The fact that your shower is leaking could be due to any one of a variety of different problems. I’ll just go ahead and list them all out, then go through how to solve each individual issue.
1. Grout that is worn out and cracked:
How can we fix the grout that’s been damaged?
Rerouting your handyman shower leak fix is the most effective technique to get rid of leaks that are caused by the grout.
What we do is… we utilize a multirole with a particular blade that can grind out all of the damaged grout from in between your tiles. This is done by working our way from the outside in (without damaging your tiles).
It looks like this:
After that, we removed all of the silicone that was located in the crevices and at the base of your shower.
In other words, we get rid of that unsightly black mould that has grown around the base of your shower.
You’ve heard of that one…
No matter how much bleach you use or how hard you scrub it, the mould will not come off of it no matter what you do.
After that, we give each tile in your shower a new coat of clean, odorless grout that is resistant to water. This not only ensures that the water stays where it should be but also makes your shower appear brand new and incredibly clean.
The next step is to caulk your shower, during which we will make certain that water will not be able to enter the crevices of your shower or around its base.
How long does it take?
The entire procedure takes one to two days to complete.
It all depends on the dimensions of your shower as well as whether or not we have to take down and then replace your shower screen.
Before we can restore your shower screen, we need to make sure that the silicone has completely dried, which could add an extra day to the process.
2. Mold growth on the silicone, which then begins to pull away from the tiles:
You might have noticed that the silicone that was used to seal the tiles surrounding your handyman shower leak fix base has started to separate from the tiles. This allows the water to run down behind the silicon, which then traps the water there and causes the mould that you can’t seem to get rid of no matter how hard you scrub.
This questionable silicone seal is also typically the cause of water damage to the plasterboard and swollen skirting boards at the corners of your shower base.
What options do we have for replacing the mouldy silicone?
Fortunately, this is a quick and easy fix — and the least expensive option for shower repair.
Simply removing all of the old, mouldy silicone from around the base, ensuring that everything is completely dry and clean, and then re-caulking your shower base are the steps that need to be taken.
It can be summed up like this.
Now that everything else has been taken care of, all that is left to do is repair the water damage to your plasterboard (which we can also do for you).
How long does it take to caulk the window?
It takes about two hours to remove the old silicone caulk from your shower, clean it thoroughly, and let it dry before you can re-caulk it.
Fixing the damaging leak in the shower doesn’t require any effort at all.
What kind of budget should I have for caulking my shower?
The price range for this item is between $160 and $200.
Re-caulking your handyman shower leak fix is very straightforward process; there isn’t much that can go wrong, unless you don’t know the “simple little secrets” to creating a smooth, tidy finish to your new silicone. If you don’t know these “simple little tricks,” you won’t be able to re-caulk your shower properly.
If this is carried out incorrectly. It’s possible that your shower could turn out to be an unattractive mess… and most likely do so even now!
But. if you are planning on doing this on your own, allow me to share a straightforward technique that, if followed, will help you get the polished appearance of professional silicone…
After placing a bead of silicone in the junction that needs to be filled, quickly spritz the wet silicone and the tiles that are adjacent to it with water from a spray bottle. This should be done before the silicone dries completely.
Do you think it would be suitable to do that? There is a way. You can actually wipe away the excess silicone without it spreading and making a mess of the tiles surrounding the seam because it prevents the silicone from spreading.