This is a common question asked by first home builders, landlords, tenants and real estate agents. It’s an important question to answer too. Why? Because knowing when to seal and reseal your shower will make your life a lot easier in the long run.
Let us explain. You see, not only does a regular reseal protect your beautiful home from costly water damage. It also keeps your bathroom looking sparkling fresh for longer, and gives the property a nice boost in value.
Best of all, you can relax knowing the shower will provide years of reliable service, and look fantastic every time you step in to freshen up.
Shower Sealing for New Homes
When building a new home, waterproofing the bathroom is one of the most important tasks to complete.
Only licensed waterproofing experts have the skills and knowledge to perform waterproofing. In Queensland and NSW, the person who does the waterproofing must hold a current waterproofer’s license.
As you would expect, waterproofing is completed during the construction of the bathroom. Before any tiles are laid down, a waterproofing expert will apply a waterproof barrier to the wall and floor surfaces in the shower. By using specialised products and techniques this ensures a guaranteed watertight seal for a minimum of 10 years.
Once the waterproofing is applied and tiles are laid down, the shower is professionally sealed, grouted, and all floor/wall junctions are reinforced.
Resealing an Existing Shower
If you have recently moved into an existing house, you may be unsure of the current state of the shower.
The easiest way to find out is to visually inspect the shower. Keep a close eye on the surface to spot signs of deterioration such as broken tiles, cracked grout, and mouldy or worn silicone.
For tenants who are renting, you should report any signs of damage to the property manager, so they can ask the landlord to approve repairs. If you own the property, you should book an appointment with a professional shower sealing company to repair the shower.
What if it all seems fine on the surface? Still carry out your due diligence.
Get in touch with your landlord or the former property owner, if possible, and acquire maintenance records of the house. Depending on how old the property is, they may able to give you records that show when and how often the shower has been serviced. This information will help you choose the best time to reseal and waterproof the existing shower.
Benefits of Professional Resealing
Waterproofing is best done by qualified experts who have access to exclusive tools, products and procedures.
1. High Quality Results
By having your shower resealed by a reputable company, you have peace of mind knowing the shower is properly sealed. This means the job will be done right the first time and you won’t have to worry about leaks for a long time.
2. Service Guarantee
At Shower Sealed, Most of our products and services come with a guarantee and give you the confidence knowing the shower will last for many years to come. This is not something you will get with products you buy off the shelf.
3. Custom Finishes
With access to a variety of colours and finishes, a professional service will easily match the look of your current shower. This will ensure the original charm of your shower is preserved and will look just as good – in fact, better – as it did before.
Avoid the hassle and uncertainty of a DIY resealing job. Get in touch with Shower Sealed today to protect your home from water damage for good. For a FREE quote, call 1300 519 133 or complete the online form.