Reasons of Shower Seals Leak And Signs That Indicate Them

Postponing leaking shower repairs can have a long term impact. The structure of your building may become damaged, resulting in expensive repairs and replacements. Dealing with plumbing problems is stressful too. 

It’s why you can benefit from calling the professionals at Water Leak King as soon as you notice any signs of shower leaks. Isn’t a bathroom the most used area in most houses? Isn’t it also the most ignored despite the attention it deserves? People forget that regular maintenance and care of any bathroom is essential. 

The sight of a leaking shower and peeling paint on bathroom walls can be unpleasant. The damage caused to the bathroom walls and structure is another aspect you need to deal with. Taking quick measures to fix the problem as soon as you notice it avoids expensive repairs and renovation later on.

Reasons for Leaks in Shower Seals

Leaks in shower seals happen for several reasons, such as:

1. Movements in the Structure

While shower seal or shower bath leaks occur due to various reasons, movement or disturbance in the structure of the building are the most common culprits.  Structural changes happen due to climatic fluctuations like hot and cold weather as well as when the building sinks into its foundation.

2. The Weakness of The Structure Or Cracks In It

What impact do structural changes have on your shower or bathroom? This takes place in many ways- these changes weaken the structure of the bathroom and its fixtures and are the cause of cracks in the shower seals, grout, floor/wall joints, etc. Water begins to find its way through the cracks and seeps under the surface of the tiles.

3. Damaged Waterproof Membrane

The waterproofing membrane under the tiles prevents the water penetration of water and safeguards your flooring and walls. However, this membrane can suffer damage due to aspects such as poor installation, building movement, or even chemical breakdown. Water seeps in through the cracks quickly to the adjacent features, causing damage.

How to Spot Shower Seal Leaks

There are several signs of shower leaks such as;

  • Skirting boards swell
  • Musty smell emitting from wet wallpaper and carpet
  • Dampness or mould build-up
  • Cracks in bathroom tiles
  • Mould in places like ceilings, cupboards, and walls
  • The shower seal grout missing
  • Stains on timber under the house or subfloor
  • Peeling of paint on bathroom walls, exterior walls or ceiling

We Are the Best for The Job

Bathroom repairs require skill and experience, and you need a credible contractor to execute the work correctly the first time. Ours is a renowned and fully-licensed company with years of experience and expertise in handling bathroom repairs and renovation.

Our professional plumbers have the training and practical experience to conduct leak-proof work. They thoroughly check every little aspect of the bathroom repair work and ensure that you will not face leaks in the bathroom or shower seal. We handle every plumbing job efficiently and ensure that our customers are 100% satisfied with our service.

Visit our testimonials page to see what others have to say about us here at Water Leak King. If you have questions,  just fill in this form, and we’ll contact you as soon as we can. You can also give us a call at 1300 934 863 if you need immediate assistance.

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