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Six Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Leaking Shower

A leaky shower may not seem like a big problem, because often the water is quite easily contained in the shower and often won’t be a huge inconvenience at the start. However, ignoring the problem will most likely cause major issues down the road if left unfixed. If you’re unsure about what exactly these problems might be, then read on for our list of reasons for why you should deal with a shower leak as soon as you notice it.

Six Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Leaking Shower

  1. Leaks have a huge environmental impact. The average leaking shower drips around 10 times per minute. This all adds up to be a lot of water! Although each drop contains a tiny amount of water, this adds up to almost 2000 litres of wasted water per year. This has severe consequences for the environment, particularly during drought. Certain parts of Australia frequently go through periods of drought, so it’s important to preserve the water we do have.
  2. You could incur higher water costs. Every time your water is wasted, you pay more for your water bills than you should be paying. That 2000 litres of dripping water per year translates to a hefty increase in your bill that could be avoided by fixing your shower. It’s estimated that over the course of a year, a shower leak can use as much water as running a cycle on your dishwasher 60 times. Letting excess water down the drain is the same thing as literally throwing money down the drain, so don’t let yourself unnecessarily empty your wallet.
  3. Leaks are annoying! The sound of a leaking tap or leaking shower is annoying, and can be very disruptive to your sleep or study. This is especially true if your bedroom is beside the bathroom. Losing sleep over a constant dripping noise isn’t just annoying, but it can lead to wider health implications – such as an increased chance of anxiety and depression – caused by sleep deprivation.
  4. Leaks may create unsafe conditions. Leaks cause slippery surfaces which may be dangerous. Slips and falls are one of the most common reasons for injuries at home. These falls can sometimes have very seriously consequences, particularly for the elderly, frail and those with a physical disability. Ensure that you fix your leaks so you have safe, dry surfaces to walk on. After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  5. Mould will grow. Bathrooms are the rooms in the home that are the most susceptible to the development of mould, because mould thrives in the humidity caused by showers and baths. A leaking shower will add even more moisture to the bathroom, encouraging the growth of even more mould. When mould becomes severe, drywall and tile will probably need to be removed and replaced in order to fully treat it. Some forms of mould can also be toxic, meaning that prolonged exposure may make you and your family sick.
  6. They cause structural problems. Prolonged damp conditions can result in a number of problems in your bathroom. If your bathroom walls are constantly wet, then your drywall will be at risk of rotting, making the framing more vulnerable to pest invasions, such as termites. Leaks can also cause aesthetic problems, as they often lead to stains on painted surfaces. They can also cause textural irregularities on walls, and may cause a bad smell.

Contact Elite Shower Repairs on 1300 035 483 to fix your leaking shower

If you’re seeing the early signs of a leak in your shower, be sure to give our friendly team at Elite Shower repairs a call so that we can help you deal with the situation before it gets worse. The last thing you want to do is get stuck with mould or extensive damage to the structural integrity of your bathroom. Fixing your leak as soon as it starts will save you not only hefty water and repair bills, but it will also save you a lot of stress in the long run. See our services: regrout showershower sealing Gold Coast.

Our team of professionals will quickly and efficiently repair any leaks you might have. Contact us today for a free, personalised quote, so that you can have peace of mind when it comes to your bathroom.

What our happy customers say about us:

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

    Client John Strathfeild
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did with my shower today it looks amazing.
    I will be surely telling everyone about your awesome business.
    Kind regards

    Client Narelle O'Kell
  • Great customer service and technicians attention to detail and work ethic was absolutely outstanding

    Client Kellie Weyman
  • 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

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