Essential Spring Home Maintenance

We all know that when spring rolls around everyone gets in a ‘spring cleaning frenzy’. What a lot of people commonly neglect is general maintenance checks of their house. What good is it to spring clean your bathroom is your shower is still leaking and causing water to constantly cover the ground? Or, why go to all that effort to still have patchy or missing grout? Essential repairs and refreshes also apply to balcony areas which will surely be getting used a lot more as the weather starts to warm up.

Bathroom Repair Essentials

If you’re a spring-cleaning enthusiast, great! Surely you will have noticed in the past things in your bathroom that could use more than just a thorough clean. A few common areas of neglect include grout, tap fittings and mildly chipped or cracked tiles.

When it comes to grout, the process of cleaning is actually what makes it appear dirty! As grout is a porous material, dirt tends to get stuck in it when we clean or scrub the surrounding tiles. The other downside to this is that it can promote the growth of bacteria. The solution? Hire a professional to seal the grout who will choose the most appropriate solution for the area and ensure the process is done properly.

Overtime taps may become loose or the handles start to turn more than they initially did. Replacing the washers in your taps is a simple fix and one that should be done especially if your tapware has been in place for quite a while. If you have a more serious problem like a leak then it’s time to call in the experts (like SealRITE Solutions) who will come in, assess the situation and offer you a solution.

Cracked and chipped tiles not only ruin the appearance of your bathroom, but they can be problematic too. This is because water can run into the cracks and start to cause damage to the surrounding areas if there is a poor or no waterproofing membrane or reduce the longevity of the waterproof membrane. This is an issue you’ll want to get sorted fast so you can prevent further or more serious damage from occurring.

Balcony Repairs

Now that the sun is starting to provide some warmth we’re sure you’ll want to be enjoying your balcony a little more! We continually stress the importance of ensuring your balcony is assessed by an accredited and licensed professional to ensure the solution applied is appropriate and effective. Due to the nature of a balcony, you want to be sure it is structurally sound.

Much like bathroom tiles, you may notice that some of your balcony tiles are cracked or chipped and this issue poses the same threat that it does in a bathroom, water entering these cracks can cause damage to surrounding areas and the waterproof membrane if one was applied.

When cleaning your balcony, take note of any loose or cracked tiles, including the skirting tiles. Then, call the pros, they will identify the cause of the leak and can determine the level of damage caused to the waterproof membrane if one exists.

If your balcony is in tip-top shape but needs more of a cosmetic lift, re-grouting and sealing can help freshen up the area.

Bathroom Rejuvenation

If you embark on your annual spring clean and feel defeated before you even begin cleaning your bathroom, then it is time to consider a full rejuvenation. The SealRITE Solutions Bathroom Rejuvenation service is cheaper than a full rejuvenation and the perfect solution to help you achieve a refreshed and beautiful new bathroom. Say goodbye to tacky 80s tiles, temperamental taps, dodgy grout, and most importantly, leaks!

You can learn more about our Bathroom Rejuvenation service here.

Our Reviews!
Scott Nailon
Scott Nailon
04:23 11 Feb 21
I rent. I reported a leaking shower which to my realestate agent. They had these guys fix leaking which was in the ensuite and was leaking through the floor into my garage. The leak was regular and I had a bucket in place to catch it every time we showered!SealRITE sent out Han (yeah pronounced like the star wars character Han Solo) who was super polite, did a perfect job and left zero mess. He came at 7am the first day but on the second day was happy to come later to fit in with my schedule - really nice guy.I wish this thing had 10 stars.
Mark Schmid
Mark Schmid
04:32 02 Feb 21
Han was wonderful, the job he did was great but what was so unexpected was how clean he left the house and bathroom after re-tiling the shower. I would definitely recommend his workmanship and professionalism to anyone.
zosozombie
zosozombie
09:09 19 Jan 21
The quoting team and Renee were great but a few small issues with the repairs. Had our shower waterproofed and re-tiled and walls re-grouted.Some bits of grout were missed or just cleaned, this became apparent after about 2 months when it discolored. Not too worried as i know its easy to miss bits when you're looking at a wall of white.One of the hob tiles had a very small chip which had been hidden with a blob of grout, again didn't find this until after a few cleans when it came off.The floor tiles weren't cut to line up with the wall tile grout lines, again not a major deal but it would have been nice as this is how it was originally and wouldn't have been hard.I had supplied 2 boxes of tiles which were torn open and then not used leaving me with 2 stacks of tiles and no box to store them in.Again office staff were great but tradesman could have paid a bit more attention to detail (yes i know i am picky but I'm also a tradie and expect others to work to my standard) and mainly wasn't impressed with the hidden chip.
Craig Wilson
Craig Wilson
23:20 20 Dec 20
We used SealRITE for two leaking shower repairs in southern Sydney. We had previously booked a cowboy who was completely useless to deal with and it was impossible to trust him because he wouldn't communicate on even the most minor of issues. We were landlords and did not have access to the property to monitor what was happening which was very disconcerting. We switched to SealRITE as soon as we could and they were so professional from the first moment until the job was done. It was just wonderful. If you are a landlord and need some waterproofing and shower fix done i would recommend SealRITE for piece of mind and a smooth job.
Brad Owen
Brad Owen
00:49 15 Dec 20
SealRite has been a pleasure to work with. The team was professional at all times and worked to my needs and provided a 5 star finish.
Marie F
Marie F
06:10 10 Dec 20
We live by the Cronulla oceanfront where salt ans winds and sun cause major deterioration to our balconies. Sealrite were so professional and thorough! All of the workmen involved were courteous, efficient and communicated each step of the way. Renae coordinated all the works with myself and my neighbours and kept us informed allthe way. Highly recommended!
Taryn C
Taryn C
00:27 09 Sep 20
SealRite repaired our shower after the waterproofing had failed. The tradesman was fantastic. On time, professional, courtesy of us and making sure we were happy, barely took a break all day for 3 days. We were so impressed. Our experience was great and we would highly recommend.
Van Trinh
Van Trinh
09:14 08 Sep 20
I evaluated a number of regrouting services prior to going ahead with SealRITE. They were professional, explained the process in detail, catered to my urgency needs and assured me i wouldn't be disappointed. The job was fantastic and it exceeded my expectations. Will definitely use them again
Greg Eves
Greg Eves
12:23 11 Aug 20
An amazing experience with this company. On time, helpful, neat & tidy.I rang the CD to compliment him for my experience and he asked if I would complete a review on line, I answered it would be my pleasure !
Amanda Blue
Amanda Blue
03:07 17 Mar 20
They recently repaired my shower. They were really lovely on to deal with. Explained everything that was going to happen and kept me informed every step. The guy that came to my house was on time and left everything very clean and tidy. The shower look fantastic and is no longer leaking into my kitchen below. Highly recommend. Always happy to refer good local companies.
Lauren Thomas
Lauren Thomas
09:45 16 Jun 19
Our shower looks brand new and I am very happy with the job. It was a pleasure to deal with this company. From the very pleasant and helpful Lesley and Amanda who I spoke to on the phone, to Ryan who quoted the job and Dominic who carried out the work, explaining what he was doing at each stage of the job. He even wiped his shoes with a chux each time he had to step outside the bathroom so he didn't walk any dust or debri through the home. I highly recommend this company.
Leonor Martins
Leonor Martins
09:15 16 Jun 19
SealRITE Solutions repaired our shower and did an amazing job. Stopped the leak and shower looks like new again.