|Our frameless shower|
I wanted take a few minutes tonight to talk frameless showers (since we recently experienced an issue that is apparently common with these showers)!
Not to take anything away from our shower, we absolutely love it. But let's be honest, everything can't always be peaches and cream right? Our frameless shower is located in our master suite. We have a little rug that we place on the floor when using the shower, and for weeks, I thought we just didn't know how to take a shower without getting water all over the floor. One day, I stood and witnessed the water coming from the shower and that's when it hit me! Our shower was not functioning properly and would require a service call.
I called NVHomes, who are always quick to respond to service calls, to have the guys come out. Upon inspection, they noticed that it was not shower door (which was my thought) but instead it was the grout located on the lip of the shower. For the sake of this post, I will try to explain as simplistic as possible. The next time you look at your grout lines, you will notice that there is a "dip" or "curve". This is normal...however, when it comes to water, it will follow the "dip" or "curve". To keep water from escaping the shower lip, the NVHomes service guys said the grout should not have the "dip" or "curve", but instead it should be even (flat)
|Top: "curved" grout|
Bottom: "flat" caulk (temp. fix)
According the the service guys, this is a common issue with the frameless showers. I believe going forward, they may adjust how they install them to keep this from happening to future buyers. If you are experiencing this issue, just give the service team a call (Ryan or NVHomes) and they will know what to do. It's not the worst, but if you can catch it while you're still in the one-year time-frame, that would be best! Other than this issue, early on there was an issue with the water pressure in the shower jets. The service team came out and cleaned the small filters behind the shower and it has been perfect since then!
The main thing is not to be afraid to call the service team to fix anything you think is wrong. Now is the time. You don't want to wait until your one-year is up because you may risk covering the costs yourself. There will be things that "break" or malfunction in this time-frame and they are aware so use them. They are there as a service to your investment! Make it count!!!