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How to Tell If Your Bathroom’s Been Waterproofed Properly

Bathroom waterproofing is essential to maintaining a functional space in your home, preventing leaks, mould growth and potentially costly repairs. However, statistics have shown that poor waterproofing is still one of the most common building defects in Australia, causing damage that is on par with pest infestations. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways that you can check if your bathroom is still waterproof, from examining cosmetic damage to professional leak detection.

Signs of Poor Waterproofing

When properly installed, bathroom waterproofing acts as a barrier that prevents moisture from seeping into the walls and foundation. The most common signs that the waterproofing may have failed include:

  • Peeling or bubbling paint on the walls or ceiling.
  • Drummy-sounding tiles.
  • Water stains on the ceiling.
  • Black mould growth on grout and tiles.
  • Persistent smell or a musty odour in the bathroom.

Bathroom Leak Detection

The first step in solving waterproofing issues is to find the source of a leak. We recommend employing bathroom leak detection experts who can accurately diagnose the problem. With the help of specialised tools and equipment, such as forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras or moisture meters, they can even detect moisture in hard-to-reach places such as behind walls or underneath floors. Using this detailed data, they can then provide you with the most suitable solution to resolve the leak.

How To Ensure Proper Bathroom Waterproofing

When it comes to bathroom waterproofing, we recommend leaving it to the professionals. In addition to the expertise required, there are a set of stipulations in the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards that need to be followed. This can be a difficult task to handle by yourself, especially if you are a new homeowner. By hiring a professional, you can not only reduce some unneeded stress but also gain the peace of mind that your waterproofing will be installed properly and provide effective protection.

Contact The Leak Detection & Waterproofing Experts

It’s essential to take proactive measures in order to make sure that your wet areas continue to remain protected from moisture damage. Reduce the chances of hidden leak damage in your bathroom by conducting regular inspections of areas such as your grout, sealed corners and fittings. If you do suspect that a leak has occurred, don’t hesitate to contact experts such as Megasealed, who have more than two decades of experience in resolving bathroom leak issues. Get in touch with us today for a free quote on leak repair services at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. 

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