As the washroom is one of the most frequently used spaces of the house, it is expected to incur a lot of maintenance issues. This goes for all the essential bathroom accessories and amenities, notably the showers since they are part of our everyday routine. Just for a second, imagine it’s eight in the morning and the shower is not functioning properly. That would mean a massive inconvenience, so what to do now? Don’t worry, here in this post, we created a shower repair layman guide to seal the shower, and get your day back on track.
The Steps are as Follow-
Step 1: Preparation for the Sealing of the shower
Things You Need
• Silicone Sealant
• A Sealant Gun
• Stanley Knife
• Masking Tape
• Silicone Wipes
• Kitchen Towel or a Damp J-Cloth
Step 2: Deter the Water Supply
First of all, turn off the valves to terminate the supply of water. The valves are generally located at the bathroom or the basement. However, if you are unable to locate the bathroom valve, turn off the main supply to the home. And, lastly, confirm that there is no water supply before you get on the work of fixing the leaking shower.
Step 3: Commence the Job
Make sure that you have the best quality silicone sealant, instead of the commonly used Grout. The latter isn’t best suited for sealing water-prone areas such as the region around the shower and the bathtub. This science behind this is that the Grout is not flexible and will immediately develop crack post sealing.
Step 4: The Masking Tape
Now, wrap the plumbing-grade masking tape above & below the shower areas which you’re going to seal. Begin with applying a layering of tape along the shower tray. Leave some gap between the tape and the shower base; this is where the sealant will go.
Step 5: Apply the Sealant
Make use of the narrow tip of the nozzle on the sealant; apply a narrow layer of sealant across the tray of the shower. Press the sealant onto the surface with the help of your fingers, ensure you cover every crack. And, lastly, establish that the seal is airtight, and there is absolutely no scope of gaps.
Step 6: Silicone Wipe
Now, wet your finger with the silicone wipe, and thoroughly run around the shower tray to ensure there aren’t any lumps or gaps, and the surface is completely smooth.
Step 7: Removing the Masking Tape
Before the sealant gets dry, remove the masking tape fixed around the shower tray.
Step 8: The Cleaning Job
Thoroughly go around the bathroom to remove any sort of sealant that has spilled out, well-before it dries up.
And, now the shower sealing job is done efficiently. The above method can be applied for all kinds of sealing prospects in the bathroom, such as the bathtub.
In the end, however, if you need professional support it is imperative to hire a plumber to get the leaky shower resolved.