How to fix a leaking shower

If water is escaping your shower and its surrounds then you need to fix it fast. The area can soon become smelly and start rotting. Rotting areas can attract white ants and ultimately the solid structure of the room/house can be compromised.

A leaking shower usually means one of three things: a faulty drain that needs replacement, a leak in the shower floor, or a leak under the cement in the floor. Either way it needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.

Before repairs start you should contact your home insurance company to see if you can claim some of the cost of the work from them.


Tips here on how to locate the actual leak, then ways in which to fix the problem:

MASTER PLUMBERS - Locating leaks in showers

HANDMAN HOW-TO - Part 1 of a 7-part series on fixing a leak in the shower

SUPER HANDYMAN - Non-guaranteed but usually successful method

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