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Topic: Bath renovation

Cathy HOBAN asked:

May 13, 2022
Aug 1, 2022

You need a licensed plumber to repair/replace the shower liner. a lot of remodeling companies do not use license plumbers because they are not cheap, and it cuts into there profit. I have been in the plumbing industry for 9 years now. give me call to schedule a free estimate for that leak. 832-557-3293

Cathy HOBAN asked:

May 13, 2022

Hi Cathy,

If you hired a licesned contractor to install the tile, the leaky pan should be under warranty.  I recommend tearing out the entire shower.  Even if you have to pay for the replacement tile, I would not do a repair because tearing out the pan compromises the waterproofing on the walls.  Also, there are many methods of waterproofing the pan area before tile is installed.  We always use the hot mop method.  I would avoidAvoid vinyl liners or Red Gaurd.  These are cheap unreliable options.


Gregg Cantor

Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel 

Cathy HOBAN asked:

May 13, 2022

Mason Hearn of HomeMasons, Inc. PRO answered:

May 24, 2022

Suggest that you find a reputable and skilled tile company.  If it was a vinyl pan, it may be possible (although not ideal) to tear out the floor and lowest 6-12" of wall tile to replace the pan.  It's really something that cannot be easily answered without a close professional examination of the particulars of your shower conditions.

Apr 20, 2020

There are exhaust fans that have a filter and move the air in the bathroom but do not vebt to the outside, this takes cae of the odor. To address the mold you can repaint the bathroom ceiling with a quality paint like Emerald from Sherwin Williams and add a mildew inhibitor to the paint. (it is a liquid that you add to the paint that stops mold from growing) We have used it several times in bathooms and our clients have never called us saying the mold is back. I would also highly recomend leaving the bathroom door open after you shower so that the steam does not stay in the bathoom.

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