Is your shower leaking? You might be worried but rest assured, you’re not alone. Leaky showers are a very common household problem. In fact, they occur so often they’re currently one of the top residential defects listed by Australian building inspectors.
A dripping, cracked shower can be much more than a nuisance, however. Unfortunately, this kind of damage can cause dangerous structural problems in your home and promote the growth of unhealthy mould along with musty-smelling air that no one welcomes.
So, how do you know if your shower is leaking and what can you do about it? Before calling us, (or after, whichever suits you!), check out this blog. At Leaky Showers, we have decades of experience and we offer Manly shower repairs along with the Wynnum area too.
How You Can Tell if Your Shower is Leaking
A leaky shower isn’t a given as your home ages. This being said, it does happen. Showers leak for a variety of reasons including a moving shower tray, sealant issues, a poorly installed tap, broken tiles, poor adhesive, and more. Some tell-tale signs everything isn’t as it should be are:
● Stained tiles
● Mouldy areas
● Peeling paint on the walls and ceiling
● Water damage in the room below
● Musty smells
● Buckled bathroom walls
If you have tiles in your bathroom that are loose or that have black mould developing around their edges, this could spell trouble. Peeling paint is a definite sign water is getting in, as is a musty smell that never seems to leave the room.
A definite sign that water is coming in contact with structural areas in your home, is the presence of damage on the ceiling in the room below your shower area (if you have a 2-story home), as well as signs of impairment in any rooms that sit adjacent to your bathroom.
Homes in Manly and Wynnum come with the natural appeal of being within fantastic reach of the coast and it’s important to preserve this added value to your property by keeping your home in the best shape possible. Don’t let problems persist! What could be a small issue right now in your bathroom can quickly grow into a larger one that’s causing more than just peeling paint on the wall beside your toilet.
Get the professionals to help you when it comes to Brisbane shower repairs. This will ensure all work done meets Australian building codes and that you get a safe, beautiful living space you can enjoy for years to come.
What to Do if Your Shower Leaks
Some of the immediate repairs you can do to prevent further damage if you have a leaky shower include installing a new shower head and fixing faulty sealing. This might be all you need to do. Often, however, there’s more to it. You can follow our comprehensive tips online to fix your leaky shower yourself if you’re feeling handy and up to it. However, you’ll need to invest the right amount of time and tools to make sure the problem is fixed properly.
For increased convenience, experience and peace of mind, contact the Leaky Shower team today. We offer a free pressure and moisture test with every quote we give so you know exactly how much work needs to be done. Our team is composed of skilled professionals with years of experience tending to Wynnum shower repairs and Manly shower repairs.
If you have a leaky shower then contact us today. Your home will thank you for it!