Bathroom Repairs – the minimum to keep your shower in safe working order
A lot of factors contribute to leaking showers but he most common cause of leaks is a failure of the waterproof membrane under the tiles. This membrane is the line of protection that keeps water from damaging the structure of your home. A failure in this waterproofing can occur for a number of reasons including; poor application, building movement or poorly constructed wet areas. Whatever the cause, the minimum bathroom repairs that needs to be undertaken to a leaking shower is to renew the waterproof seal.
Traditionally this has been done by removing the tiles, making any necessary repairs and re-waterproofing the wet area before retiling. It goes without saying that this can be an expensive exercise.
Bathroom restoration – restoring an older shower
Many of our clients take the opportunity to take their shower service
a little further and choose a bathroom restoration. This Shower Dr
service rejuvenates, restores or is a makeover of their old bathroom. This gives an older bathroom a fresh new look without going to the expense of a full bathroom renovation
which can run unto many thousands of dollars. If you decide your bathroom repairs should involve restoring the existing bathroom rather than renovating, the work is usually completed in a day or two.
A shower or bathroom restoration can include:
• A full Shower Dr Service
where all of the existing grout is removed and replaced with Mapei waterproof grouts sealing any leaks.
• Cracked or damaged tiles can be replaced at the same time.
• New taps and a water saving shower rose can also be fitted.
• A new modern shower screen
can be installed giving the whole shower recess a fresh new look.
• If necessary the whole bathroom can be spruced up and refreshed with fresh silicones and sealants.
• Finally the bathroom is chemically cleaned to remove all traces of mould and your restored bathroom is ready for use.
When restoring an old bathroom to its former glory we can do as much or as little work as you’d like, all within a fixed budget and with the minimum of inconvenience.
Making the old new again
If you’d like to know more contact the Shower Dr for a free quote,
we’d be happy to discuss the all of your options and find a solution to restore your bathroom. If you’re underling bathroom repairs, a bathroom restoration is great for the environment too as you get the best possible result using less precious resources.