Have you just discovered the signs of a leak in your shower? If so, then you’ll want to uncover the source of the problem – quickly – so that you can get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Which begs the question, do you need a professional to visit your home?
In cases like this, the most effective way to diagnose a leaking shower is in person. Why? Because there are many ways a shower can leak. And by identifying the exact source of the problem, you will get the right treatment plan for the job, saving you time and money. Plus, you can rest easy knowing your home is safe from the threat of bathroom-related water damage, for the long term.
Here are a few other reasons why it’s important to book a site visit when getting a quote to fix your leaking shower.
Invisible Leaking Shower issues
Many issues related to leaking showers and bathrooms take place within the internal walls of your property, so they’re not easily visible to the naked eye.
That’s why waterproofing technicians use technology like thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters. These devices are a safe, non-invasive way to identify leaks not visible to the naked eye, such as beneath tiled flooring and within the internal walls of a building.
What’s the difference between the two devices? Moisture meters accurately indicate the percentage of water in wood.
This is important when assessing potential damage to the various timber structural posts that exist in a building.
If the moisture meter detects an unusually high amount of moisture, then it probably means that one of the timber support posts are exposed to a leak, and at risk of further water damage.
Thermal image cameras, on the other hand, are used to detect the subtle differences in temperature in a building.
The technician views the camera through the lens of a thermal image, where differences in temperature are represented by different colours – i.e. bright colours are ‘warm’, while dark colours are ‘cold’.
Using this methodology, technicians take not of the subtle changes in temperature, where unusually large dark blotches are often the sign of potential water damage. From there, the technicians can investigate further to confirm that their suspicions are accurate.
Fast and Accurate Diagnosis
Leaking bathrooms and showers are no joke. If left untreated for long enough, the build-up of moisture in your home can cause major damage.
That’s because, when water enters unventilated parts of your home – i.e. no sunlight, no airflow – this encourages the growth of mould and mildew. This bacteria can affect the quality of the air in your home, and even increase the risk of allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
What’s more, damp conditions are the perfect breeding ground for wood boring pests, such as termites and carpenter ants. So, not only will you have water damage to deal with, but also a nasty pest infestation!
For this reason, it’s vital that you book a site visit in person sooner, rather than trying to diagnose the problem on your own. By letting a professional do the hard work for you, they can pinpoint the exact source of the problem – faster, and more efficiently than yourself – and start treatment straight away.
As a result, you will benefit from a quick, easy, and personalised waterproofing solution, one that is guaranteed to work – and last too.
Futureproof your home
You’ve no doubt seen the wide range of shower leaking products available in store. While many of these products can provide relief from shower leaks; the truth is, the results are often temporary.
And that’s in the best case scenario, when the product has been applied correctly, under the right circumstances. Anything outside of a best case scenario and, chances are, your leaky woes will return soon enough, causing you further grief.
What’s more, unless you know exactly what you’re doing, you may be left wondering: Is my home really safe from water damage?
To save yourself the drama and hassle, get expert advice from a waterproofing specialist.
There is no cost or obligation to arrange a free site visit. They can narrow down the source of the problem, tell you what’s happening – in language you can actually understanding – and give you a price estimate for treatment. From there, you have the freedom to decide if you wish to go ahead with treatment. Again, there’s no pressure.
By leaving the waterproofing to the experts, you’ll have peace of mind knowing the value – and structural integrity – of your home is preserved.