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Over time, the silicone sealant around our bathrooms' baths, shower trays, and sinks can deteriorate, causing unsightly black mould spots and compromising the tidy appearance of the space. This deterioration can also lead to water leaks and seepage, potentially causing damage to tiles, which may lift as a result. It's essential to have it replaced when it starts to indicate signs of wear and tear, both for aesthetic reasons and to prevent more significant issues down the line. While this maintenance task may add cost, it's a small price to ensure that our bathroom services continue functioning as intended and that heating and plumbing systems are protected without fail.

This blog will give some helpful tips that won't break the bank!

Resealing Baths and Shower

Choose the Right Sealant
Silicone is a highly adaptable synthetic compound found in a wide range of products, from silicone oils to silicone rubbers and resins. Its impressive heat resistance and rubber-like characteristics make it an ideal material for various applications, particularly for the construction industry. It can be used to replace old shower trays, install new heating systems, or provide cost-effective sealing solutions for bath and shower enclosures. When it comes to silicone work, opting for professional trade services that provide quality products and installation services is crucial. Whether you need to replace an old seal or install a new heating system, the right silicone services can ensure the job is completed to the highest standard.

The foundation of a successful resealing project is selecting the appropriate sealant. Opting for a silicone-based, superior-quality one for your application is crucial. Prioritise a product that gives exceptional water resistance and can combat the growth of mould and mildew. Doing so will increase its lifespan and avoid expensive repair costs in the future.

If you plan on installing a new bath or shower tray, it's important to consider the quality of your sealant. A silicone-based sealant is a versatile and reliable option for this type of project. When choosing a sealant, it's crucial to prioritise water resistance and resistance to mould and mildew growth, as these factors will contribute to the longevity of your installation. Don't risk expensive reseal bath costs by opting for a cheaper, lower-quality sealant. Instead, invest in a high-quality silicone sealant and get the job done right first. For professional silicone installation services, consider hiring a trade service to ensure a flawless finish and efficient heating performance.

With the overwhelming options of caulks and sealants out there, it's completely natural to feel uncertain about choosing the perfect product for the plumbing project. However, when choosing between different caulks or sealants, there are two things to consider: the temperature range and moisture levels specific to the application. While 'caulk' and 'sealant' are frequently used, they have different applications. Both function as sealing agents to fill gaps and cracks while also serving as bonding agents between various building materials. For instance, sealants are often employed to join countertops and sink bases.

Thorough Preparation
Before applying the new layer, any old sealant must be removed entirely (without exception), or it will affect the bonding of the new sealant. There are many different sealant kits on the market; select one that suits the application. Once it has been removed, thoroughly clean the area with a mild detergent or a specialised bathroom cleaner designed to eliminate dirt and grime before resealing. Surfaces must be clean and dry for maximum adhesion.
Apply Masking Tape
Achieving clean and precise lines is crucial for achieving an impeccable finish. You'll accomplish two important things by properly masking off the boundaries of the targeted areas. Firstly, it effectively prevents any unwanted spread of excess sealant, ensuring a neat and tidy result. Secondly, a smoothing tool will effortlessly create a flawless concave fillet finish.
Master the Technique
Practice indeed makes perfect. Therefore, having a few dummy runs before moving to the actual job is always best. A sealant gun and finishing tools are recommended to get a clean, even fillet/concave finish. It requires a steady hand with consistent pressure and continuous motion. Using a sealant tool dragged along the bead seam will give a smooth continuous bead; it's better than using a finger! Silicone can last many years and provide a reliable seal to keep water and moisture at bay.
Drying Time
When sealing your bathroom surfaces, patience is crucial for the best results. Following the manufacturer's instructions on drying time is essential, and avoiding exposing your newly sealed areas to moisture is important until the curing process is completed. This typically takes about 24 hours uninterrupted. If you're not confident in your ability to complete this job, it may be best to seek professional service to do the work for you. You don't want to risk the cost and hassle of replacing an old shower tray or, worse, getting a shoddy install and redoing the entire job.
Regular Maintenance
Always wipe down the silicone surface to prevent the accumulation of moisture, dirt or mould.

Professional Help for All Your Resealing Projects

At Serviceteam, London, we take pride in providing professional bathroom maintenance services to our clients. We understand the significance of keeping your bathroom in top-notch condition, and our team of experts has decades of experience handling all bathroom and shower projects. Our bath, tiles and shower tray resealing service is available at competitive prices, and we also offer grout replacement, new silicone application, and complete bathroom installation services. We use top-quality materials to replace old and worn-out components and ensure that the job is done right the first time.

If you're looking for a reliable bathroom trade service that delivers quality work at a reasonable cost, look no further than Serviceteam.