If you have mold in your bathroom, your shower may need resealing. A leaking shower will not only cause mold, but can also damage the structure and integrity of your home. A crack in the sealant of your shower will allow water to leak out when using your shower. Unfortunately, this is usually onto your floors or walls. If need help with the plumbing in your bathroom, consider getting in touch with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg, our professional and courteous Sugar Land plumbers can take care of all of your plumbing related repairs, maintenance and installation needs. Listed below are signs that your shower may need resealing:
- mildew on shower walls
- damp floors
- damp walls
- increased moisture in the bathroom
- termites in the bathroom
- grout and tiles in the shower falling out
- cracked tiles
- sealant peeling away
The replacement of rotten floors, walls and even damaged joists can be very costly and can upset most homeowner’s budgets. Resealing your shower will prevent the water damage that is possible from the water in your shower. If you cannot find the leak, resealing the entire shower is going to be your best bet at taking care of it. Before resealing, you will need to remove the old caulk. Do not simply remove what is loose and replace it. This will be a very costly mistake as you may miss other potential leaks. If you need professional Sugar Land plumbers for assistance with the plumbing in your bathroom, give us a call today.
To remove the old caulk, you can use a razor, box cutter or a tool especially for the removal of caulk. One of the best makeshift tools to remove caulk is the razor tool used for cleaning smooth ceramic top stoves. The plastic case keeps fingers from getting cut and allows for a more even removal of old caulk. When you use sharp instruments, be careful not to cut your shower or yourself. You will begin by running the blade parallel to the wall to break the seal that is between the old caulk and the shower wall. Then you will run the tool or the blade against the other surface to loosen up the old caulk. Repeat this process until the old caulking has all been removed. You will still have a ‘skin coat’ that you will need to remove with a flat blade or denatured alcohol to remove the residue.
Finally, you will need either a caulking gun or caulk in a squeezable tube to apply the new caulk in your shower. You will start in any corner and apply a thin line around the entire shower. Use a caulking tool in order to smooth it out and press it tightly to stick to both surfaces, or use a wet fingertip. Once you are done, clean up any excess caulk with either a damp sponge or a cloth and allow the caulk to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions before you use the shower again.
If you need assistance with the plumbing in your bathroom or any other plumbing related installations, maintenance or repairs, you can contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg and our professional and courteous Sugar Land plumbers will be more than happy to assist you and get your bathroom back up to shape and working in no time.
Bathroom Fixture Replacement
If you are looking to remodel your bathroom and would like new fixtures installed, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg can assist you. Low-flow fixtures in your new bathroom will go a long ways in conserving water and help give your new bathroom a modern touch. Our professional and courteous Sugar Land plumbers can provide you with the know-how and experience to assist you with your bathroom renovation needs.
Before purchasing your fixtures at a big box retail outlet, first get in touch with Ben Franklin, we carry a wide supply of bathroom fixtures that may be more attractive to your needs and ideas. Unlike fixtures you can purchase in big box home improvement stores that may leave you hanging for months on end if there is a problem with your fixture, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg can assist you right away if a problem does occur with any of the fixtures that our Sugar Land plumbers install in your new bathroom and replace the fixture.
Whether you are in need of professional Sugar Land plumbers for bathroom remodeling or plumbing related repairs, maintenance or installation, you can count on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg to provide you with professional and experienced plumbers that will get the job done promptly and professionally every single time.
About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers professional Sugar Land plumbers. We have on-call emergency plumbers twenty four hours a day, seven days a week and three hundred and sixty five days a year for your convenience. Our experienced and friendly expert Sugar Land plumbers provide on time plumbing related services to not only Houston but Katy, Rosenberg and Sugar Land Texas also. If you are in need of a professional plumber to make repairs, maintenance, or installation services then you need to look no further than Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg is a leading local plumbing company with high standards of service that you can rely on. When you contact us you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving the best plumbing services in the area. Our commitment to service and excellence is reflected in our rock solid A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. If you have a plumbing related problem in your home or business and you need help, do not hesitate to reach out to us today. One of our professional and friendly Sugar Land plumbers will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and schedule an appointment with you to assess the problem and resolve it at your earliest convenience. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg a call today if you are looking for professional Sugar Land plumbers. If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay.