How Watertight Shower Pods Could Avoid The Nightmare Scenario Posed By A Leaking Shower
Posted by Kevin Taylor
A minor leak on a shower may seem to be little more than a slight inconvenience but, left untouched, the escaping water can quickly wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your property. As well as allowing mould to grow apace, which poses a serious risk to the health and wellbeing of residents, a shower leak can cause extensive unseen damage to the fabric of the building.
In this article, we'll explore the potential consequences of an unchecked leaking shower and explain how innovative watertight shower pods can eradicate the risks.
A leaking shower spells disaster for the wooden joists situated beneath the bathroom floor. As water seeps through the cracks in floorboards or soaks through chipboard flooring, vital load-bearing components can gradually weaken, causing floors to sag and, eventually, compromising the stability of the building. Because leaks from showers are often silent and hidden, the first sign you notice may be a serious structural problem that will cost thousands to repair.
Drips from a leaking shower soak through the ceiling below, causing unsightly water stains and softening the plasterboard. Very quickly, the constant assault of moisture will lead to a ceiling collapse that puts people and property at risk and causes extensive mess and inconvenience.
It goes without saying that moisture and electricity are a hazardous combination. A leaking shower can cause water to seep into walls and floors where it can potentially come into contact with electrical wiring. Not only does this pose an immediate fire risk but it can also result in extensive electrical failures and costly repairs.
The flooring under a leaking shower can be severely damaged by escaping water. Tiles can become loose, floorboards or chipboards can split or warp, and carpets can become a breeding ground for mould and mildew. Even more seriously, dry rot can set in, causing major damage that is costly to repair.
Water can cause significant deterioration in the walls of your property, both around the shower cubicle, in adjoining rooms, or on the floor below. Minor damage, such as peeling paint or water-stained wallpaper, is unsightly and can encourage mould growth; however, persistent dampness can also cause more serious problems, such as flaking plaster and loose tiles, that are more expensive to put right.
How Leakproof Shower Pods Can Save The Day
Tile-and-tray shower cubicles are never guaranteed to be leakproof. In fact, as grout and acrylic seals deteriorate over time, leaks become more likely, while any movement in the tray itself can increase the likelihood that water will escape.
Our range of modern shower pods is guaranteed to be leak-free. Assembled on-site in hardly any time, each GRP section is so tightly joined that water resistance is instantly achieved, meaning you won’t need to rely on tiles, grout, or acrylic seals.
By choosing shower pods for your bathroom, you can relax in the knowledge that your building will be safe from damaging leaks, saving you time and money in the long run.
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