A leaking bath or shower requires immediate attention. If you'd rather not fiddle with your fixtures then call in a professional plumber before the problem escalates.
Secure the bath or shower
The most common cause of a leaking bath or shower is movement in the fitting itself. So you need to check that the fittings are secure and there is very little movement.
A steel bath can be secured by removing the bath panel and securing it to the wall through the under-hanging bath lip.
Ensure the feet are firmly screwed to the base and that all connections on the frame are firm.
To secure a plastic bath, you will need to:
- Make up some timber supports from some 2 inch x 1 inch treated timber cut to 400 millimetres.
- Plug and screw them firmly under the edge of the bath, between the main body of the bath and the end walls.
- Apply plenty of strong construction glue to the back of each support.
- A bearer can also be placed under the edge of the bath at both ends.
When loosening any connections, douse them with penetrating oil to avoid slipping with a wrench and cracking the fixture.
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