Waterproof Sealants For Sydney Homes: Is It Time To Recaulk?

September 12, 2022

Waterproof sealent

Waterproof sealants for Sydney homes are crucial for both external and internal waterproofing applications. With the right sealant and method, you can effectively optimise your home’s moisture barrier and protect it from potentially costly and dangerous water damage. 

With a variety of waterproof sealants on the market, it is important that you know which one to use in the respective areas of the home. Waterproof caulk, for example, is predominantly used to seal exterior siding, windows, doors, and gutters, whereas silicone sealants are used inside the home, commonly in bathrooms and specifically around bathtubs and showers. Still, whether your waterproofing needs are exterior or interior, investing in professional waterproofing services is the best way to ensure your home is equipped with the correct waterproof sealants that will see it through many years of moisture protection. 

So, if your home is showing signs of potential moisture damage, don’t wait any longer to get in touch with the experts at WPD Group! 

Signs You Need To Recaulk Your Bathroom. 

Although your bathroom may look beautiful and in good shape, the caulk may tell a different story. So, what is really happening between the tiles? Typically, silicon sealants have a long life, at least up to five years, but that all depends on the standard of application. Still, no matter the quality of materials you use or how careful you are with the application, your caulking will eventually need replacing. 

Let’s take a look at a few signs it’s time to recaulk your bathroom: 

    1. Mould or mildew is present beneath the caulk. If you don’t wipe excess water from your bathroom tiles after a bath or shower, you may see mould and mildew begin to grow on the surface of the caulking. But when it shows up beneath the caulking, it typically indicates a water leakage. Water seeping through the caulking is a telltale sign that it’s time to apply a new sealant.
    2. Peeling or missing caulk. When caulk begins to peel, it is no longer performing as it should. In addition, children may pull it off, which leaves the tiles, bath, and shower susceptible to water damage.
    3. The caulk degrades within a year of application. If a waterproof sealant degrades within a year of application, it’s likely due to it being the incorrect choice for your bathroom. In that case, you will need to replace the caulking with the correct product. 

To prevent water damage and mould growth in your Sydney home, invest in waterproof sealants and waterproofing services from WPD Group! Call us today to schedule an appointment!

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