Leaky Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet areas in your home are a typical incident and in most cases, they tend to be high use areas such as the cooking area sink and the restroom.
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Whereas the cooking area tends to be more workable and the problems fairly easy to fix, the shower room can be way more difficult to handle when it begins presenting problems. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Old Lenton Nottinghamshire East Midlands area.
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Given that the shower room tends to be a highly wet area due to a reasonable amount of water being splashed around while showering, it can begin to reveal some indications of wear and tear in vulnerable places. These are generally in the seams where a shower tray or bathtub adjoins the wall tiles.
Lack of correct sealing on the edges of bathrooms and shower trays can present a big obstacle as they can be the weak point where the water and mould eventually deteriorate and start leaking water through and slowly damaging plasterboards.
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A common sign of this situation includes a wet smell in the shower room. Often, it can show up on the lower floors first. A stain mark will appear on the ceiling boards as a result of taking in water from the shower room leaks above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an impending threat if there are electrical wires close to the boards.
Such a leakage would need to be addressed quickly by recognising the real leaking area and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to prevent any threat from intensifying.
These sort of problems normal in shower room areas for 2 primary factors. One is generally incorrect setup and inadequate sealing of the edges of bathtubs and shower trays. The other may be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing professionals may cannot choose the optimum possible location for installing a shower tray or bathtub which can cause leaking problems later on. For instance, a shower head positioned in an area close to the window may lead to the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing there.
This can provide a future problem merely because if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not water resistant and is considered ‘permeable’, water will leak in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and wood.
Throughout building and repair, it’s best to ensure that your home builder or service technician uses premium water resistant grout and silicone in your shower room as water tends to reach unexpected locations in the shower room during a shower.
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When it concerns bathtubs, a typical and re-occurring problem for many bathtubs seems to be caulking or sealing which cracks repeatedly. Some house owners are shocked. The silicon fractures or tends to pull away from the wall after a few months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. That the width of the opening between the bathtub and the wall is irregular means that there will be sections that are wider while others are narrower, making it challenging to find the best size bead to utilise.
If you utilise a larger bead, then you end up having an overflow in the narrower section without the silicon finding its direction into the space. When you choose a smaller bead, your silicon winds up being ineffective in the larger areas because it vanishes into the space without filling it.
A lot of house owners have shared that while deciding on DIY, they use utmost care to prep the area to counter any moisture by thoroughly scouring and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry out for a few days prior to the caulking. Despite this many people are doing a good job of it, but they still lament that it stops working way faster than they would have desired.
One trick is to make sure that you fill the bathtub with water prior to caulking. This ensures that the tub is at its optimum weight and extended to leave an optimum space. When you do, the silicon has a much better possibility of remaining in place for longer, assuming you have done the prep work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In some cases when dealing with a leaking shower tray, we have needed to remove the tiles around the perimeter of the tray. Further examination generally reveals moist plywood that is heavily water damaged especially if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we observed that the perimeter of the shower tray still had the plastic wrapping that it came in. It is such things that make it apparent that the preliminary installer was what we describe as a cowboy home builder, meaning they did a poor job.
Unfortunately for the property owner, what ought to have merely been a relatively straightforward repair job, ends up being a project, and you wouldn’t want another cowboy home builder mishandling the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, careful and competent service technician is essential in salvaging a now complicated matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To date, we’ve handled numerous straightforward cases where carrying out extensive cleansing and applying a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has solved the problems.
However in some instances, we found the problem to have gone further, especially when the setup was not done correctly and subpar products were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As seasoned experts in shower room repair and renovation, we have worked on numerous cases and observed the damage that is caused by a leaking bathtub or shower tray. Usually, it’s really expensive if not fixed on time.
Although one can try and do a patch repair on it prior to the service technician arrives, it is recommended that you enlist the assistance of an expert.
Every situation is so different, however after careful evaluation of the problem, our specialists will have the ability to provide you with a convenient service that will resolve your leaky tub or tray for a long period of time to come.
It can become fairly challenging to describe ways to repair a leaking bathtub or shower tray step by step because the circumstances are so varied.
Nevertheless, exactly what you can be ensured of when you call us in is that we will examine the problem, offer you a precise diagnosis, then, based upon that, provide an option(s) that will rid you of the leaky problem for the longest time.
With our team on your side, you can say goodbye to all your bath leakage problems. We cover your area of Old Lenton NG7 2. Call us today to make your appointment on 0115 822 4995Dunkirk, New Lenton, The Park, Standard Hill, Radford, Meadows, Nottingham, Lenton Abbey, Wilford, Lace Market