Shower screens look tough, and in fact they are, but that doesn’t mean things can’t go wrong. In fact, when it does go wrong, it can be a shattering experience!

Issues with shower screens

Shower screens are generally low maintenance. With few moving parts and, therefore few issues, shower screen repairs aren’t required all that often. However, it’s fair to say that this can depend on the quality of your shower screens and the installation.

It also depends on your opening system. Sliding shower screens, by their nature, have more moving parts and so there is more that can go wrong. Meanwhile, pivot and hinged doors have fewer moving parts and equipment, while fixed shower screens are usually even more trouble-free.

So what common issues can occur to your Adelaide shower screens, requiring repairs?

  • Shower screens are made from toughened glass, which makes them very durable. However, chips and cracks can occur if they are knocked.
  • Shower screens can also shatter if knocked. And when we say shatter, we mean shatter. Shower screens are made from special glass that is designed to break into small pieces rather than sharp shards that would pose a serious safety risk.
  • Water leaking from a shower is perhaps the most common issue. It can be caused for a variety of reasons, including worn silicone between the shower screen and the wall or shower base.
  • Another potential reason for water leaks is shower screen seals. For example, the seal or seals between fixed panels and doors.
    Over time, glass shower screen doors can stick, be difficult to open and close, can drag (sliding doors) become wobbly or shift. Check the hinges and any moving parts first, as sometimes the issue can be fixed simply by tightening the screws.
  • Your glass screens have become cloudy, pitted or etched. As we’ve discussed before in our blogs, these issues can be prevented with regular shower screen cleaning. However, if left unchecked, a point will be reached where your glass can’t be cleaned. The only fix, in these instances, is shower screen replacement.

Many potential issues; one fix

While there are many potential issues, thankfully, if you need shower screen repairs in Adelaide there is only one thing you need to do. Contact Adelaide Shower Screens.

Adelaide Shower Screens doesn’t just supply and install glass shower screens; we also conduct repairs. We can repair most issues and shower screens unless you are old and we can’t source parts.

It’s also worth pointing out that some shower screen repairs can be claimed on home insurance. Of course, this will depend on your policy, so always check your policy and contact your insurer.

Forget shower screen repairs, we want to replace!

Some customers choose to replace their entire shower screens, rather than repair them, particularly if the repairs are reasonably large. Sometimes it’s a good call.

With our free measure and quote service, expert fitting and installation and a 10-year guarantee on hardware and materials, you can have a shining new shower screen and many hassle-free years to look forward to.

Repair or Replace?

Sometimes the best way to fix a shower screen is to replace it with a shiny new one.

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