Shower Leak Detection And Repairs


Shower leak detection

It can be incredibly frustrating when your shower is leaking through the floor and having water damage in your home, Showers often leak water due to a faulty tap or a hole in the waterproofing but it isn’t easy to detect where the shower water leak problem lies. Thankfully, Pauls Plumbing is here to help you with shower leak detection and shower repairs.

Paul’s Plumbing specializes in water leak detection service for real estate agents, insurance companies and home owners we pin point where the water leak is coming from then quote you to fix your shower.

Shower leak detection Process

To start the process of determining where the shower leak is located, Pauls Plumbing will inspect your bathroom thoroughly. From looking at your shower taps and plumbing pipes around your bathroom area, to checking for any visible signs of water leak damage on walls and floors – they will do wherever necessary to get an accurate diagnosis and find your water leak. Paul plumbing have been doing shower leak detection for years. we are well know in the plumbing game for doing water leak detection service

Shower repairs Brisbane

When it comes to shower repairs, there is nothing more frustrating than dealing with a water leak. Whether it’s from the shower base or the walls, or leaking shower tap can cause a lot of damage if not addressed quickly and properly. Calling in a handyman for this kind of repair is never recommended because they are not licensed to work with plumbing systems. Instead, when you have issues like this one it is best to call in specialized plumber who specializes in shower leak detection.

Bathroom leak detection
Paul’s Plumbing technicians are highly trained in detection service and have the right equipment and knowledge needed to find the source of your shower leak quickly while minimizing damage to your property along the way. We understand how water behaves within these systems and have access to specialized tools that can detect even the smallest of leaks.

Shower leak detection with a Thermal Gun

In the first photo below, a water Leak Detection service has found a water leak in the shower base and yellow dye is leaked onto the floor. The second photo shows the same situation with a thermal gun. As you can see the thermal gun has revealed the extent of the water at the shower base. It is evident that the water leak must be addressed immediately to prevent further damage.

Leak Detection Specialists, Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and Sunshine Coast

Water leaks are not always obvious, and Paul’s Plumbing Water Leak Detection service will detect your water leak problem using advanced leak detection equipment. Using thermal imaging technology and water leak detection is one of our plumbers’ most important skills. With over 18 years’ experience in water Leak Detection service Paul’s Plumbing knows how to fix your water leaking in your shower , unlike many others. For affordable leak detection in your shower, contact Paul on 0406 071 659 today!

Water Leak Detection service Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan and the sunshine coast

Water leak detection by Paul’s Plumbing is non-invasive, using state-of-the-art testing equipment to pinpoint any water leaks or burst pipes quickly and efficiently at Paul’s Plumbing. It is possible to locate even the tiniest water leaks using a thermal camera such as the FLIR e5 which is completely non-invasive and safe. By using cutting-edge technology, we can detect and repair leaks in your home with the most accuracy. All of Paul’s Plumbing’s customers receive outstanding service when it comes to water leak detection.

Common causes of leaking showers

Water may enter the wall through tap penetrations that haven’t been silicone shut.

  • Dripping shower heads are caused by Shower tap that don’t fully shut off, allowing water to pass through and out. Usually, all that is needed is a tap service.
  • New rose that has been installed incorrectly and water is leaking behind the wall
  • combination have become damaged or split in the wall, your shower leaking into hallway
  • Cracked tiles. can leaking water through tiles and penetrate the waterproofing membrane and cause a bathroom leaking through ceiling
  • Tap Penetrations. Water may enter the wall through tap penetrations that haven’t been silicone shut or your shower leaking behind wall
  • Shower Grout. through the grout between the tiles – tile grout decays over time due to harsh cleaning and acidic chemicals, resulting in shower base leaking water
  • Leaking water proof membrane – water becomes trapped beneath the membrane and can travel into adjoining rooms or hallways this happens when your shower is leaking water from base
  • Water leaking behind tiles – the reason can vary greatly, but is typically caused by another problem outlined here.
  • Shower waste It is common for shower leaking through ceiling as a result of a leaking shower floor waste. You may also see stains or mold on the ceiling below.
  • Water leaking behind tiles – the reason can vary greatly, but is typically caused by another problem outlined here.
  • Silicone. Silicone that has become old or had come may allow water to pass through, around, and under

Bathroom leaks can be a real problem for a number of reasons

Significant water damage to your household

As a result of a shower leaking behind the wall this provides termites with an ideal living environment This can cause significant damage to the house structure and lead to costly repairs. To avoid these issues it is important to check for water regularly or get a shower leak detection done. It is also important to repair any water leaks that are found promptly.

