You were just walking towards the bathroom, when suddenly everything went wrong.
What started with a few pockets of air bubbles in the paint, turns into a sequence of bizarre events – the bathroom door gets jammed, the shower tiles are cracked and discoloured, and a musty odour lingers around the place.
It’s not until you walk downstairs when your worst fears are confirmed; a watermark in the ceiling below the bathroom.
You cry, “My shower is leaking!”
Leaking showers are a common problem among homeowners. But it’s crucial you act quickly to avoid paying for structural damage and exposing your family to mould or bacteria.
Fortunately, there are ways to fix the problem without removing tiles or costing you a fortune.
Confirm the Damage
If you’ve found any of the signs of leakage mentioned above, your shower is most likely the culprit.
However, to avoid heading in the wrong direction for treatment, go over this checklist to confirm the problem actually is a leaking shower:
- Damp or wet carpet areas
- Cracked, loosened or discoloured bathroom tiles
- Tile grout is cracked or crumbling
- Harsh odours or smells
- Watermarks on the ceiling below the bathroom
- Air bubbles in the interior paint
- Exposed gaps between the wall and floor junctions
- Certain doors or windows are hard to open
- Termite activity near the bathroom
In most cases, if you have one or more of these issues, then your shower is probably leaking.
Identify Possible Leakage Points
So you’ve found the problem, but you need to get to the source.
First, look in the shower and assess the condition of your tiles, tile grout and silicone stripping. Are the tiles cracked, broken or loosened? Is the silicone strip peeling off? Is the tile grout crumbling away?
Make sure to look carefully, even the tiniest cracks will allow water to penetrate the substructure of your home. If you can’t seem to identify any faults in the shower, the problem could be more serious like a broken drainage pipe or faulty waterproof membrane.
In any case where you’ve identified a shower leak, a licensed professional can provide a cost-effective solution to 100% seal your shower.
Trust Shower Sealed
At Shower Sealed, we can waterproof your shower without removing any tiles. It only takes 2-4 hours to treat your shower, you get a 100% waterproof seal, and you can use your shower the next day.
All of this comes to you with incredible value for money and a 12 year guarantee.
What could possibly be better than that?
If you’re asking yourself, “My shower is leaking! What can I do?” Call 1300 519 133 or make an enquiry to have your leaking shower fixed in a matter of hours.