How to Diagnose a Leaking Shower
If you’re like most people, your shower is one of the most important places in your home. So, if you start noticing water leaking into your bathroom floor, walls, or ceiling, it’s a cause for concern. Fortunately, there are ways to diagnose and fix a leaky shower.
1. How to tell if the shower is leaking
Have you ever stepped into your shower only to find a pool of water on the floor? Or your water bill has been creeping up, even though your shower habits haven’t changed. These are signs that your shower is leaking.
- Pooling water: As mentioned, this is probably the most obvious sign that there’s a problem. If you find water on the floor after each shower, your shower is likely the culprit.
- Water spots: Another clue that your shower may be leaking is the presence of water spots on the ceiling or walls near the shower. Over time, these spots will become larger and more numerous as more and more water escapes from the shower.
- Mould and mildew: Since mould and mildew love moisture, they can also indicate a shower leak. If you notice these growths near or around your shower, it’s worth investigating further.
- Cracked or peeling paint or grout: Another sign to look for is peeling paint or grout, which can be caused by moisture seeping through cracks in the shower structure.
Of course, if you’re unsure whether your shower is leaking, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and call in a professional, like our experts at Shower Solutions. They’ll be able to quickly identify the source of the leak with cutting-edge technology and make any necessary repairs. In the meantime, avoid using your shower until the issue has been resolved to prevent further damage.
2. Determine where the leak is coming from
If you notice any of the above signs, the next step is to find which part of the shower is responsible for the leak.
That’s where Shower Solutions comes in. We use thermal imaging to find the source of the leak. Once we know where the leak is coming from, we can make repairs and have your shower back to normal in no time. So, if you’re dealing with a shower leak, don’t wait and give us a call today.
However, there are some tests you can do yourself to find the solution.
A leaky showerhead can be annoying but is relatively easy to fix. If you’re unsure if your showerhead is the culprit, call us at Shower Solutions! We take the guesswork out of finding shower leaks.
Here are some steps to help you determine if your showerhead is leaking:
- Check the showerhead for water spots or mineral buildup. If there is water damage or mineral buildup, this could be a sign that your showerhead is leaking.
- Inspect the showerhead for cracks or deterioration. If you see any cracks or damage this could be a sign that your showerhead is leaking.
- Check the showerhead for leaks around the threads. If you see leaks around the threads, this could be a sign that your showerhead is leaking.
- Test the showerhead by unscrewing it from the shower arm and holding it under running water. If water drips from the showerhead, it is a sign of leaking.
- Replace the showerhead if it is leaking. If you have determined that your showerhead is leaking, it’s time to replace it with a new one. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing the new showerhead.
Leaky door or screen
If there’s water on the floor every time you shower, your door or screen may be at fault. Here’s how to tell:
First, check for rust around the frame of your shower door or screen. If you see any corrosion, water is likely seeping through and causing the metal to oxidise.
Second, look closely at the seals around your shower door or screen. If they’re cracked or peeling, it’s a good indication that water is leaking through.
Finally, check the grouting around your shower door or screen. If it’s cracked or crumbling, water could be seeping through the gaps and causing damage.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to call a shower repair specialist like Shower Solutions as soon as possible. We’ll be able to quickly and cleanly repair or replace your shower door or screen, and we’ll also be able to prevent future leaks from occurring. It’s our guarantee!
Leaky shower floor
If you notice water pooling on your shower floor, it’s a good indication that your shower is leaking. Here are some steps to help you determine if your shower floor is the culprit:
- Check the grouting around your shower floor tiles. If the grouting is cracked or crumbling, this could be a sign that water is seeping through and causing damage.
- Inspect the caulking around your shower floor. If the caulking is cracked or peeling, this could be a sign that water is leaking through.
- Test the shower floor by pouring a small amount of water onto it and seeing if it pools in any particular spot. If water does pool in an area, this is likely where the leak is coming from.
If you do find any of the above, then Shower Solutions can help. We specialise in repairing crumbling grout, cracking caulking, and uneven shower surfaces.
If the floor seems fine, it’s time to move on to the drain. A leaky drain can cause all sorts of problems, so it’s important to nip it in the bud as soon as possible. Here’s how to tell if your shower drain is leaking:
- Check the grouting around your drain cover. If the grouting is cracked or crumbling, this could be a sign that water is seeping through and causing damage.
- Inspect the caulking around your drain cover. If the caulking is cracked or peeling, this could be a sign that water is leaking through.
- Remove the drain cover and check for leaks. If you see any water dripping from the underside of the drain cover, this is a sure sign that your shower drain is leaking.
- Test the drain by plugging it and filling the shower with water. Mark the edges of the puddle and check back in about an hour. If the puddle around the drain is noticeably smaller out around the drain, this is a sign that it is leaking.
Once you’ve identified where your shower is leaking from, it’s time to call in the professionals at Shower Solutions. We’re experts at repairing all kinds of leaks, big or small. Contact us today for a free consultation!
Here are a few simple steps to help you determine if your shower walls are leaking:
- Start by closely examining the caulking and grouting around your shower. If you see any cracks or crumbling, water is getting through.
- Another way to check for leaks is to run your shower for a few minutes and then look at the ceiling and walls. If you see any water spots, that’s a sure sign of a leak.
- Of course, you can also just wait for the telltale signs of a leaky shower: mould, mildew, or peeling paint. If you notice any of these, it’s time to investigate further.
If your shower walls are leaking, call Shower Solutions today. We can easily redo your grouting and caulking, finding and fixing any leaks.
Check your corners
If you’re having your shower repaired or replaced in Perth, chances are high-grade silicone will be used to seal the corner joints instead of grout. While this change has advantages, we’ve seen many issues arise for Perth homeowners.
Shower Solutions experts have inspected many new homes and recently renovated bathrooms where the leaking showers are due to the silicone seal failing or deteriorating too quickly. If you’re experiencing problems with your shower, the silicone seal may be to blame. Luckily, our team is experienced in dealing with this issue and can help get your shower back in working order in no time.
Call Shower Solutions to find and fix your leaky shower
If you’re experiencing water leakage in your shower, don’t wait any longer, call a professional. Shower Solutions has been repairing grout and caulking for years, and we have the experience and know-how to find and fix your leaky shower so it can function properly again. Contact us today to start fixing your shower—we promise you won’t regret it!