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How To Tell If Your Shower Is Leaking

How To Tell If Your Shower Is Leaking

Water leaks can be catastrophic. Showers by their very nature are at a high risk of leaking, and often these leaks are hard to spot until there’s extensive damage. Fixing showers as soon as you can see the effects of leaking is incredibly important, as costs skyrocket when you need extensive shower repairs. That’s why being able to spot the signs of shower leaks straight away and taking action against them is important, as doing these will save you a lot of money in the long run in both repair bills and water bills. It will also ensure that your shower is always in tip-top condition and so will last you your lifetime! To help you tell whether or not your shower is leaking, we’ve come up with 5 telltale signs that you should be looking out for.

  1. Mould or mildew. If you clean your bathroom regularly but you still keep seeing mould or mildew, chances are your shower is leaking. The places you should be inspecting for mould regularly are in the shower joints (where the tub and tile walls meet), around the tub, in grout (the substance used between tiles), and in caulk (the substance used between the tile planes). Look out for discoloured tile surfaces and black stains in grout. Mould spreads quickly, so tackling it when you first spot it is essential in maintaining a functioning shower. Although it’s normal for a bit of mildew to accumulate, if it’s on nonshower walls then you probably have a leak on your hands.
  2. Musty smells. Old water that has accumulated tends to have a distinctive smell. If you’re experiencing musty, stale and earthy smells in your bathroom and even around your house, then chances are that mould is present, even if you can’t see it. This usually means that the leaks are well hidden, which could require extensive repairs. Mould thrives in moist, dark areas, and so leaking pipes are often mould’s favourite starting point.
  3. Damaged walls. If your walls are starting to look a little worse for wear, you may be experiencing a leak. Look out for walls that are warping, bowing or staining, because this is almost always caused by leaks. Bathrooms are normally quite moist, however problems like these shouldn’t be occurring. Also keep an eye out for damaged paint or wallpaper, particularly blisters, as water leaks often damage the binding that attaches a wall covering to a wall.
  4. Damaged flooring. The floors of bathrooms are designed to survive some water exposure, so normal use doesn’t usually cause damage to them. However, if you see cracks, buckling or stains in your bathroom floor, then that usually means there’s a pipe leak. This is often from a pipe directly beneath the floor. Moisture may also make the flooring in your bathroom softer, meaning tiles may lose their ability to stick, so look out for tiles that have come loose.
  5. Damaged ceilings directly below bathrooms. If you’ve noticed that the ceiling of the room beneath your bathroom is sagging, stained (like a coffee stain) or has paint that is blistered, then you definitely have a leak. Sometimes you will be able to see the leak itself. If this is happening to you, then you need to get professional assistance straight away. Water can also travel a long way, so if your ceilings are damaged in another part of the house, then it still may be a bathroom leak.

Let The Professionals Help

If you can spot any of these signs in your shower or bathroom, it’s important that you address the problem straight away. Our friendly team of professionals can repair your shower and return it to pristine condition. Call us on 1300 035 483 for a free quote today.

 

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    Client Richard Hoskins Rooty Hill
  • 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.

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    Client Leanne Cash
  • My shower had been leaking for quite some time – within one week of making initial contact my shower is now fixed. The guy who came and fixed my shower was informative very friendly and arrived on time, highly recommended.

    Client Jennifer Platt
  • 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
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    Client Kate McDonald-Schembri
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
    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 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
  • Thanks again Barry. My wife was most impressed with your quality of work. Highly recommended. Cheers John

    Client John Strathfeild

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