How to fix leaks with your frameless shower screen
13-10-2020
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Leaks in any part of your bathroom can be a pain! Luckily, for frameless shower screens, that possibility is very small. However, we know that like anything in the world, it can happen, whether it be because of the length of time you’ve had it or a faulty element. Water damage, from any part of your bathroom, can cause damage and cost you financially. Leaking in any part of your home is not something you want to leave for a long time especially because of the damage it can cost.  So, we’ve broken down an easy guide for ensuring that your frameless shower screen stays leak-free.

What causes a frameless shower screen to leak?

  • Ineffective caulking
  • Broken or improperly installed shower door sweeps
  • Broken or improperly installed shower door seals
  • Clogged drain holes that cause water to overflow onto your bathroom’s floor
  • Improperly built shower curbs which are unslanted and cause the water to drain onto your floor rather than into the shower

As you can see, most of these causes are as a result of improper installation. This is why at Panorama Shower Screens, we highly recommend that you use our installers. They are specially trained to install all of our products, ensuring you a seamless installation without any future shower door leaks.

How do you spot a leaking shower?

A leaking shower is not as easy to spot as you may think. Sure, if there’s a mysterious appearance of water, you may assume that your shower is leaking, but it can be easily shrugged off to be water from showering. Here are some indicators that your shower may be leaking:

  • Visible pools of water
  • Damage to wooden vanity units
  • Porous grout joints
  • Cracked tiles
  • Dripping taps
  • Mouldy silicone

Sounds pretty terrible, right? That’s why Panorama Shower Screens has made a durable frameless shower screen, guaranteed to last. However, as we said previously, accidents happen. So, let’s take a look at how you can fix shower leaks.

How to fix frameless shower screen leaks

Use a Panorama Shower Screens professional installer

As you can see from the causes mentioned above, an installer (especially an untrained one) can cause many problems with your shower door, leading you to wrongly believe that the product is faulty. Our installers are trained in every single one of our products. They also know how to navigate and accommodate for bathrooms with different space and unique dimensions. Our advice? Save yourself the trouble and use a Panorama Shower Screens installer.

Inspect the shower door sweep

The sweep runs across the bottom of the door. Sometimes, due to years of use and age, it can deteriorate and may need to be fixed or replaced. This is completely normal with a sweep, so don’t feel deflated. Other times, it may just be that it is missing, damaged or has shifted out of place and needs adjusting.

Check the shower curb

If the sweep is working, then it is time to check the bathroom curb. The curb is the raised piece of flooring that keeps the water in. It is sloped so that any water that falls on to the curb can slide back into the shower instead of onto the tile. Without this slant, the water will run onto your floor. If there isn’t a slant, then the only thing you can do is to retile.

Take a look at your shower door

Sometimes, due to improper installation, water leaks from between the doors. If this is happening, then a seal should be installed. This will block the space left by the two doors and prevent water from escaping.

Reapply caulk

Worn out or missing caulk can let water escape. It seals the edges of the frameless shower screen door around the edges, preventing water from exiting the shower. Caulk is simple to fix. The old caulk needs to be removed and then a new caulk applied. Apply it on the inside of the frame where the wall meets the tub.

We hope that this breakdown of frameless shower screen leaks was helpful. Remember, the key to avoiding the majority of these problems is to use Panorama Shower Screens’ installer. They are here to help you install your frameless shower screen to perfection.

If you want to select shower screen sliding doors for your Sydney home, then a frameless shower screen may be the ultimate choice. Combining function and aesthetics, it has become a popular choice for many designers and home-owners.

Investing in a quality shower screen is vital as this is something that is going to be a part of your bathroom for many years to come. Ensure you reach out to a good shower screen supply and installation company who will be able to make the process as seamless as possible.