To install a shower pan correctly you need some experience, expertise, and the right tools. This is one job you don’t want to get wrong because the consequences can be costly.
If you need to install a new shower pan in your bathroom, give the experienced pros at your local Mr. Handyman a call! Our team of skilled professionals has the expertise and tools to ensure the job gets done right the first time—whether it’s a prefabricated pan or a custom fiberglass shower pan.
What is a Shower Pan & Why is It Important?
Water needs somewhere to go before it heads down your shower drain. Shower pans, shower pan liners, and shower bases collect water, stopping it from going into places it doesn’t belong. The kind of shower base or shower pan you need will depend on the type of shower floor you want and your budget.
A leaking shower pan will cause water damage to the bathroom and possibly the room(s) below it. Fixing a leaking shower pan requires considerable time and effort. First, you must remove of the entire shower base, which is why you want an experienced shower pan installation service you can trust.
Signs That You Need a New Shower Pan
There are a number of signs that indicate you need a shower pan replacement. Here are some of the indicators:
- Water damage on a ceiling below the bathroom.
- Water leaking into the room or space below the shower. Mold growth or missing grout near the base of the shower.
- Movement in the shower pan, that causes new or unusual cracks or sloping in the shower floor.
The age of your shower could be another sign that you are due for a replacement. However, shower pans, specifically those made of durable materials like fiberglass or porcelain, have a longer lifespan. Most shower pans are functional for at least ten years, with some lasting as long as 45 years.
Types of Shower Pans We Install
Whether your home calls for a prefabricated shower pan or a custom one, Mr. Handyman has the right skills and materials to get the job done. Our experts have experience installing shower pans of all types, including porcelain, acrylic, vinyl, and fiberglass.
When it comes to custom shower pans, we’ll take care of all the necessary measurements and prep work to ensure the shower pan fits perfectly into your custom shower—and it’s watertight!
Shower Pan Liner Installation
A shower pan liner provides a waterproof membrane to capture water that seeps past tile or grout. Proper installation is crucial since water leaks aren’t always obvious until it’s too late. Once our experts install the shower pan liner, our tile installation service can complete the job so you have a shower floor that looks great and won’t leak.
Shower Base Installation
A shower base is an affordable alternative to a tiled shower floor. Sometimes called a “shower tray,” or “shower receptor,” these pre-formed trays are a ready-to-install option for shower bottom replacement. They are sometimes sold with the doors and installation hardware included so everything fits correctly. Whether you want a shower base or a tiled shower floor, our experts can help you decide which is best for you based on your budget and the size of shower you want.
Factors to Consider When Selecting a Shower Pan
When it comes to selecting a shower pan, there are many variables to consider, and no two showers are alike! Standard square or rectangular shower pans are usually between 32 x 32 inches to 60 inches in size. However, not all showers are the same! Some showers will need a custom-sized shower pan replacement, why experience and expertise are so important to obtaining a perfect fit.
When installing a new shower pan, the type of shower drain must also be considered. Is there one in place or will your shower pan and drain installation happen at the same time? You also need to consider what style works with your existing bathroom decor. Shower pans can vary in price, depending on the size, style, and brand. Our pros will help guide you through the shower pan installation process and provide options based on your budget and needs.
Why Choose Mr. Handyman for Your Shower Pan Installation Needs
When the structural integrity of your bathroom is on the line, you want a professional shower pan installation service you can trust. The team at your local Mr. Handyman has years of experience and is trusted by homeowners nationwide. If needed, we can also fix small plumbing leaks, install a bathroom fan or install tile in your shower.! We’re truly your one-stop shop for home repair and installation services.
With over 1 million satisfied customers and nearly 200 locations across the United States and Canada, you’ll be happy that you picked Mr. Handyman for your home improvement needs. Find Mr. Handyman near you right now!