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

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

    Client John Strathfeild
  • 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
  • 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
  • An absolutely fantastic service. We have used Elite Shower Repairs on many renovations and they have exceeded our expectations every time. Reliable, honest, friendly and always flexible, I would highly recommend this service to everyone.

    Client Kate McDonald-Schembri
  • 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

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