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Why fixing your leaky shower yourself is a bad idea

If there is one thing we’ve learnt during our time in isolation, it’s that there suddenly seems to be a million things around the home that need fixing. One of those items that always sits high on the priority list is a leaking shower – leaky showers create more warranty claims in Australia than any other defect in the home. However, if you are thinking of attempting to fix your leaky shower yourself, think again.

Whilst you may be thinking hiring a professional is expensive, the ramifications of attempting to do it yourself will cost you significantly more. If you’re becoming increasingly bored at home and are getting tempted to do it yourself, wait until you have read through the below break down from our trade experts as to why you should leave fixing a leaky shower up to the professionals.

It could cost you more than you would save

There is a common misconception that DIY will automatically save you money. Don’t be misled into thinking that it will be cheaper, easier and more convenient to do it yourself, to avoid having a tradie coming into your home, or thinking it will be a fun project to take on yourself. In reality this is so far from the truth! There are so many benefits to leaving it to the professionals, especially if you want the most successful and efficient outcome.

Most importantly if you attempt to fix your leaky shower yourself without the right qualifications or experience you could wind up paying a hefty fee to fix any mistakes you may have made yourself. There are several ways to fix a leaky shower and a professional can provide you with the most cost-effective option for your situation.

A professional will save you time

Now you may be thinking I’m stuck in isolation; I’ve got plenty of time to take on this project – however the likely reality is that week’s will pass, you’ll realise you have no idea what you’re actually doing and no amount of YouTube videos can help you out, not to mention that your family won’t be particularly happy with a shower that can’t be used while you try to figure it out. If you’ve only got one shower in the house, then you really need to leave it up to the professionals.

At smarterBATHROMS+ we have developed a comprehensive one-day fix that will waterproof your leaking shower for a guaranteed 10 years. It’s a comprehensive method that targets both over and under the tiles, without messy tile removal. If you’re dealing with cracked or loose tiles you may be looking at a 3- or 4-day turnaround which is nothing in comparison to the time that will be spent if you are attempting to do it yourself.

A professional means you won’t have to worry about it again

If you haven’t fixed a leaky shower before and attempt to take on this task yourself, you will be left with doubts on whether you did the job properly. Water damage in your home is a serious issue as the structure of your subfloor can be compromised and mould build up can be a real problem, not to mention how this could affect the health and safety of your family. At smarterBATHROOMS+ we have been replacing and repairing bathrooms for 16+ years and we have done more than 3000 projects, so it’s safe to say you won’t have to worry about it again when one of our trade experts fixes your leaky shower. We provide 3 options for fixing your leaky shower depending on your situation and with all of our options you are looking at a 10 to 15 year guarantee so you won’t have to worry about it again.

A professional will give your shower a brand-new look and feel

Depending on your circumstances you may be able to remove your existing shower tiling, re-waterproof and retile with fresh tiles, create a walk through shower base and replace the shower screen all aligning with your existing bathroom style and creating a fresh clean look.

A professional can assess your situation and advise on what is suitable and what can be done in your existing bathroom.

Do you have a leaky shower that is need of attention? Get in touch with our expert trades team today.

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