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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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • We have a really old bathroom and after the service was carried out I was so impressed, it was like a new shower again. Barry was on time and very polite. I felt very comfortable with leaving him in the house while I went to work. The whole experience with Elite Shower Repairs was nothing but positive.

    Client Greg Penrith
  • Fantastic job done on our shower. Grout looks amazing and so glad it fixed our leaks! The quality is fantastic and the staff are very professional. Would definitely recommend to everyone!

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

    Client Sheree Matthews
  • Excellent service and great results! Thank you so much Elite Shower Repairs, we are so happy with our shower it looks amazing. Would highly recommend to family and friends, keep up the great work.

    Client Sarah Luadaka
  • Thank you very much for a great job if you ever need a reference please have the customer contact me. Amazing is all I can say

    Client Richard Hoskins Rooty Hill
  • I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did with my shower today it looks amazing.
    I will be surely telling everyone about your awesome business.
    Kind regards

    Client Narelle O'Kell
  • Barry from Elite Shower fixed my leaking shower recess problem very efficiently. Both in the planning of the job and its execution, he provided excellent service at a reasonable price. He left the area clean as new. In fact, you wouldn’t know he had been except for the fact that the shower is now completely leak-free. Recommended TONY BOND EDGECLIFF

    Client Tony Bond Edgecliff
  • Definitely recommend Barry Thompson a great worker. After 7 years of my parents verandah leaking they changed the face of their house from blue to white due to the concrete staining. I asked Barry to come around and look at it, it was fixed within a few hours my parents are extremely happy

    Client Sarah Barlow 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
  • We are all pretty quick to complain when something goes wrong. When something goes right we want to tell you about Elite Shower repairs who repaired the faulty leaking grout and resealed around the bath and basins today. We are so pleased with Barry’s professionalism and highly recommend him. Thanks again for a great job.

    Client Vicki Crampton Kellyville
  • 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

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