Mold to grow inside walls This can result in health issues such as respiratory problems and allergies. Furthermore, water leakage can cause damage to your home, which can be costly to repair

We have a friendly team of fully qualified, licensed, and insured plumbers ready to help you fix your shower.

Bathroom Water leak detection

Paul’s Plumbing has developed a method for water leak detection by testing taps and wet areas that is systematized and highly accurate. By using FLIR E5 Thermal Imaging Camera a industry-leading equipment and methods, we ensure our customers will receive the most accurate and detailed results.

Some of our methods and equipment we use:

  • In wall pipework and shower combinations, hydro static Pressure testing is performed
  • Inspection of in wall pipes with a thermal camera
  • Measurement of moisture using electronic instruments
  • Testing of shower grout and shower water proofing membrane with hot dye
  • Wash down testing on shower screen and tiles

4 tips to fix your leaking shower

  1. A leak may be caused by a malfunctioning showerhead. It may be necessary to replace the showerhead in order to resolve the problem. Continue with the next step if there is still a leak.
  2. If the replacement of the showerhead did not work, the next step is to replace the shower taps or the shower cartridge valve. A faulty tap washer or cartridge can cause leaks by controlling the flow and temperature of water. In this case, it may be necessary to hire a plumber to assist you.
  3. If the leak is coming from the tiles surrounding the shower, it is likely that the grout is worn away or cracked, allowing water to seep through. It may be necessary to replace the grout in order to resolve the issue.
  4. The shower base may be the source of the leak if it comes from the shower base. It is the waterproof membrane that lines the bottom of the shower. When the seal is damaged, water can seep through and cause leaks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my hot water system needs replacing?

Determining whether your hot water system needs replacing can be based on several factors. Firstly, consider the age of the system, as most have a lifespan of 8 to 12 years. If your system is approaching or exceeding this range, it’s worth considering a replacement. Additionally, signs such as insufficient hot water supply, frequent repairs, rusty or discoloured water, leaks or water damage, unusual noises and concerns about energy efficiency can indicate the need for a new system. If you notice any of these indicators, it’s recommended to consult with our professional plumbers to assess the condition of your system and provide guidance on whether a replacement is necessary.

Do I need to service my hot water system?

Yes, it is important to regularly service your hot water system. Regular servicing helps ensure the optimal performance, longevity and safety of your system. During a service, we will inspect and clean various components, check for any potential issues or leaks, test the pressure and temperature settings and flush out sediment or mineral buildup. By servicing your hot water system, you can identify and address problems early on, prevent major breakdowns, maintain energy efficiency and potentially extend the lifespan of your system. It is generally recommended to have your hot water system serviced annually or as per the manufacturer’s guidelines but we can provide specific recommendations based on your system’s make and model.

Does the size of the hot water system matter?

When deciding on a new hot water system, you need to consider how many people live in your home, how much water you typically use and what time of day you usually use your hot water. For more advice or assistance with hot water installation, Brisbane homeowners can just give Paul’s Plumbing a call.

What are the requirements for hot water in Brisbane?

Hot water installation in Brisbane and throughout QLD must adhere to specific regulations to address health and safety concerns. To curb bacterial growth, stored hot water in residential buildings must be maintained at a minimum temperature of 60 degrees Celsius, surpassing the 55°C threshold for bacterial proliferation. These standards align with recommendations from the World Health Organisation and other Australian jurisdictions.

To prevent scalding incidents, the Queensland Government mandates that hot water delivered to taps and showerheads should not surpass 50 degrees Celsius. This balance between bacterial control and scalding prevention ensures a safe and comfortable hot water usage experience in Brisbane households.

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