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Leaking Shower Repair Services

Struggling with a leaking shower? Our expert shower repair services are here to help. Whether it’s cracked or broken tiles on the shower floor, wall or floor separation, or issues with your shower walls and sealing, we’ve got you covered. Our team specialises in efficiently diagnosing and repairing leaking showers across Sydney. 

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Signs that my shower is leaking

Shower leaks can occur for many reasons and any water leaks on your shower can turn out to be catastrophic in your bathroom and other areas of your home. Apart from causing serious structural damages that can require expensive repairs and renovations, leaky showers can cost you hundreds of dollars per year due to rising water bills as a result of water wastage. Keep reading to learn more about our services, fix your shower leaks and save money.
Mildew or mould outside of the tub or around joints in Cement grout or caulk
Damaged bathroom flooring
Warping, staining or bowing on bathroom walls
Damaged or stained ceilings in the room below your bathroom
Musty or earthy smells
Your water Bills have been increasing

Why Choose Absolute Plumbing

At Absolute Plumbing, we understand the inconvenience and damage a leaking shower can cause. That’s why we offer prompt, same-day service, and satisfaction guarantees with all our services and work.

Rapid Response Times

We’re here when you need us, offering same-day service for emergencies.

Experienced Professionals
Our team consists of skilled technicians with years of experience in plumbing and shower repairs.
Guaranteed Satisfaction

We stand by our work with a comprehensive warranty on all repairs.

Why is my shower leaking?

Understanding the root cause of a shower leak is crucial to finding the right solution. Shower leaks can stem from a variety of issues, ranging from simple problems like loose connections or worn-out washers to more complex issues such as cracked floor tiles or faulty waterproofing.

A leaky shower tap or showerhead can cause water to drip from the showerhead. This is usually an indication that there is a problem with the shower tap or valve. In most cases, the inner parts of the tap such as the seals can become worn out due to minerals in the water causing build ups or corrosion. Repeated use of the tap over time can also wear out the gaskets and the rubber o-rings which seal the tap, causing water to drip or squirt out. 

A shower mixer tap works using a sealed cartridge inside the handle. Repeated use over time can wear this seal out, causing the mixer tap to start leaking water. 

While rarer, these occur when the pipe connections to the shower are not properly installed or when they get old or rust.

Shower base leaks are generally caused by ageing or damaged grout or caulk, which enables water to seep through and get into the wall behind the tile. This can lead to all sorts of serious damage to the tiles, wall structure, ceiling, or even the subfloor below.

When you see a stained floor or ceiling, it’s a clear sign that you have a leaking drain. The “P-trap” – the connection between the shower and the bathtub – can leak, especially where strainers are not properly connected to the drain or as a result of small cracks and breaks at the bottom of the fixture. This is common with fiberglass or plastic shower pans and tubs when the seal around the drain is broken. A leaking drain can rot floor joists, or damage the ceiling below. In certain buildings the leak might also damage the flooring in the bathroom itself or nearby rooms.

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How does Absolute Plumbing check for shower leaks?

A plumber from Absolute Plumbing Solutions will use plumbing cameras and video inspection tools to find the exact source of your shower leaks and use this visual aid to evaluate different repair options on your shower. 

Other techniques include filling the shower hob with water, blocking the drain, and waiting to see if the water level drops. We’ll then find out where the water is leaking from.

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How We Fix Shower Leaks

We first will carry out a comprehensive diagnosis using the latest plumbing techniques and advanced diagnostic equipment to find out the root cause of the leak, we will then employ various fixing techniques to stop a leaking shower based on the type of leak identified.

Our skilled plumbers come equipped with the necessary tools to tackle issues like clogged shower holes and worn-out rubber washers. We meticulously clean or replace malfunctioning valves, ensuring your tap handle and shower-head function seamlessly.
We address leaks in shower mixers by replacing the rubber seal on the mixer cartridge. This simple yet effective fix stops the leak and extends the life of your shower mixer.
Using a grout saw and essential tools, our team will remove old grout and apply a new, more waterproof flexible grout, such as Megagrout MG11. This reduces the risk of grout cracking. We also apply a sealant to your entire shower unit, safeguarding against future leaks and water seepage.

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24/7 Emergency Shower Repair

Understanding that shower leaks can occur at any time, we offer a 24/7 emergency repair service in Sydney for your peace of mind. Our dedicated team is always ready to respond swiftly to your needs, ensuring minimal disruption to your routine.


It’s possible to waterproof your leaking showers without the need to remove the tiles. After assessing and identifying all leaks and plumbing issues, we’ll strip the mouldy and deteriorating sealants, remove existing or damaged grout out of the walls, floor area, around the drain section and remove all vacuum excess dust and waste material from the prepared areas.

Then we re-grout the walls and the floor as required, apply a sealant to all junctions and drain, silicone the internal areas of the shower screen and finally use a special sealant on the floor and walls to waterproof your leaking shower.

Basic repairs such as installing a new shower head, new mixer, base seal, shower tray seal or leak detection will cost anywhere between $250 to $800. However, serious bathroom leaks call for more serious bathroom repairs and renovations. If this is your case, don’t worry. Absolute Plumbing Solutions plumbers can repair or even fully renovate your bathroom. Just give us a call or email us for a free quote.

Homeowner insurance generally covers sudden water damages relating to broken pipes or a plumbing malfunction which occur unexpectedly. Any gradual damage resulting from poor maintenance such as a slow, constant shower leak is generally not covered by your homeowner’s insurance, but you’ll want to check with your insurer to find out.

You can splash water against the shower screen when closed to see whether water shows up outside the shower. Also check for signs of water outside the shower which may be seeping through the rubber or caulked areas around the bottom of the shower. You can also spray water around the shower and check the shower tray or drain for leaks.

The grout and other sealant materials keep the water inside the shower and flowing towards the drain. If there’s damage or cracks to your grout, water can seep through it.

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When left unattended, shower leaks can lead to structural damages on your floor and walls and also lead to timber swelling and expensive repairs and renovations. Don’t wait for the worst to happen, get the issue resolved today, call us for expert advice!

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