Plumber testing leaking shower

Why use a licensed plumber for testing leaking showers

There are so many possibilities as to where the leak is coming from when it comes to a leaking shower.

It could be the

  • cold water supply,
  • hot water supply,
  • a leaking spindle,
  • the breech pipework leaking (Between the spindles and the rose),
  • The waste pipe leaking,
  • the water proofing membrane,
  • the shower screen leaking,
  • a bath installed incorrectly or
  • Occasionally it’s not even the shower but a toilet that’s nearby or any number of things.

Every one of these potential issues should be thoroughly tested prior to any repair action being taken. Failing to-do so is likely to result in further work being done, repairs dragging out over a longer period of time and additional water damage.

Why use a licensed plumber to identify a leaking shower?

Out of the above list a licensed plumber is the only tradesman legally allowed to test all 9 of the possible causes.

What’s covered by insurance –

Disclaimer – I certainly don’t claim to be an expert at insurance, or to know your personal insurance policy so this advice is general only based on previous jobs we have been employed on, and you should speak to your insurer about your personal policy details. If employing Water Tight Canberra the home owner or person booking the job is liable for 100% of our invoice unless otherwise agreed in writing with Water Tight Canberra management and the insuring company.

Generally speaking, from the many leaking showers we have repaired, the insurer will cover the cost of identifying the leak providing it is a burst or broken pipe, repairing the damage that the leak has caused and repairing the damage caused in order to find the leak, whilst the building owner is responsible for the repair of the leak its self. If the leak is a pipe in the wall the repair work is normally about 30 minutes after it has been located and will require up to $100 in material.

When should I get someone to look at my leaking shower?

ASAP – Water is one of the most erosive force on earth, look at the Grand Canyon, and the longer the leak is left the more damage that is going to be caused and the worse the leak will get. Aside from this ignoring a leak can cause hazardous mold growth under carpets and can invite termites as these damp timber conditions provide the ideal environment for these little critters.

What’s the first step?

Have a licensed plumber come out and identify the cause of your leaking shower. Make sure your plumber has experience with testing and are happy to provide you with a detailed report when they are finished.

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  • Gillian Sloan

    From my first conversation with Tom, I was treated in a very professional manner. The quote I was given was fair. Nathan and Aaron were two polite young men who dealt with my plumbing problem promptly and expertly, leaving my house so clean. Excellent workmanship and customer care. I highly recommend Water Tight Canberra. Thank you!!

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  • Rick Nehmy

    We contacted Water Tight as our contracted plumber could not find an ongoing leak. Tom and Sam went above and beyond to identify the leak, which turned out to be from a faulty toilet pedestal. It was still within the warranty period but, due to difficulties with the original provider/installer, Tom personally contacted the manufacturer on our behalf and the manufacturer then replaced the faulty unit under warranty. We cannot recommend them highly enough. Update May 2019...... We returned from a holiday to a broken tap....fast, efficient and professional response and replacement. Highly recommended

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  • vylan07

    Water Tight provided an excellent job on 25/02/2019. They located the burst water pipe and repaired it immediately. We are so happy with the great service and the professional crew. I strongly recommend this company for any plumbing need that you have.

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  • Allan Baxter

    I arrived at my townhouse on a Friday afternoon at about 1:30 after a week away to find that the hot water service had sprung a leak during my absence. I called Water Tight and a representative (Tom) was here within an hour. After an inspection and quotation Tom undertook to replace the HWS that day and did so with two other members of staff. I was very favourably impressed with the prompt and efficient service. I would recommend Water Tight to anyone with an urgent plumbing problem.

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    I'm after a good plumber, saw lots of positive comments here and the expertise on the business website, I decided to contact them as I have regular plumbing need. First the people are not at this address, even the lady answered my call, is not here. She is somewhere in the cyber-space. This was the first thing disappointing as I was at this location at the time and keen to talk to the person doing the job. She can not answer any my inquiries, so left my number for calling back. Two days past till today I have not received the call. This makes me to think when I have drain blockage or how water blast, I really need it fixed same day .....

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