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Why is bathroom waterproofing so important when renovating a bathroom?

Why is bathroom waterproofing so important when renovating a bathroom?

Bathroom waterproofing is one of the considerations that constructors put into account even before laying tiles in the shower. Many councils in Australia require that bathrooms be waterproofed to a height of 1800 mm. In a case where a wall does not get direct exposure to water, the waterproofing sealant can be placed at a height of 150 mm. The waterproofing process is vital and only requires the artistry of an Elite Shower Repairs expert that has a trade license. Therefore, owners of houses need to be on the watch out during the time of bathroom construction to ensure that the contractors carry out the right waterproofing. Afterward, they will need to monitor the state of the bathrooms and carry out any form of leaking shower repairs required.

Bathroom waterproofing has various advantages:

  • First, waterproofing ensures that the bathroom remains dry a few minutes after one uses it. The situation makes the house neat and gives the user a sense of
    comfort any time they walk into the shower to pick something.
  • Second, a waterproofed bathroom ensures that molds do not form in the bathroom area. This substance exposes the users to serious health risks.
  • Third, the moisture in the bathroom can favor the survival of carpenter ants and termites that may destroy other parts of the house. It can cause major damages such as shower leaking through wall and other health risks. Accordingly, it will be prudent for one to engage in bathroom waterproofing to ensure that they lead a healthy life and enjoy the services of their homes for a more extended period.

Various risks abound if one does not waterproof the bathroom. First, the situation may result in a leaking shower. The leaks in the bathroom can undermine the foundation of the house. The situation arises since the water may reach the timber boards making them rot. Additionally, the water can cause concrete cancer
which entails the rusting of the steel that reinforces the slab.
Therefore, without waterproof, the house will start crazing and cracking thus it will not last for long.

The risks call for an understanding of the waterproofing process on the part of the owner. When the experts come to handle the task, the owner of the house needs to ensure that the bathroom is cleaned to remove dirt and dust first. Second, they should apply the primer on the bathroom walls and floor. Third, they should fill any existing gap using silicone. Fourth, the experts should place the waterproofing membrane on the floor and the wall areas that need bathroom waterproofing. Finally, the tiles are applied.

It is also vital to be conversant with leaking shower repairs. The leakage always comes from the grout around the tiles in the bathroom. The problem can be solved by removing the grout and replacing it with a waterproofing product such as epoxy grout. If the damage to the tiles is extensive, then all of them have to be removed so that the laying of the waterproof material can begin afresh. With our re-tile service, the water will be prevented from seeping to the walls or other areas of the floor.

 

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • What an Excellent result – I have new looking shower again. Still can’t believe you were able to colour match the existing the grout on the walls. – Looks brand new. Thank you so much

    Client Sarah Stanhope Gardens
  • Hi, Barry, Thanks for doing such a great job! The shower looks new again. The tiles have come up really well.

    Client Rita Killara
  • Great customer service and technicians attention to detail and work ethic was absolutely outstanding

    Client Kellie Weyman
  • I had a look at the finished job today and it looks great. He has really made an effort to blend things in with the rest of the bathroom.
    He was very helpful with his follow up on questions and queries and sending me images of tile etc
    I have to say I have been very impressed with the service you guys provide…your speedy attention to detail, organisation and of course the job itself.
    You are very prompt and efficient in your replies either by email or phone
    I would have no hesitation in choosing / recommending Elite for any future jobs.

    Kind Regards

    Client Patrick
  • Thankyou so much for the amazing work you’ve done for me and being so accommodating with time.
    I’ve always believed that great Customer Service is more important than the work itself but to get both at the high level you have provided is a first for me and I highly recommend you, your passion for what you do and your exceptional work. Thankyou

    Client Leanne Cash
  • My shower had been leaking for quite some time – within one week of making initial contact my shower is now fixed. The guy who came and fixed my shower was informative very friendly and arrived on time, highly recommended.

    Client Jennifer Platt
  • 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
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