Project: Shower retiling at Dee Why apartment

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Leaking shower repairs Northern Beaches.

This leaking shower repair, in the bathroom of a unit in Dee Why on the Northern Beaches Sydney, was completed in April 2020.

This unit in the beachside suburb of Dee Why had been rented for few years. When the tenants moved out the owner decided to sell so wanted the property presented at its best.

While the unit was located in one of Dee Why’s newer apartment buildings and the bathroom was only a few years old, a few years of neglect meant the wall and floor tile grout was hard to clean and the silicone around the shower screen was mouldy and yellowing.

First, we removed the existing grout from between the floor and wall tiles along with the old silicone.  Once cleaned up, we colour matched the existing grout and regrouted it in a matching dark grey grout on the floor and off-white on the walls.  Along the walls and shower screen we applied new silicone.

The result was impressive and the shower looked great. With a bit of elbow grease from the owner, the shower screen will look as good as new.

This is a very cost-effective refresh of any bathroom looking a little tired without having to undertake an expensive or stressful bathroom renovation. Additionally, the shower is now waterproofed and will stand the test of time.

Work completed on this project:

Signs you may have a waterproofing problem

  • Smell : If you can smell mildew then this is usually due to dampness caused by a leak and is rotting timber and wall materials.
  • Walls : Water damage can cause the wall material to swell and contract causing walls to warp.
  • Skirting boards : Swollen skirting boards are a typical sign that water is penetrating behind the wall. You may also notice skirting board paint peeling or discolouring.
  • Stains : Water damage will create visible stains on walls.
  • Bubbling paint : Moisture commonly causes paint to bubble as the water prevents the paint from adhering to the wall.
  • Tile grout : Tile grout may become crumbly and disintegrate due to constant moisture. Due to this, tiles may even start coming off the walls.
  • Doors : Water causes timber to swell and contract. You may notice doors become stuck and are harder to open and close.
  • Silicone : Silicon products used to “plug” gaps, seal joints and repair cracks are usually only a temporary fix. Deteriorating or mouldy silicone can be a sign that your shower is leaking.

For fast shower leak fixes, waterproofing and tile repairs, get in touch with our friendly team. We’re here to help 24/7.

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Drip Dry Shower Repairs and Waterproofing offers a fast, reliable and affordable service that stops leaking showers and wet area waterproofing problems in their tracks.

We are fully licensed waterproofing professionals who specialise in the repair and waterproofing of showers, baths and all wet areas around the home including bathrooms, laundries and kitchens. Additionally, we offer a complete shower restoration service that includes removing existing tiles, waterproofing and retiling the area leaving your shower looking as good as new.

In the vast majority of cases, we can fix your leaking shower without removing any tiles. This can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars, as you don’t have to replace any tiles. It also ensures you’re back enjoying trouble-free showering quickly.

We use only quality materials and our workmanship exceeds the Australian Standard requirements.  Over the past 25+ years, we have built a solid reputation based on excellent quality and exceptional service.  In fact, we are so confident in our shower leak repairs and waterproofing services that we offer a 15 year guarantee.

We service Sydney’s Northern Beaches, North Shore and North Sydney areas, 24 hours / 7 days, and are compliant in:

  • legislation and industry requirements.
  • verified ABN and trading names with ASIC.
  • validated insurances and licences.
  • safety, environment, organisational and financial management systems.
  • Strata and Real Estate listing agencies who monitor and ensure contractors have the right safety systems, qualifications and insurances to work on your sites and projects.

For fast shower leak fixes, waterproofing and tile repairs, get in touch with our friendly team. We’re here to help 24/7.