Leaking Shower – What Not to Do

Do you have a damp, musty smell in your bathroom? Cracks in the grout or lifting tiles in the shower? Puddles of water on the bathroom floor? Bubbling paint on the adjacent wall? All of these are signs your shower may be leaking. If left untreated, a leaking shower can result in long term structural damage to your home requiring costly repairs to fix. Fortunately, My Shower can help you save time and money with our professional shower leak repair service in Perth. If you think you might have a shower leak, here is what you should not do (and what you should!).

Do Not Act Slowly

Do not ignore the warning signs! Shower leaks will never repair themselves, in fact, they will only get worse over time causing more damage to your home, resulting in exorbitant repair costs. As soon as you notice a shower leak, call in the experts. The sooner you act, the more chance there is that you can undergo shower leak repairs without removing any tiles or replacing your whole shower.

Do Not Call a Bathroom Renovation Company

Many homeowners often think that a leaking shower means the whole shower will need to be removed and replaced, and feel that they need to engage a bathroom renovation company to complete a partial or full bathroom renovation. This is most often NOT the case. If a leaky shower is detected early, the shower can be completely repaired without the need for removing tiles or grout and can be done in a matter of hours. A bathroom renovation will cost thousands and take weeks or even months in most cases, is not necessary.

Do Not Attempt to DIY

It might be tempting to try to fix the leak yourself, there are an abundance of how-to guides you can find online and your local hardware store may have some cheaper products you can try. However, we constantly hear from homeowners who have tried to repair the leak with a simple ‘fix’ such as silicone only to see that this does not actually solve the problem and can make matters worse by concealing the water leak behind the tiles. It is much better and much more cost-effective in the long term to engage a professional shower repair company. By using professionals rather than attempting to fix the leak yourself, you can rest assured that the problem will be resolved properly and permanently with the added bonus of a warranty for your peace of mind. Most DIY attempts fail, and the ones that do fix the problem are usually a band aid effect and will require expert attention in the near future.

So, We Have Discussed What You Should NOT Do, But What Should You Do When You Notice a Shower Leak?

If you have noticed any warning signs that your shower is leaking, call in the professionals ASAP. There can be many reasons why a shower is leaking, it is important to identify the root of the problem and undertake repairs quickly. A simple leak detection test and fast and effective repairs could save you from preventable and costly renovations. There are different ways to repair a shower leak and there are various methods of sealing and waterproofing. Seek the service of a specialised shower leak repair company. They will assess your shower leak and provide a customised solution to get your shower back to its best.

If you want to prevent damage to your home, save time, save money and be guaranteed the problem is resolved for good, do not delay, call My Shower today. A WA owned and operated specialised leak repair and waterproofing service, we are the leading choice for shower leak repairs in Perth. Enquire online or call us today for a free quote on 1300 055 088.