How to Safe Test Your Shower Enclosure

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  • Author David Khan
  • Published June 22, 2011
  • Word count 447

There are a number of different tests and checks you can carry out both before purchasing a shower enclosure and after installation. These checks are guaranteed to save you time and money in the long run so do some research beforehand to ensure you're getting the best products on the market.

Test your shower enclosure for corrosion

When purchasing your enclosure it is a wise choice to purchase from a company who has a carried out a number of tests including an anti-corrosion salt test on their products and especially their fittings. Many enclosures that have been installed in premises around the UK look worn especially where the chrome plating has chipped and peeled away making it look like a cheap shower enclosure. Buying a high quality enclosure from a reputable company will help reduce the chances of corrosion ever happening.

Testing your shower door rollers

This may sound a strange thing to mention but door rollers are vital when purchasing a shower. It is wise to ask the question 'what tests have been carried out on the shower door rollers' if there is no available information stating the tests that have been carried out. After all the door rollers will potentially be in use 7 times a day and maybe several times depending on the size of your family. They will be highly subjected to wear and tear. With many cheap shower enclosures that have been installed for a period it is often noticeable that the rollers have worn with squeaking, grinding etc. For you to maintain the look, quality and feel of an enclosure you need to be asking these questions around roller shower doors. After all if you don't ask it is going to cost you money in the long run.

Testing for leakages

Many enclosures are subject to leakages spoiling not only the look and feel of the enclosure but also the décor in the bathroom. To help reduce these leaks it is wise to select a good waterproof seal to put around the edges of the shower enclosure. For better results if you apply magnetic strips around the shower doors it will stop water escaping out the shower enclosure. A good seal also improves the look and feel of the bathroom as it looks neat and tidy.

Testing the Shower Door Handles

Many tests have been carried out on shower door handles on many different shower enclosures. It has been found from several tests that solid metal door handles are more robust and elegant than chrome plated shower door handles. Tests on plastic shower door handles prove to be a lot weaker in comparison and give rise to a cheap shower enclosure.

For further information on shower enclosures and accessories such as shower doors please look no further than Showerlux.

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