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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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  • 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
  • It was a pleasure dealing with Simon of Elite Showers. Thoroughly professional from quote to completion and no surprises approach to job. We undertook a full renovation to our bath and couldn’t be happier with the result – from quality of workmanship to time to completion and staying on budget – highly recommend Elite.

    Client Shilpa
  • 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
  • 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
  • Thanks again Barry. My wife was most impressed with your quality of work. Highly recommended. Cheers John

    Client John Strathfeild
  • 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
  • From start to finish this business provides you with professionalism, understanding and great communication. They provide quality workmanship, attention to detail and flexibility. I would not hesitate recommending them to anybody.
    Thank you!

    Client Mathew Kitching
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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

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