Options to fix a shower leak

If you have a leaking shower or you suspect you might have one it’s important to address the problem sooner rather than later. If left to continue, a leaking shower can cause extensive water damage to your home and could lead to long term problems and costly repair bills. When you are looking to have a leaky shower repaired you have a few options available to you.

Full bathroom waterproofing

Full waterproofing is the most extensive form of bathroom waterproofing you can undertake. It means having your bathroom out of action for a number of days while tiles are removed and the polyurethane membrane underneath is replaced. Although it is time consuming and expensive, full bathroom waterproofing is sometimes the most effective way to deal with major leaks and issues. Some bathroom and shower companies recommend full bathroom waterproofing for every leak but it is not always necessary. Often there is another less expensive solution which can fix the problem with less hassle.

The DIY option

There are a number of do it yourself shower sealing kits available which promise great results at a low price. DIY shower sealing kits can have a number of pitfalls and they can be difficult to use as well as ineffective over the long term. If the leak is not fixed properly it can lead to further damage and more expensive repair costs so if you choose this option it is important to be extremely careful.

Shower sealing services

This is often the best solution to a leaky shower. Less disruptive than a full bathroom renovation or waterproofing and more effective and long lasting than trying to do it yourself, a shower sealant is applied to your shower walls and joins to make them watertight. This process only takes a day, does not involve removing tiles and can give you a leak free shower for years.

Whatever option you choose it is important to make sure the problem is adequately fixed as quickly as possible. Don’t let a leaky shower lead to a bigger problem; seek professional help if necessary and you could save yourself time and money in the future.

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