Leaking Bathtubs and Shower Trays? We Will Fix It
Problem wet locations in your home are a common occurrence and most of the time, they have the tendency to be high use locations such as the cooking area sink and the bathroom.
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Whereas the cooking area tends to be more manageable and the issues relatively solvable, the bathroom can be far more difficult to manage when it begins causing issues. This could be the time you need to call in a professional in your Whitemoor Nottinghamshire East Midlands area.
We serve these local areas too:
- Bobbers Mill
- New Basford
- Hyson Green
- Old Basford
- Forest Fields
- Sherwood Rise
Considering that the bathroom tends to be an extremely damp area due to a fair amount of water being splashed while showering, it can begin to show some indications of wear and tear in susceptible places. These are normally in the seams where a shower tray or tub meets the wall tiles.
Absence of proper sealing on the edges of wetrooms and shower trays can present a big obstacle as they can be the vulnerable point where the water and mould ultimately deteriorate and begin seeping water through and gradually causing damage to plasterboards.
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A common symptom of this circumstance consists of a damp odour in the bathroom. In some cases, it can manifest on the lower levels first. A stain mark will appear on the ceiling panels as a result of taking in water from the bathroom leakages above. Apart from such a stain being an eyesore, there is an impending threat if there are electrical wires near the boards.
Such a leakage would have to be dealt with quickly by identifying the actual leaking area and rectifying at the earliest opportunity to avert any risk from escalating.
These sort of issues normal in bathroom locations for 2 main factors. One is normally improper installation and insufficient sealing of the edges of bath tubs and shower trays. The other might be as a result of ageing.
Some plumbing technicians might cannot pick the optimum possible location for installing a shower tray or tub which can lead to leaking issues later. For example, a shower head positioned in a location near the window might result in the shower sprays falling on the window sill and standing there.
This can provide a future issue simply due to the fact that if the grouting or sealer utilised there is not water resistant and is considered ‘permeable’, water will seep in and make its way down to the underlying plaster and wood.
Throughout construction and repair, it’s the best idea to make sure that your home builder or service technician uses top quality water resistant grout and silicone in your bathroom as water tends to reach unexpected places in the bathroom during a shower.
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When it pertains to bath tubs, a common and recurrent issue for a lot of bath tubs appears to be caulking or sealing which cracks regularly. Some homeowners are amazed. The silicon fractures or tends to pull away from the wall after a couple of months.
Bead size has a lot to do with it. The fact that the width of the opening between the tub and the wall is unequal means that there will be areas that are broader while others are narrower, making it tough to find the ideal size bead to utilise.
If you utilise a bigger bead, then you wind up having an overflow in the narrower area without the silicon finding its way into the gap. When you opt for a smaller sized bead, your silicon winds up being inefficient in the larger areas since it vanishes into the area without filling it.
A lot of homeowners have actually shared that while opting on DIY, they use utmost care to prep the area to counter any wetness by completely scrubbing and cleaning up with alcohol and letting it dry for a couple of days prior to the caulking. In spite of this a lot of people are doing a decent job, but they still lament that it stops working way quicker than they could have hoped.
One technique is to make sure that you fill the tub with water prior to caulking. This makes sure that the tub is at its ideal weight and stretched out to leave an ideal gap. Once you do, the silicon has a better chance of remaining in place for longer, assuming you have actually done the preparation work well.
Shower Tray Problems
In many cases when dealing with a dripping shower tray, we have actually needed to eliminate the tiles around the perimeter of the tray. Additional examination normally reveals wet plywood that is heavily water damaged specifically if it is not WPB marine plywood.
In one circumstance, we observed that the perimeter of the shower tray still had the plastic covering that it came in. It is such things that make it evident that the initial installer was what we refer to as a cowboy home builder, indicating they did a lousy job.
Sadly for the house owner, what ought to have simply been a fairly straightforward repairing task, turns out to be a big job, and you wouldn’t desire another cowboy home builder mishandling the repair.
Contracting a highly regarded, careful and proficient service technician is essential in restoring a now complicated matter without costing you an arm and a leg.
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To this day, we’ve dealt with many straightforward cases where performing thorough cleaning and applying a tube of silicon around the leaking edges has fixed the issues.
But in some instances, we found the issue to have actually gone further, specifically when the installation was not done properly and second-rate materials were utilised.
Why Seek The Help of Professionals?
As seasoned specialists in bathroom repair and remodelling, we have actually worked on so many cases and observed the damage that is triggered by a dripping tub or shower tray. Typically, it’s extremely expensive if not sorted out on time.
Although one can attempt and do a patch fix on it prior to the service technician gets there, it is recommended that you get the help of an expert.
Every circumstance is so variale, however after mindful assessment of the issue, our experts will have the ability to supply you with a practical option that will fix your leaking tub or tray for a long time to come.
It can become relatively tough to describe how to fix a dripping tub or shower tray step by step since the situations are so different.
However, what you can be guaranteed of when you call us in is that we will examine the issue, provide you an accurate diagnosis, then, based on that, supply a solution(s) that will rid you of the leaking issue for the longest time.
With our team on your side, you can say goodbye to all your bath leakage issues. We cover your area of Whitemoor NG8 5. Call us today to make your appointment on 0115 822 4995Bobbers Mill, New Basford, Hyson Green, Aspley, Old Basford, Forest Fields, Radford, Sherwood Rise, Cinderhill, Beechdale