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Of all the rooms in your home that need to be waterproof, which one is the most important do you think? The answer is likely to be your bathroom. It is important that you have a clear water barrier when waterproofing your bathroom and especially your toilet. By using waterproof plaster, you are able to have a barrier around the floor and walls of your bathroom to protect your home’s structure against moisture. Waterproofing is a relatively straightforward concept – either your toilet is waterproof or it is not.
The traditional method of waterproofing your toilet was to use a water barrier. Alternatively, they would use a cement plaster that has an extra chemical added in (waterproof plaster). This would make the plaster waterproof and ensured that the water would be unable to penetrate. However, the modern methods employ waterproofing membranes as well.
The waterproof membrane is a form of liquid rubber that you can use to waterproof areas that will be covered with tiles or with toppings. Because it is convenient and ultra-secure, most modern methods employ waterproofing membranes. This is a much faster method of getting things done than before.
Because your toilet is either waterproof or it is not, it is imperative that you remember that the work needs to be done expertly. A simple mistake here or there can lead to serious issues down the road, because even a single area that would allow water to flow through can have severe consequences.
This is why it is important that the work be done by someone who is not only knowledgeable about the situation, but is also very detail oriented. You would hate to have issues with mold, mildew, or bad odors just because there were a few inches left open during the waterproofing process. If you have no experience, it is better to have someone else do this for you if you want to waterproof the area near your toilet.
Relying on the professionals
Even though you can certainly waterproof your own toilet if you are handy enough, remember that your toilet is the last place where you want to experiment with your own skillset. If you are just not very handy or if you want the peace of mind that a qualified professional has taken care of your toilet waterproofing, call the professionals atDr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing. That way, you know the job is done right the first time around.