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Shower/Tub Enclosure Repairs

The shower/bathtub enclosure is the most common area of water leaks inside the home. It can be a frustrating exercise to detect the source of the leak when the problem is first detected. Chances are that you are not dealing with a plumbing leak. The problem could be due to a leaky faucet or shower head, for example. In all likelihood, the leak can be traced to a shower/tub enclosure leak.

The following items must be maintained and in good condition at all times:
  • Sealant around soap dishes and other through-wall penetrations

  • Sealant around tub spout and tub/shower faucet assembly.

  • Sealant around joint of wall and bathtub/shower stall floor.

  • Sealant at all intersecting joints between all wall corners and other intersecting joints.

  • Sealant between walls, tub and shower door assembly.

  • Sealant or mastic joint around the tub or shower drain.

  • Grout between ceramic/marble tiles on walls and shower floors.

  • Observe proper installation and usage of shower door assembly.

  • Installation and usage of shower curtain assembly.

  • Corner guards or drip guards are recommended to be installed at outside corner of both ends of the bathtub.

  • Repair/replace ceramic tiled step/threshold at opening of shower enclosure.

  • Review periodically for any loose, dislodged tiles or accessories.

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Baker Street Home Inspection Services Inc.
In operation since 1985

Serving the Greater Toronto Area from
Oakville to the west, Newmarket to the
north and Oshawa to the east.
3335 Yonge Street, Suite 402
Toronto, Ontario, M4N 2M1

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