One of the best ways to waterproof your shower is to have it sealed and then re-sealed on a regular basis. Doing this involves applying a combination of products like tile grout, epoxy sealant and silicone sealant.
When these products are installed correctly and well-maintained, they form a watertight seal that prevents water from breaching the surface and causing damage to the substructure of the property.
With this information in mind, you might be wondering if you should reseal the shower yourself or hire a professional. Let’s compare the two options and find out which one is right for you.
Downsides to DIY Sealing
Sure, you could reseal the shower yourself. But while you might save a few dollars on the cost of labour, you still need to purchase the necessary equipment and shower sealing products to do the job right.
Secondly, tasks like stripping out and re-grouting the tiles can take an entire day. They can even take up to two days if you have a large shower or are inexperienced in doing DIY shower repairs.
Finally, the products you use to seal your shower do not come with a workmanship guarantee. For most store-bought products you can expect temporary relief at best – anywhere from a year or longer to several months – before the product degrades and needs to be replaced.
What does this means? Yes, you do technically save money by fixing the shower yourself. But if the products or workmanship are poor, you’ll need to hire a professional who can correct what you tried to fix anyway.
Benefits of Professional Shower Sealing
There are a lot of good reasons to hire a professional to carry out waterproofing services for your home:
Any waterproofing expert worth a grain of salt will back up their services with a guarantee. At Shower Sealed our products and services are covered by a workmanship guarantee. So you can relax knowing that your shower has been given the best possible waterproofing service.
Most off-the-shelf products are designed to bring you only temporary relief from leaks. Licensed waterproofing experts have access to exclusive knowledge, products and tools. These products are designed to provide superior performance in wet conditions, and they come in a range of colours, so they blend in with the current décor and last for longer.
You have better things to do than strip out and replace tile grout. A professional service provider like Shower Sealed is fully-equipped to carry out this task quickly, easily and efficiently. This way, you can enjoy the weekend and do the things you want to do.
Licensed and Compliant
To make sure that your shower is sealed properly, always rely on a licensed professional who adheres to the regulations set out by the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards (AS 3740-1994). Also, be sure to ask for proof of qualifications and that their licensing is current and up-to-date.
Overall, the quality service and peace of mind you receive from a waterproofing expert is second to none. By choosing a professional with years of experience, your shower will receive the service it deserves and run beautifully for years to come.
With over 25 years of experience you can trust Shower Sealed to get the job done right the first time. To request a free quote from Shower Sealed, simply call 1300 519 133 or send your online enquiry.