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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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    • The service provided by Elite Shower Repairs was exceptional. From the phone call to the onsite quoting to completing the job, the staff and tech were professional and helpful. Tech thoroughly explained the procedure and repairs needed in our shower. We no longer have any leaks and our shower looks fantastic! I will be highly recommending to family and friends. Thanks again for the fast prompt service.

      Client Eryn Pepyat
    • 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
    • Hi,
      We have just had our shower sealed and Barry has done an excellent job. We were so impressed by his work ethic and pleasant manner, the end result is just great. Thank you for this and I will definetly recommend Elite Shower Repairs to our family and friends.
      Kind Regards.

      Client Tracey Wentworthville
    • Wow Barry was awesome. He turned a bad job into an amazing showpiece. Recommend him to anyone. Thanks for not only a good job. But being a nice person.

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

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

      Client Rita Killara
    • I love my new shower. Its gone from being old and mouldy to looking new again. What a fantastic job. The service was explained in detail and Barry turned up on time, which is rare these days. I was most impressed with the cleanliness of the bathroom after job completed. No dust or mess to clean up. Thank you again

      Client Nicole Westmead
    • I couldn’t be happier! It looked like a brand new shower by the time the technician finished. Fantastic Job.

      Client Joe Blacktown
    • 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
    • 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

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