Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Frameless Shower Anyone?



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)
across the lines.  They were able to do a temporary fix by adding some caulk, but the shower guys will need to come out to re-grout.

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 a
n 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!!!

xoxo

8 comments:

  1. Your shower looks awesome, we didn't get the frameless door :(

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    1. Thanks Owen! You have the Roman shower right?

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    2. Yea we went with the roman, we don't take baths very often so it was a good place to save a little.

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    3. That is a great (huge) shower as well! We originally decided with no tub, but I do love a great soaking session every now-and-then, but the roman is awesome too! Can't wait to see your finished product.

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  2. Your shower is beautiful!! Glad you have a responsive service team!

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    1. Thank you Mary! Yes, it sure does help in keeping down my stress level!

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  3. Wow that looks very nice! My husband and I are on the road to become home owners!

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    1. Thank you!!! Amazing! I am following your blog so I will be sure to tune on your journey!

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