Many people believe that the only way to fix a leaky shower is to remove the tiles and undergo a lengthy and expensive re-membraning process. Although this can be effective, particularly for serious leaks, it often isn’t necessary. If you don’t want to go through the inconvenience of major renovations in your bathroom, shower sealing can be a quick and effective alternative – and it doesn’t involve removing tiles.
The shower sealing process is very straightforward and can be completed within a few hours. Before the process takes place, a technician will perform an assessment and check for water concealed behind tiles. As preparation you will be required to keep your shower clean and dry for 24 hours beforehand.
During the process the existing grout and sealant will be removed and the tiles will be regrouted where the shower screen meets the walls and around the hob and angles of the walls. The tiles will then be cleaned and sealant applied over the tiles.
Once the sealing process is complete, you will need to wait 24 hours before using your shower again. The shower sealant is absorbed through the tiles and grout for a depth of up to 9mm and provides an effective water tight seal against leaks. Shower sealing can last for years and is a much more cost effective alternative to full bathroom membraning.