ALSS is Your "ONE STOP SHOP" that can Solve Your Leaking Shower Problems
Before you go on to get quotes to fix your leaking shower, you need to find out what is causing the leak. The leak may be from a failed waterproofing membrane under the tiles, a leaking pipe, or from behind the taps travelling behind the wall tiles making its way down the wall.
ALSS can carry out a a comprehensive "Plumbing Report" which will tell you exactly what the cause of the leak is, and precisely what action needs to be taken. You also want to have the plumbing report carried out by a licensed plumber, who specialises in, you guessed it, leaking showers.
The 'ALSS Plumbing Report' includes testing of the bridging piece, waterproofing membrane, taps/spindles, general pipes, shower rose and the drain pipe.
In many cases, a leak can actually be coming from a leaking pipe, or somewhere else all together. This means that a normal shower repair would not only be a waste of time, but could actually be quite detrimental because it is masking the real problem.
Once the leak is identified, regarless of whether it's a leaking pipe or failed waterproofing memebrane, ALSS will also provide you with a quote to fix the problem. Yes we are a "One Stop Shop", we will find the leak for you and use the best technologies to have the leak rectified quickly for you.
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Identifying Signs of Water Penetration from your Leaking Shower or Bath
Water penetration can often be instantly apparent however in some cases the damage may not be immediately evident and may go undetected for several years.
Some of the symptoms of water penetration include:
• Stained walls and ceilings
• Bubbling paint
• Wallpaper lifting off the wall
• Damp carpets
• Warped timber
• Mould / mildew
• A smell of decay
• Electrical faults, e.g lights that flicker while switched on.
Investigating the Most Likely Cause of a Leaking Shower
There are certain clues which can help determine the most likely cause of a leak. Please note, these are only clues and should not be viewed as foolproof indicators of the exact source of a leak, but rather useful “rules of thumb”.
Water penetration associated with leaking plumbing is more likely to be steady and continuous, regardless of whether a shower is in use.
Leaking Shower Tray
Water penetration associated with a leaking shower tray is intermittent and most obvious when a shower is in use or immediately after a shower has been used.
Signs of water penetration associated with a leaking shower tray are most often level with or below the shower floor. (However, through osmosis, evidence of water from a leaking shower tray can actually appear as much as 60cm+ above the level of the shower floor.)
The three main reasons an internal, in situ shower tray may fail are:
- Structural movement,
- Materials failure, including fault in manufacture of materials and a limited life of product.
e.g waterproofing (10-20 years). Note that many of the materials previously used to build shower trays, such as the adhesives popular in the 1970s, have been superseded by more appropriate formulations,
- Poor workmanship, where the shower tray was not installed in accordance with correct procedures.
The methods used to repair leaking shower trays vary according to the extent of damage which exists in a shower (see the Services>Shower Repair Tab).
Cross Section of a Shower with a Hob
Cross Section of a Shower without a Hob
Call ALSS now on 1300 556 775 to arrange a free quote or a plumbing report to help you identify the source of the leak.
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Above clip: "The Shower job 1" -
A short film we created which helped raise more than $100,000 for the Cancer Council over the past 8 years... We had a blast making it and hope you enjoy it!
Like in the above movie, ALSS will go to extreme lengths to do what it takes to get to your home ontime, give you the best options and provide you with the best value for money...call us now on
1300 556 775 for a free quote!
Robert Fothergill - BCS
"Always excellent, prompt responses and friendly staff. Really there is no comparison as nobody else seems to offer the complete rebuild package, you do not just give a band-aid waterproofing solution as most companies seem to offer. Always very quick for quotes, arrange access yourself without the need of coming back to me and once the work order is given it seems that you are immediately in contact with the client on our behalf. I would recommend ALSS."
Ben Cabello - Bright & Duggan
"I use ALSS because I feel I am prioritized and I have a good relationship with them."
Liesel Biles - Net Strata
"I use ALSS due to the quality of work provided, customer service in dealing with jobs and our clients, getting the job done right the first time and the ALSS warranty."
Bob Harris – Strata Manager
“I have been using Australia’s Leading Shower Specialists for 7 years. I have found their service to be excellent, being prompt and efficient in dealing with the sealing and waterproofing of showers. I have found Elie persistent in gaining access to units and flexible in dealing with issues raised by owners. Elie works through the difficult issues. Elie communicates well with both owners and Strata Managers, he promptly rings owners to confirm booking times and keeps the Strata Manager informed of any problems during the works and of a successful completion. He has a great work ethic. I have no problems recommending Elie’s company to any Strata Manager.“
Paula Wood – LJ HOOKER, Flora St Sutherland
“We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your services. After recent repairs required to the above mentioned unit, we are delighted that the shower recess after your repairs is now in excellent working order. We would also note that your professional approach to our needs and requests were of the highest level of customer service. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any of our clients. We wish to advise that ALSS have completed work on properties we manage. We found them to be very prompt and reliable at all times. The work was undertaken with professional care and the properties were left clean and tidy.”
Lydia Moles – Property Manager, Drummoyne
”We wish to advise that Australia’s Leading Shower Specialists Pty Ltd have completed work on properties we manage. We found them to be very prompt and reliable at all times. The work was undertaken with professional care and the properties were left clean and tidy.