At an early age, we’re told how important it is to be independent and look after ourselves. Whether it’s learning how to tie our shoes, cook an exceptional meal or drive a car, we take pride in our ability to learn new skills and overcome life’s many challenges.
However, there are times where it’s safer and more efficient to hire a professional.
Unless you’re an experienced mechanic, you probably wouldn’t try to replace your own brake pads or install a new carburettor. And you probably wouldn’t risk trying to service the electrical switchboard in your home.
The same goes for your household shower.
Here’s why you should think twice before starting your DIY shower repair job.
Why Professional Waterproofing is Important
Second only to the kitchen, the bathroom uses the most amount of water in the home.
Whether you’re having a bath, shower or using the basin, the plumbing and waterproofing system is specially designed to control the flow of water and stop water from getting into places it shouldn’t be.
This is achieved by apply waterproof membranes beneath the tiles in potential wet areas such as:
- Inside the shower hob and surrounding area
- Around the bathtub, basin and cabinetry
- General tiled walls and floors
Afterwards, the tiles are laid down then sealed with tile grout while gaps between the wall and floors are secured with a non-corrosive sealant.
The Risks of DIY Shower Repairs
Showers rely on a secure connection of pipes and moving parts to provide a safe and consistent flow of water. You need a good amount of technical knowledge to know how to repair and replace these parts. If you don’t have much experience in DIY shower repairs, you risk damaging the internal components or not installing a new part correctly.
If there is a damaged pipe or faulty connection, water can penetrate the substructure of the property and cause serious damage to the internal support structure. Not only are these repairs expensive, you could be left without a shower for several days or weeks!
Another problem is that many over-the- counter products are silicone-based. These products only provide temporary relief from leaking showers and end up going mouldy after a few months.
So, unless you have the right products and are 100% confident in your DIY shower repair skills, you should trust a licensed professional to fix your leaking shower instead.
The Shower Sealed Difference
At Shower Sealed, we have over 25 years of experience in shower sealing, repairs and renovations.
Our team has a deep understanding of household plumbing and the common signs of leaking showers. Using our local expertise and technical know-how, we can identify your leaking issue and provide a no-fuss solution at an affordable cost.
Unlike over-the- counter products used in DIY shower repairs, which are usually silicone-based and only provide temporary relief, we use Ultra Bond Technology to target and stop all leakage points in the shower.
With a combination of exclusive tools, products and procedures, Shower Sealed can effectively seal any leaking shower without the need to remove tiles. Most service appointments take 4 hours and the area can typically be used the next day.
Need us to replace the showerhead, faucet, washers or O-rings? No problem.
Our team has access to shower parts for a range of shower types, so we can do onsite repairs and replacements quickly. If that wasn’t enough, most of these services come with a guarantee.
What could be better than that?
Don’t take the risk with a DIY shower repair job. Call Shower Sealed today on 1300 519 133 or send an enquiry to get a FREE quote.