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Shower Base Installations and Repair

Shower Base Replacement & Repair Services AquaFlush

Shower bases are one of the important factors that make your bathrooms look great. On top of providing aesthetic appeal to your bathroom surfaces, shower bases act as a line of defence to prevent water from penetrating your floors, pipe systems and your home’s foundation. Shower bases require regular cleaning and  as they age, tile repairs and replacements become essential to keep your shower areas clean, functional and looking great. AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services provides shower base installation, repairs and replacement services Sydney wide.

Is Your Shower Base in Need of Replacement?

There are several reasons why you need to replace or repair a shower base. Cracks, leaks and pooled water are a few reasons why you should consider having your shower bases replaced. Excessive mould and mildew build up is also a good candidate for a shower base repair or replacement. It is better to address issues in your shower bases as early as possible to prevent them from developing into a major problem, if left un-resolved major damage to the structure or surrounding areas can occur quickly.

What causes shower bases to break?

Shower base leaks are often caused by a failure of the waterproofing membrane, movement of the structure or poor installation. When a shower base is installed, the waterproof membrane is installed across the shower floor along its slopes up the wall area. However, some installers fail to prepare the surfaces or follow the correct procedures to prevent any possible issues in waterproofing in the future. This is the last line of defence for any water that makes it past the tiles and grouting. Cracked or missing tiles, missing or loose grouting may permit the seepage of water and moisture under the tile bed. It is then that the waterproof membrane is most important; if it fails, moisture will soak your bathroom floors and the wood that supports the structure beneath. 

How much does a shower base repair cost?

A shower base repair or replacement is not a quick fix, it is a complex job that requires time between waterproofing coats and multiple trades. Ensure to hire a trained accredited waterproofer and licensed plumber to perform the work for you to avoid any further issues and problems with your shower pans. The service will cost you around $1000-$1500 for materials alone plus an additional $35-$60 per hour. Prefabricated options can cost around $1500 to $1900. Unfortunately, rectification is not an option for damaged floors caused by leaks in the shower bases. When water and moisture reach the timber floor, the entire shower area and the timber that it sits on need to be replaced. Not doing so will only provide a temporary fix and is bound to cause further damages in the future. Shower base replacements are not usually included in your home insurance cover however the damage caused by the leakage usually is. It is not considered as a bathroom renovation project. When the shower base fails, it also fails to stop water from escaping the drain area, a circumstance that most insurance companies are not obligated to cover for. When the entire timber base is exposed, the pan liner and the tiles are to be replaced.  A DIY fix is not a good idea. It may save you money but it will not ensure that you have done it correctly. It would be ideal to hire an experienced plumber to do the job for you.

How to address cracks in shower bases?

Cracks on your shower bases can cause serious cuts and injuries to your feet. A heavy duty duct tape might be your initial fix, but it does not provide a solution to this issue. A non-slip floor mat on the base while waiting for a plumber to fix your shower base will prevent slipping accidents for a while. To fix and replace the shower base, the plumber will need to determine the type of shower base that your bathroom has. If it is a pre fabricated base such as; concrete poured or polymarble. Most of the pre fabricated shower bases today are made of acrylic, stepless or a tiled shower bases. The age and type of the shower base and how it is installed will be inspected to determine the fault that caused the shower to crack or break. A serious crack can waste around 30 to 40 litres of water during a 5-minute shower. The leaking water amount will add the negative impact of moisture to your wooden bases. To prevent this, address this issue fast by having your broken shower bases checked and fixed by AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services, one of the trusted plumbing companies in the Sydney area.

Is there a professional specialist for shower base repairs and replacement?

Shower bases are bound to be replaced as it reaches the end of its life span. It will eventually give up due to the everyday wear and tear that it experiences. A prefabricated concrete shower pan may last longer than a plastic one, or a tiled one but all shower base types will eventually break down in time. To extend the life of your shower bases and keep them clean and leak free, regular plumbing inspections and maintenance is advised. Prevent further damage to property and avoid accidents in your bathroom areas with a proper shower base repair and replacement service from AquaFlush Professional Plumbing. Our team of technicians and expert plumbers can easily identify and fix the cause of leaks in your shower base areas. We take pride with our efficient and high quality work backed with 15 years of experience serving plumbing needs all around the Sydney area. If you are looking for a professional and insured plumbing service company in Sydney, call AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services to get your shower bases repaired and replaced today. Call us at (02) 9705 7806 to request a free quote or to schedule a visit from our plumbing team today.

