When most of us think of leaking showers, we think of mould growth. However, there can be an even more severe consequence. Leaky showers, especially those that leak within the walls and damage structural supports, are a magnet for termites. Termites in bathrooms are hard to spot within the walls and can eat through damp wood at an alarming speed.
Maintaining your home by repairing problems shortly after they arise, or before they even pop up, is a fantastic and straightforward way you can help preserve its value. Some of the most obvious repairs many Australian homeowners face include fixing wet and dry rot in a home’s timber, addressing rising dampness in the foundation and walls, and getting a new roof. Your bathroom might not come to mind as the first stop for repairs. However, as a primary place for damage, it should also be top of your list, especially when it comes to indoor maintenance. A bathroom that leaks can spell huge problems for your home.
Here are 4 excellent ways you can maintain your bathroom in tip-top shape to get the best value from your home over time.
A leak in your shower may see you wondering “should I rebuild, or repair my leaky shower”? But don’t wait too long as even the smallest of leaks can lead to severe structural damage and heavy repair bills.
You can try to fix the leak yourself, but quick repair jobs often don’t fix the root causes and may end up making the problem worse. It takes a professional to save your shower with minimally invasive techniques that will ensure its longevity for years to come.
This time of year can be perfect for home renovations. With warmer weather in full swing, for many people, the desire to upgrade either indoor or outdoor spaces in your home can be strong. If you have an older home, restyling your kitchen, adding an extra bedroom or home office, or finally splurging for your own pool might be top of the list. A lot of people are also turning to bathroom and shower renovations. In fact, throughout 2021 Australians engaged in a record number of home alterations.
Are you considering a new shower in the new year? Make sure you get it done right and water-tight.
Got a leaking shower and wondering why? Then read on…because, at Leaky Showers Nerang, we’re about to unpack this topic in detail!
Leaking showers can really affect your home because grout isn’t actually waterproof, and even waterproof membranes aren’t impervious to deterioration. A leaking shower can also mean your plasterboard, timber and paintwork are also vulnerable to water damage. Tiny cracks in a shower floor can let water through, and you could end up finding water (and water damage) far beyond your bathroom – especially if your bathroom or ensuite is on the second floor. Foundations and your timber frame can also be damaged which can, in turn, lead to costly repairs.
Some of the causes of leaking showers can be:
1. Broken Tiles Or Grout
When tiles are broken or have been improperly installed, they are exposed to water. Water can break down the tile adhesive, causing tiles to come loose or even fall off altogether. There may also be gaps in the grout sealing, allowing water to reach the waterproof membrane that’s beneath the tiles.
2. Deteriorating Waterproofing
Sometimes in leaking showers, the waterproofing membrane has deteriorated naturally over time (maybe even unnaturally due to more water reaching it than there should be) or has been installed improperly. When this happens minor leaks in the bathroom can turn into water that can flow freely into your home’s structure.
Do you have a Leaking Shower? If so, the experts at Leaky Showers Nerang are here to help! Leaking showers can cause an array of damage to the structure of your home, which can result in a hefty repair bill.
Read on to discover all of the services we provide to eliminate the leaks in your shower and save you money in repairs.
We Can Fix Your Shower
When you have a problem with your shower, it’s important to leave those repairs to the experts. For example, you may need to fix loose or damaged tiles or even fix a leaky tap or showerhead.
Completing these repairs correctly, and up to the required Australian standards, requires a special set of skills, tools and experience which often the home DIY’er just doesn’t have. Attempting to undertake a job like this can result in bigger problems in the long run, like tiles falling off the wall because the wrong adhesive was used. At Leaky Showers Nerang, we only use professional-grade products and our experience allows us to fix your leaky shower in half the time it would take you. This means your shower will be up and running again in no time.
This young couple bought their first home at Mermaid Waters in the Gold Coast knowing that the shower was leaking to the garage downstairs. They had been able to negotiate a good price on the property because of the leaking shower so they decided to do a partial Gold Coast shower rebuild which would also remove the shower’s plastic tray, which was looking a bit tired.
With a partial Gold Coast shower rebuild we remove the floor and the first run of wall tiles and wall sheeting to expose the wall studs and ensure they have not been water damaged. Then we repair the floor and walls, waterproof and re-tile. We provide the tiles or in this case the customer provided their own tiles and also ordered a new shower screen to give the bathroom a new look which really complimented the rest of their home.
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