ALSS Is Your ONE-STOP-SHOP That Can Solve Your Leaking Shower Problems?
Before you go on to get quotes to fix your leaking shower, you need to find out what is causing the leak. The leak may be from a failed waterproofing membrane under the tiles, a leaking pipe, or from behind the taps travelling behind the wall tiles making its way down the wall.
ALSS can carry out a a comprehensive Plumbing Report which will tell you exactly what the cause of the leak is, and precisely what action needs to be taken. You also want to have the plumbing report carried out by a licensed plumber, who specialises in, you guessed it, leaking showers.
The ALSS Plumbing Report includes testing of the bridging piece, waterproofing membrane, taps/spindles, general pipes, shower rose and the drain pipe.
In many cases, a leak can actually be coming from a leaking pipe, or somewhere else all together. This means that a normal shower repair would not only be a waste of time, but could actually be quite detrimental because it is masking the real problem.
Once the leak is identified, regarless of weather its a leaking pipe or a failed waterproofing memebrane, ALSS will also provide you with a quote to fix the problem. Yes we are a "One Stop Shop", we will find the leak for you and use the best technologies to have the leak rectified quickly for you.
Identifying Signs of Water Penetration from your Leaking Shower or Bath
Water penetration can often be instantly apparent however in some cases the damage may not be immediately evident and may go undetected for several years.
Some of the symptoms of water penetration include:
• Stained walls and ceilings
Investigating the Most Likely Cause of a Leaking Shower
There are certain clues which can help determine the most likely cause of a leak. Please note, these are only clues and should not be viewed as foolproof indicators of the exact source of a leak, but rather useful “rules of thumb”.
• Plumbing Leaks
Water penetration associated with leaking plumbing is more likely to be steady and continuous, regardless of whether a shower is in use.
• Leaking Shower Tray
Water penetration associated with a leaking shower tray is intermittent and most obvious when a shower is in use or immediately after a shower has been used.
Signs of water penetration associated with a leaking shower tray are most often level with or below the shower floor. (However, through osmosis, evidence of water from a leaking shower tray can actually appear as much as 60cm+ above the level of the shower floor.)
The three main reasons an internal, in situ shower tray may fail are:
The methods used to repair leaking shower trays vary according to the extent of damage which exists in a shower (see the Services>Shower Repair Tab).
Cross Section of a Shower with a Hob
Cross Section of a Shower without a Hob
Call ALSS now to book in a free quote or a Plumbing Report on 1300 556 775, or fill out your details to the right through our Express Enquiry Form and one of our Customer Service Consultants will call you back.
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