The following FACTS were taken from articles written by Don Halverson.
Don is an inspector and a Forensic Tile Consultant in Southern California
- If you live in the desert, your shower used once per day for 12 minutes, will see approximately 414 times more water in one year than the roof of your house.
- If you live in the rain forest, that same shower, if used once a day for 12 minutes, would still see 2.2 times more water in one year than the roof or your house.
- That is approximately 8700 inches of rain in a one year time frame!
- Seeing these numbers shows us the potential water damage that could be caused by an improperly installed shower system. Taking a gamble in this part of the house is not advised.
The concerning thing is in most cases the finished product of an improperly installed shower can look the same as an installation done correctly. Which is why good references and reviews are so important in finding a quality licensed contractor you can trust.