Shower Base Replacement & Repair Services AquaFlush

Shower bases are one of the important factors that make your bathrooms look great. On top of providing aesthetic appeal to your bathroom surfaces, shower bases act as a line of defence to prevent water from penetrating your floors, pipe systems and your home’s foundation. Shower bases require regular cleaning and  as they age, tile repairs and replacements become essential to keep your shower areas clean, functional and looking great. AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services provides shower base installation, repairs and replacement services Sydney wide.

Is Your Shower Base in Need of Replacement?

There are several reasons why you need to replace or repair a shower base. Cracks, leaks and pooled water are a few reasons why you should consider having your shower bases replaced. Excessive mould and mildew build up is also a good candidate for a shower base repair or replacement. It is better to address issues in your shower bases as early as possible to prevent them from developing into a major problem, if left un-resolved major damage to the structure or surrounding areas can occur quickly.

What causes shower bases to break?

Shower base leaks are often caused by a failure of the waterproofing membrane, movement of the structure or poor installation. When a shower base is installed, the waterproof membrane is installed across the shower floor along its slopes up the wall area. However, some installers fail to prepare the surfaces or follow the correct procedures to prevent any possible issues in waterproofing in the future. This is the last line of defence for any water that makes it past the tiles and grouting. Cracked or missing tiles, missing or loose grouting may permit the seepage of water and moisture under the tile bed. It is then that the waterproof membrane is most important; if it fails, moisture will soak your bathroom floors and the wood that supports the structure beneath. 

How much does a shower base repair cost?

A shower base repair or replacement is not a quick fix, it is a complex job that requires time between waterproofing coats and multiple trades. Ensure to hire a trained accredited waterproofer and licensed plumber to perform the work for you to avoid any further issues and problems with your shower pans. The service will cost you around $1000-$1500 for materials alone plus an additional $35-$60 per hour. Prefabricated options can cost around $1500 to $1900.

Unfortunately, rectification is not an option for damaged floors caused by leaks in the shower bases. When water and moisture reach the timber floor, the entire shower area and the timber that it sits on need to be replaced. Not doing so will only provide a temporary fix and is bound to cause further damages in the future.

Shower base replacements are not usually included in your home insurance cover however the damage caused by the leakage usually is. It is not considered as a bathroom renovation project. When the shower base fails, it also fails to stop water from escaping the drain area, a circumstance that most insurance companies are not obligated to cover for. When the entire timber base is exposed, the pan liner and the tiles are to be replaced. 

A DIY fix is not a good idea. It may save you money but it will not ensure that you have done it correctly. It would be ideal to hire an experienced plumber to do the job for you.

How to address cracks in shower bases?

Cracks on your shower bases can cause serious cuts and injuries to your feet. A heavy duty duct tape might be your initial fix, but it does not provide a solution to this issue. A non-slip floor mat on the base while waiting for a plumber to fix your shower base will prevent slipping accidents for a while.

To fix and replace the shower base, the plumber will need to determine the type of shower base that your bathroom has. If it is a prefabricated base such as; concrete poured or polymarble. Most of the prefabricated shower bases today are made of acrylic, stepless or a tiled shower bases. The age and type of the shower base and how it is installed will be inspected to determine the fault that caused the shower to crack or break.

A serious crack can waste around 30 to 40 litres of water during a 5-minute shower. The leaking water amount will add the negative impact of moisture to your wooden bases. To prevent this, address this issue fast by having your broken shower bases checked and fixed by AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services, one of the trusted plumbing companies in the Sydney area.

Is there a professional specialist for shower base repairs and replacement?

Shower bases are bound to be replaced as it reaches the end of its life span. It will eventually give up due to the everyday wear and tear that it experiences. A prefabricated concrete shower pan may last longer than a plastic one, or a tiled one but all shower base types will eventually break down in time. To extend the life of your shower bases and keep them clean and leak free, regular plumbing inspections and maintenance is advised.

Prevent further damage to property and avoid accidents in your bathroom areas with a proper shower base repair and replacement service from AquaFlush Professional Plumbing. Our team of technicians and expert plumbers can easily identify and fix the cause of leaks in your shower base areas. We take pride with our efficient and high quality work backed with 15 years of experience serving plumbing needs all around the Sydney area.

If you are looking for a professional and insured plumbing service company in Sydney, call AquaFlush Professional Plumbing Services to get your shower bases repaired and replaced today. Call us at (02) 9705 7806 to request a free quote or to schedule a visit from our plumbing team today.

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