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.