Showers are used on a daily basis and in a big household; a shower leak could cause some disharmony within the family, especially if there is only one shower in the house. The most common reasons for shower seals to leak include when a building settles into its foundations or when a building moves naturally with the weather. The movement in a building can result in cracking of grout, the shower seal and the floor junctions within the shower. As a result, the weakening and cracking of these components allow water to leak through the surface of the tiles. Bathrooms should have waterproof membrane under titles which catches water penetrating the floor but building movement also affects the waterproofing membrane. As a result, water is able to move into the floor areas and cause damage. There are a number of signals which indicate whether you have a leaking shower seal. They include dampness, mould build up or swelling skirting boards, peeling paint, damp smell, stained timber, cracked tiles and missing grout in your shower seal. If you notice any of these indicators, be sure to contact Plumbers Hammersmith so they can fix the problem before it causes any further damage. There are a few ways in which you can stop the damage of a shower seal leak like purchasing a retail product but these often only target one area in the shower, will not withstand building movement and go mouldy within a short period. Alternatively, you can re-membrane your bathroom which involves removing the tiles and repairing the current waterproofing membrane. However, this option will take a few days to complete before the bathroom can be used again. If you require any help with a shower seal leak, dont hesitate to contact Plumbers Hammersmith who will send out one of their experienced plumbers and make sure you are happy with their service. We also offer a number of other services which include plumbing, heating, drainage and appliances.