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Do you need a plumber or a doctor?

Who to call when you have a leaking shower

Make the right choice between a plumber and The Shower Dr

When you have a leaking shower or water issue your first thought might be to call a plumber but are your first instincts always right? Should you be calling a plumber or a doctor? The Shower Dr Sunshine Coast can help you make the right decision

Sometimes it’s an easy choice and sometimes it’s not. The trick is knowing who does what when it comes to repairing leaking showers, and that’s all in the diagnosis.

As many as 85% of shower leaks are not caused by leaking pipes but by cracked and faulty grout, damaged waterproof membranes and incorrectly constructed showers. You need a The Shower Dr to diagnose the real cause of your shower leak.


When to call a plumber?Do You Need A Plumber Or A Doctor

  • You need a plumber if you know you’ve got a burst or leaking pipe or a faulty tap that needs repairing
  • You need a plumber of you have a blocked pipe
  • You need a plumber if you need your water pressure adjusted
  • You need a plumber if your hot water system isn’t working


When to call a doctor – The Shower Dr?

But what if you’re not really sure what the problem is? When all you know is that you have a leak in your shower or bathroom, you need a doctor to give you a diagnosis.Do You Need A Plumber Or A Doctor

As a licenced QBCC builder who specialises in wet areas, The Shower Dr Sunshine Coast understands showers and bathrooms. We don’t just diagnose shower problems and repair them, we build showers and bathrooms from the ground up and we know how a good shower should be constructed, what can go wrong, and what to do about it.

We’ve repaired 1000’s of leaking showers over the years and in the majority of cases either waterproofing issues, poor construction or simply the age of the shower have been the cause of the water leak.  Unfortunately none of these issues can be addressed by most plumbers and they will advise you to call a shower repair specialist, a “doctor” like The Shower Dr.

The reality is, at The Shower DR, we can give you the true cause of the leak, and offer you a repair solution for this, no matter the cause – 100% of the time!


How we diagnose your shower problem

At The Shower Dr we take a systematic and professional approach to shower repairs, we want to know exactly what the problem is before we try and quote you for a repair. You won’t hear guesses or a maybe from your Shower Dr tradesman, by the time they leave your home we’ll have found the issue, and you’ll know all the possible options for a comprehensive repair.



    • Thorough damage assessment
      Your QBCC licenced, Shower Dr tradesman is experienced in every aspect of shower and bathroom construction and they’ll prepare a full damage assessment including the areas that can’t be seen, such as in walls and under tiles.


    • A comprehensive report
      Once your leak has been evaluated, The Shower Dr Sunshine Coast will provide you with a detailed written report of how and why your shower is leaking together with all of the options for undertaking the necessary repairs and the life expectancy of each option.
    • Itemised quote
      We’ll also send you a fully itemised, fixed price guaranteed quote to carry out the repair option you choose. The shower repair option you choose will have our clearly defined warranty covering all the work we undertake.



You’ll have peace of mind and certainty

With only ONE phone call, talking to only ONE tradesman and having only ONE inspection, you’ll have the certainty of knowing that your leaking shower has been examined by experts. Trusted Builders who not only repair, but build new bathrooms to the highest standard every day. You’ll also get the doctor’s diagnosis in writing letting you know exactly what your next steps are to having a safe and healthy bathroom again.


Comprehensive, trusted and affordable

The Shower Dr Sunshine Coast offers this complete and comprehensive service to save our busy customers time, effort and money.
We provide this comprehensive service for an investment of $99.00 (incl. GST) which is most likely far less than many plumbers call out fees, and offers far more confidence, value and a real solution no matter what the cause of the leaking shower is.

When you need a leak problem solved permanently, call The Shower Dr Sunshine Coast, the QBCC licensed repairers and builders you can trust. All our staff direct employees of The Shower Dr and all have been thoroughly briefed on safety measures and are absolutely committed to upholding them. We are updating our staff daily on new information relating to Coronavirus and will continue to apply every new measure advised by the Australian Government.

When you need a leak problem solved permanently, Call The Shower Dr on 07 5491 4458 and get the right advice. 

The Shower Dr did an amazing job repairing our two bathrooms. We are very pleased with the outcome looking just like new. Meelis serviced both bathrooms and was very courteous in putting down floor coverings to protect our carpets and floors while he worked, and the bathrooms were wiped down after the job. Great work Shower Dr! I’d recommend their work to anyone needing bathroom work.

Rhoda Kriek

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The Shower Dr - Sunshine Coast
Unit 4, 36 Premier Circuit
QLD 4575
Sunshine Coast
Ph: 07 5491 4458

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