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4 Tips to Consider When Undergoing Shower Repairs

Going through shower repairs can be a lengthy and annoying process, especially when you only have the one bathroom, but they don’t have to be. If you have the right team, shower repairs can be a quick and hassle-free affair. Even so, any changes to your bathroom will incur some sort of inconvenience to you, so there are a few things you should consider before scheduling and whilst undergoing your repairs. Keeping these things in mind will ensure that you know exactly what to do during and after your repairs so that you can return to normal life as soon as possible.

1. Remember that you won’t be able to use your shower for 24 hours after the repairs.

This time period is allotted so that the silicone, grout, sealer and adhesive have enough time to completely dry. If you use your shower in this 24 hour period, you’ll probably diminish the effectiveness of these adhesives, meaning that your next repair may come sooner than you think. That’s why it’s important to keep the shower dry for a full day and make alternate plans for showering. If you have another shower in the house then you can use that, but if you don’t, you may want to make arrangements to fit a handheld shower head to the faucet in your bath. If you don’t have a bath, then ensure you make arrangements to shower at the house of a friend or family member.

2. Designate time to clean your bathroom after repairs.

Depending on the extent of shower repairs, you may need to clean your bathroom after repairs are finished. Any work that involves sanding plaster, removing tiles and removing grout is very messy, and will create a fine dust. Whilst we’ll take extra precautions to reduce the dust caused and clean up after our team conducts repairs, all the airborne dust will settle again later on all the surfaces in your bathroom. Therefore, ensure you have enough time to dust and vacuum your bathroom before you resume using it as normal. You may even want to postpone having guests over to your house for a few hours so that you’re not too stressed after your repairs.

3. Consider keeping extra tiles in the event of future maintenance.

Buying extra matching tiles and keeping them in your garage or storage cupboard is a great way to ensure that if any future work needs to be done, you will already have tiles handy. This is especially important if you’ve sourced a tile that’s a bit harder to find. You don’t want to find yourself in the situation of needing extra work done in the future and not being able to find matching tiles. This would mean you’d either have to pay more to have all the tiles replaced, or you’d have to live with tiles that don’t match, which would annoy most people! Planning ahead will ultimately make future maintenance cheaper, easier, and more visually pleasing.

4. Listen to the professionals.

Ensure you listen to the advice of the shower repair team, and if one was necessary to fix your shower, the plumber as well. They will tell you when it’s okay to start using your shower again, and what to look out for to prevent further extensive damage to your shower. Being able to spot a leak, or other things that can damage your shower, is essential to prevent huge costs. You can ask our team for tips on how to know whether you’ll need additional maintenance or repair work done. You can also ask for tips regarding cleaning and how to keep the humidity levels in your bathroom lower, as well as other preventative measure you can take to avoid further repairs being needed at all.

Remember, prevention and early detection is key to avoiding hefty shower repair bills, so always be aware of any changes happening in your bathroom. If you do notice anything unusual, contact our friendly team of professionals at Elite Shower Repairs, and we’ll help you with any shower dilemma you may have.

You can request a quote by using our online form or by calling us on 1300 035 483.

What our happy customers say about us:

  • Elite Shower Repairs provided such a great service that was efficient and done professionally. Barry the Technician was prompt and able to do a same day quote and booked in just a few days later. It made the shower look brand new! Would recommend Elite Shower Repairs to anyone requiring this kind of service. From a happy customer!

    Client Cecilienne-Mae Rooty Hill
  • Thanks again Barry. My wife was most impressed with your quality of work. Highly recommended. Cheers John

    Client John Strathfeild
  • Great communication and service. Highly recommended.

    Client Izz Fran
  • Hi Barry,

    Thanks for doing such an amazing job on our shower. You can imagine my dismay when I realised my shower was leaking so close to Christmas. Barry and his team were so helpful and were able to accommodate us urgently prior to Christmas. They were completely professional, even removing their shoes when walking through the house. They were quick, efficient and the difference in my showers was immense. We really appreciated the pride that they took in completing the job properly and neatly. We would have no hesitation in recommending them or using them again ourselves. Their customer service was exemplary, their workmanship spectacular and were always prompt and professional.

    Thanks so much to the team at Elite Shower Repairs.

    Client Phil & Belinda The Ponds
  • From the initial call out and the efficient quoting process, to the high quality work, Barry and Melissa were a pleasure to deal with. We are very happy with the service and highly recommend them.

    Client Robert and Julijana
  • Simon did a terrific job. He was very professional and didn’t cut corners – e.g. it would have been easy to tile over waterproofing despite pinholes and save himself a Saturday but he did the right thing and reproofed. He turned up when he said he would and if there were unforseen delays,  he let me know in a timely manner.  I have recommended your service to a Real Estate agency, my neighbour and another  friend.  Barry’s advice was spot on – the tiles on the floor are great and the wall tiles almost match the others. Thank-you for a wonderful service and for your reliability

    Regards,
    Pam

    Client Pam Freeland
  • We firstly would like to say thank you for the wonderful service your company provided us.
    Your technician, was not only punctual in his arrival, but finishing the work on time, leaving the area neat and tidy. He is a very friendly and polite person, who conducted himself quite professionally. We are very impressed and satisfied with the quality of his work and the finished result. We would definitely like to use him for future projects.

    Client Eddy & Kate
  • My showers look amazing!

    I am so pleased with the communication and professionalism.

    Never late and so tidy and clean.

    The price was worth it and yet not expensive.

    Client Diane Tam
  • Both Barry and Simon have done an amazing job – we will not hesitate to spread the word and recommend your company!

    Client Sheree Matthews
  • Outstanding Service So pleased with the service provided to our shower. While we had a few other companies inspect, we chose Elite Shower Repairs as from the 1st phone call to the job being quoted, Staff was friendly and unlike others, I was asked many questions to ensure we saved money and didn’t get quoted for things that didn’t need doing. We were over the moon with the prompt efficient service. Once job was completed the bathroom was left spotless and shower looks new again. Thank you Elite.

    Client Icicle YT
  • My Bathroom and Balcony were just recently sealed. Not only were the jobs done and completed to perfection. Both areas were left clean and tidy. Barry respected my home. (taking shoes off on carpet) Barry also did extra bits like unblocking a pipe that he noticed was blocked to assist with water retention.
    It’s not often you find good trustworthy tradesman – who take pride in their work and go the extra mile. I was also able to leave him in my home while I took my kids to Sport. I would highly recommend Elite Shower Repairs.

    Client Julie Fenton Stanhope Gardens
  • I highly recommend Elite Shower Repairs. There was no “I’ll be there sometime between 9 and 2,” Barry and Simon the tiler organised a specific times, worked around my schedule, and showed up when they said they were going to.  They were both efficient, detailed, professional, friendly, and told me exactly what they would be doing each day (my shower was not a simple one).  Best of all though, they did a fantastic job, and went above and beyond to find me tiles that matched the rest of my bathroom floor.  Now my shower doesn’t leak, and the water flows into the drain instead of pooling in the corner like it used to.  Thank you for saving my shower!!

    Client Sheri Thomson
  • Hi Mel and Barry
    I just wanted to say thank you to you and Barry for the terrific job done on my showers.
    They look great. Very happy.

    Warm regards

    Client Wendy Sullivan

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