A leaking shower not only produces headaches but it can require a fortune to repair if it is not attended to expeditiously and accurately. In the past, shower renovations would tiles to be removed, and a waterproof membrane applied to secure a water-tight seal. Nowadays, there are solutions which do not require any tile removal or changing of the original aesthetics.
Its a fact that over time, buildings move. Small shifts in underground durability and building foundation settlement can create cracks in your shower or in the bathroom. There are many other causes, but a crack in the wall and floor joinings or in between grouting and tiling causes extensive problems to the wall and floor behind them. By using the DiaOSeal system developed by Shower Repairs Plus, they can repair, re-seal and provide a water-tight shower or bathroom with a very long lasting finish. The DiaOSeal Hydro-barrier is a clear liquid that seals the tiled area, stops further leaks and is non-invasive.
Having a bathroom which has mold and mildew is not pleasant and having a bathroom which leaks water onto woodwork, carpets and through the ceiling can cause great damage. Fixing a leaking shower as quickly as possible is the best and most economical way to keep your house from severe damage.
Once the area is treated, the specialist DiaOSeal sealer is impenetrable by water, stops further leakages; it treats and seals the shower eliminating the failed membrane as well as being retaining its strength against chemical cleaners.
Do you require a service from Shower Repairs Plus? Inspect the taps and tap penetrations behind the flanges for water penetration or leaks. If the sealant is cracked, missing or look in poor condition, reseal the penetrations immediately. Check all of the fixtures and fittings. If a shower is on the first floor, check the ceiling below. If it is sagging, swelling or staining, you have a leak.
In tiled areas, checking the condition of the grout is vital in keeping a shower cubicle free from leaks. Any hair line cracks encourage the formation of efflorescence and carbon calamite. This is when the water seeps through to the cement work and dissolves the lime leaving white scaly salt deposit behind.
Dealing with a leaking shower is vitally important to be performed earlier rather than later. Any signs of damage or leaks, such as staining, cracks in the grouting, efflorescence and damaged walls, means water is leaking.
Silicone and cheap store purchased sealants can crack and age over time. Visually check the area yourself, but have Shower Repairs Plus carry out a compressive service on the shower and have it backed by a 12 written guarantee against leakage.
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