Understanding Why Shower Seals Leak And the Signs To Look Out For

Understanding Why Shower Seals Leak And the Signs To Look Out For

Ignoring a leaking shower can result in long term building defects that will cost you a pretty penny to fix. It can also become very stressful to deal with these problems so don’t ignore your leaking shower and call in the experts at Water Leak King without delay.

A bathroom is one of the most used and the most ignored part of many houses.  Most people don’t realize that a bathroom needs more maintenance and attention than other areas in the home. It can be extremely annoying to see a leaking shower when you enter your bathroom, and the damage it causes can be even more so. This is why you should fix the problem promptly. If you ignore to fix the problem of a leaking shower in time, you may end up with major bathroom renovations.

What Causes Leaks In Shower Seals?

Different things can cause leaks in shower seals such as:

1. Building Structure Movement

There can be several different causes of shower baths or shower seal leaks, but the most common cause is disturbance or movement in the structure. This happens when a building settles into its foundation, or a building moves naturally with significant climate changes such as hot and cold weather.

2. Building Structure Becomes Weak Or Develops Cracks

The structural movement mentioned above impacts your bathroom and shower in various ways. It weakens or causes cracks to develop in the grout, shower seal, or floor/wall joints. Slowly but surely, water begins to find its way below the surface of the tiles.

3. Failing Waterproof Membrane

The waterproofing membrane under the tiles prevents water from penetrating the walls and flooring. Building movement, poor installation, or chemical breakdown due to aging can damage the shower sealing membrane. Cracks in the membrane allow water to penetrate the surrounding areas and result in damage.

Looking For Signs Seal Leaks

These are several reasons why shower seals leak such as:

  • Swelling skirting boards
  • Dampness or mold build- up
  • Musty smell – wet carpet and wallpaper
  • Mould in cupboards, on ceilings and walls
  • Cracked tiles in the bathroom
  • Peeling paint: ceiling, bathroom or exterior wall
  • Missing grout in the shower seal
  • Stained timber under the house or subfloor

Why Choose Us for the Job?

You need a trusted and experienced contractor to attend to bathroom repairs. We are a reputed and fully-licensed company with several years of expertise and experience of bathroom repair jobs.

Our expert plumbers understand the importance of carrying out leak-proof work and always double-check every aspect of bathroom repairs. They consider their job done only when they are convinced that you will not face any problem. Hire us for any plumbing job, and you will find that you have made the right choice.

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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