Repair vs Replace: How to stop a leaking shower?

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Repair vs Replace: How to stop a leaking shower?

A leaking shower is one of the most common faults faced by homeowners and investors, especially those with units, in bathrooms. Failing to stop a leaking shower quickly can lead to wider Fix a leaking showerleakage throughout the bathroom and structural issues. This can prove very costly and time consuming. So can you fix a leaking shower or do you need to replace the whole base?

How to tell if your shower is leaking?

If you notice that your tiles are becoming darker this is a sign of leaking in your bathroom. Other indications of leakage include a musty smell in or around the bathroom, dampness being felt either in the bathroom, or on the other side of the bathroom wall, dampness around the doorway and the threshold of the bathroom, damaged paint, stains on walls or on the ceiling, or tiles becoming loose.

What can cause a leaking shower?

A leaking shower can be caused by a number of issues, especially in older houses. Tiling issues such as poorly installed waterproofing, tiles not fitted into the adhesive properly, holes in the grout and the grout being implemented incorrectly can cause major leakage issues, as can poor drainage, leaking pipes behind the wall and the building movement, even by the slightest bit.

If your shower is leaking, the first thing that needs to be done is to assess where the leak is and how bad the damage is.

To assess the extent of the damage and decide whether you need to repair or replace your shower, you will need to contact a professional to come and have a look for you. Before you choose your expert you might find this article useful – Things you should know about waterproofing experts . RhinoSeal are experts in shower sealing and repairs, and have developed systems to either repair or replace your shower, with minimal disruption to you.

Repair

RhinoSeal have developed a state of the art Stop Leak Injection system that can repair your shower leak, without the need to remove tiles. We can be in and out of your house and stop a leaking shower in just one day. We use a three-step process to ensure that we stop the leak and leave you with a waterproof shower.

  1. We grout the entire wall & floor of the shower with flexible rubberised grout. Other companies use a rigid epoxy grout which take little or no building movement and will only grout 2 bottom rows of the wall tiles.
  2. We use a clear waterproofed sealer over the walls and floor of a shower that is stain and mould resistant.
  3. We apply a flexible mould resistant perimeter seal.

Replace

Sometimes there is just too much damage to repair the leak and we need to look at replacing the shower base for you to ensure that we can stop your leakage problems. To ensure that you will get the best quality shower base, and to prevent further leakage issues, RhinoSeal have developed a five-step system to replace your shower base over two days. This means that you will be able to shower without worrying about a leaking shower again.

  1. A flexible waterproof membrane is applied to floor.
  2. Waterproof tile glue is used when applying new tiles.
  3. We grout the entire wall & floor of the shower with flexible rubberised grout. Other companies use a rigid epoxy grout which take little or no building movement and will only grout 2 bottom rows of the wall tiles.
  4. We use a clear waterproofed sealer over the walls and floor of a shower that is stain and mould resistant.
  5. We apply a flexible mould resistant perimeter seal.

If you need stop a leaking shower before it damages your investment, give RhinoSeal a call today on 0478 956 892 to book in an obligation free quote.

Also have a look at some of our testimonials here.

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