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How to Seal A Shower

Leaky shower wall joints can cause unpleasant odor and excessive dampness in the bathroom. Too much moisture in the bathroom can also promote mildew and mould growths. That is why sealing your shower is important to prevent these water and moisture-related problems.

Caulks are usually applied on shower wall joints and shower trays to prevent excessive moisture and lessen foul odor in the bathroom. However, caulks or sealants would eventually deteriorate after some time. Likewise, improper application of the sealant during installation can also cause bathroom-related issues.

While re-sealing a shower wall joint or tray can be a loathsome task, someone has to do the job. However, you should know that this task is not really hard at all and requires simple steps to follow.

With that, here are some tips you can follow to seal your shower:
1. Check whether the caulk around your shower wall joints has either pulled away or formed cracks. These two issues can cause water to seep through the wall that can cause the above bathroom problems.

2. If the caulk has pulled away or cracks have formed, get a putty knife to remove the caulk. Caulks are usually made of silicone or latex. Between the two, the former is softer and comes off easily. On the other hand, the latter needs to be softened first before removal. Caulk-softening agents can be bought in hardware stores.

3. When the old caulk has been removed, buy a replacement caulk to re-seal the shower wall joints. Latex caulk is easier to use and clean, but silicone caulk is more stable than latex. You may also need a caulk gun depending on the caulk brand you will use.

4. Before applying the new caulk, clean the exposed shower wall joint area first using a cloth with turpentine. Make sure to remove the traces of the old caulk and wipe the joint dry.

5. Using a strip of tape, cover the wall and the glass screen when you apply the new caulk. Ensure that you won’t cover the shower wall joint itself.

6. Using a knife, cut the caulk tube tip at 45-degree angle to break the seal of the tube. Then, press a small amount of caulk along the shower wall joints and smoothen it using a moist finger. Remove the excess caulk using an old rag soaked in soapy water.

7. Remove the tape as soon as you are done applying the caulk. Leave the caulk to set in for about 72 hours.

Shower Seal
Another shower-related problem you may encounter is a leaky shower. Leaky showers can cause water wastage. In effect, it can also cause moisture in the bathroom that result to mold and mildew formation. The use of sealant is also applicable here, along with the following steps to repair your leaky shower:

1. If possible, turn off the entire water controls before starting to fix your shower.

2. Next, remove the showerhead. If it’s hard to remove, use a wrench to turn it. Check for a worn plastic washer or rubber O-rings. If there is such, buy a new one.

3. Clean the showerhead using 3 cups of water and 3 cups of vinegar, then soak it in the mixture for up to 30 minutes before scrubbing and rinsing it.

4. Using Teflon tape, wrap it around the end of the pipe before putting the showerhead back. Test for any more leaks.

What our happy customers say about us:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Great communication and service. Highly recommended.

    Client Izz Fran
  • Outstanding Service So pleased with the service provided to our shower. While we had a few other companies inspect, we chose Elite Shower Repairs as from the 1st phone call to the job being quoted, Staff was friendly and unlike others, I was asked many questions to ensure we saved money and didn’t get quoted for things that didn’t need doing. We were over the moon with the prompt efficient service. Once job was completed the bathroom was left spotless and shower looks new again. Thank you Elite.

    Client Icicle YT
  • We had Elite Shower Repairs come to our home today to do a fix on one of our showers. We have been trying for a while to have someone come out but because it was a small job no-one seemed interested. Very professional & a great job done. Big thank-you to Barry. We highly recommend them.

    Client Deborah Waterworth Kellyville Ridge
  • 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
  • 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
  • old bathroom looking totally refreshed with new grout and sealer around the bath, the leaks have stopped down stairs. We noted your punctuality and cleanliness and thank you for that. Well done and we will recommend you.
    Regards,

    Client Luke Quoyle Gordon

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