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.


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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
• Bubbling paint
• Wallpaper lifting off the wall
• Damp carpets
• Warped timber
• Mould / mildew
• A smell of decay
• Electrical faults, e.g lights that flicker while switched on.

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:

  1. Structural movement,
  2. Materials failure, including fault in manufacture of materials and a limited life of product, e.g waterproofing (10-20 years). Note that many of the materials previously used to build shower trays, such as the adhesives popular in the 1970s, have been superseded by more appropriate formulations,
  3. Poor workmanship, where the shower tray was not installed in accordance with correct procedures.

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

 

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Testimonials

Robert Fothergill - BCS
"Always excellent, prompt responses and friendly staff. Really there is no comparison as nobody else seems to offer the complete rebuild package, you do not just give a band-aid waterproofing solution as most companies seem to offer. Always very quick for quotes, arrange access yourself without the need of coming back to me and once the work order is given it seems that you are immediately in contact with the client on our behalf. I would recommend ALSS."

Ben Cabello - Bright & Duggan
"I use ALSS because I feel I am prioritized and I have a good relationship with them."

Liesel Biles - Net Strata
"I use ALSS due to the quality of work provided, customer service in dealing with jobs and our clients, getting the job done right the first time and the ALSS warranty."

Paula Wood – LJ HOOKER,
Flora St Sutherland
“We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your services. After recent repairs required to the above mentioned unit, we are delighted that the shower recess after your repairs is now in excellent working order. We would also note that your professional approach to our needs and requests were of the highest level of customer service. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any of our clients. We wish to advise that ALSS have completed work on properties we manage. We found them to be very prompt and reliable at all times. The work was undertaken with professional care and the properties were left clean and tidy.”

Lydia Moles – Property Manager, Drummoyne
”We wish to advise that Australia’s Leading Shower Specialists Pty Ltd have completed work on properties we manage. We found them to be very prompt and reliable at all times. The work was undertaken with professional care and the properties were left clean and tidy.

 

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