Shower Pan Leaks in Naples | 3 Ways Your Shower Could Be Damaging Your Home
When you step into the shower, the last thing on your mind is wondering whether the rest of the house is being damaged by your relaxing “me” time. But the fact is that showers are often not as waterproof as we need them to be. Water damage from shower pan leaks is one of the most common problems we see in Naples. Here are three sneaky ways your shower may not be protecting your home from water:
- The components may not even be waterproof.
Did you know that most grout and mortar is not waterproof? Not even the kind used in bathrooms. These materials are water safe, meaning water doesn’t damage them. But that doesn’t mean that they prevent water from escaping. So if you have tile in your shower with grout, it may not be offering much protection.
- The plastic waterproof barrier isn’t that durable.
To combat the problem with grout, showers typically have a plastic waterproof barrier put into place under and behind the shower. This keeps water from getting to the floor or wall. But these liners don’t just hang around forever. They do degrade as they get older.
- Cracks in the shower pan can cause leaks.
Finally, if the shower pan (the floor of the shower) has cracks, this will inevitably lead to water leaking. The problem is that you may not even know the shower pan leaks until it is too late.
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