leaking showers

5 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LEAKING SHOWERS

Posted on 2022-05-30

Some questions will immediately pop up when you find leaking showers or suspect you have one. For instance: Why is the shower leaking? How much will it cost to repair it? How long will the process take? How do you prevent the leak from coming back? Fortunately, the technicians at Megasealed are professionals when it comes to providing leaking shower repair and waterproofing services. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

1.     Why Do Showers Leak?

Showers leak for a multitude of reasons. Unless you have a trained eye, it may be difficult to detect the cause of the issue.

When one of our technicians performs an inspection of your shower, they will use revolutionary water leak detection technology to identify the source of the leak in a quick and non-destructive manner.  

The most common signs or causes of leaking showers are:

  • Cracked or loose tiles
  • Missing tile grout or sealant
  • Gaps between wall and floor joints
  • Water escaping the shower screen onto the floor

2.     How Much Does It Cost To Fix A Leaking Shower?

The cost to repair a leaking shower will depend on the scope of the project and what needs to be done to prevent any water damage to your home. However, most leaking showers can be repaired without needing to remove tiles. This will generally cut costs down as there wouldn’t be a need to replace the tiles after repairs. An industry standard for costs is between $395 and $595 but this can change based on the inspection of your home. Fortunately, a no-obligation free quote can be provided so that you can easily make a decision.

Generally, it is best to repair a leaking shower as soon as possible to reduce costs and the potential damage to your home.

3.     How Long Does The Repair Take?

Repairing a leaking shower will take a short amount of time without the need to remove tiles. The resealing process is fairly quick and there would be no need to replace tiles after the job.  

However, there are certain factors that can affect the timeline. If the tile grout is worn down, this will take time to repair and seal after fixing the leaking shower. Moreover, broken tiles will need to be removed and replaced. This will also extend the amount of repair time.  

On average though, a standard leaking shower repair service can take between 2.5-4 hours with the shower being able to be used the next day.

4.     How Long Does The Repair Last For?

Any reputable shower repair company will back up their products and services with a satisfaction guarantee.

We are continuously performing research and innovation to ensure the highest standards for repairs. As such, we offer 5 years warranty for all our grout and sealant products.  Furthermore, every technician receives extensive training to guarantee that you receive the highest quality customer service.

5.     How To Prevent Shower Leaks In The Future?

If the cause of a leaking shower is detected in the waterproofing membrane, this will need to be replaced.  

A professional waterproofing job will last for years, preventing water from seeping under tiles as well as providing some insulation for warmth during colder weather. This is a more permanent solution that will ensure that your home is kept safe from structural damage as well as potential health problems.

Megasealed has over 25 years of reliable service in leaking shower repair and waterproofing. Contact us today to receive a free quote.

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