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Shower repaired in Digswell, Herts

Shower leak repaired and new silicone applied

This client in Digswell, Hertfordshire had a leaking shower and water damage due to an incorrectly fitted shower by their previous builder. Therefore the plumbing job was to repair the leak as well as some cosmetic replacing of the shower tray silicone.

This shower was originally installed by a builder rather than a plumber. The builder had installed and siliconed the shower tray after the shower profile and screen has been installed. See photos – note the unsiliconed gap between the tiles and shower tray. We would always advice fitting the shower tray, applying the silicone around the tray then only installing the shower profile and screen after the silicone has dried – 24 hours later. This provides a water proof barrier behind the profile from which to install the shower screen.

Reconditioned 2 shower enclosures in Oaklands, Old Welwyn

Replaced old mouldy leaking silicone in shower tray

Like most bathrooms and shower cubicles, the silicone around the shower tray and bath had dis-coloured from years of mould as you can see in the photos. The mould menas that the silicon no longer sticks to the shower tray which creates leaks. Many people try to repair this problem by overlaying the original silicone with new silicone but this is a very short term option and the leak to happen again. So the only preventative option is to dig out all the old silicone and start again.

Using specialised tools we dug out the old silicone and installed new clean, water-tight silicone leaving their bathroom looking much more attractive. Using silicone really is a special skill – best left to the professionals! Take a look at the photos.

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