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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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What our happy customers say about us:

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

    Client Rita Killara
  • Hi.
    I’m just writing to compliment the workmanship on the work carried out to our shower. Such a beautiful looking job on my shower. Barry was very clear and explained to me what the service involved, and then did the job with no fuss. It looks beautiful …

    Client Fiona Warriewood
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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