shower door sweep resized 600If you have a leak under your shower door, you probably need to check the area in between the door and the threshold. Chances are, the shower door sweep is gone or damaged.

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A shower door sweep is simply a strip of flexible rubber that covers this area and prevents water from escaping through the gap. These can get warped from rubbing on the threshold or completely fall off of the shower door.

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Some sweeps are held on with screws and others are caulked into place. The trick is to find the style that you have and replace it. Some sweeps slide along a rail, but you have to get the right one to fit. If you have the old door sweep, you can take it with you to get a match. Try a home center first, and if they don’t carry it, go to a glass company that installs shower doors. If they don’t carry it, they can order it for you.

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Reinstalling the new sweep with either involve sliding it back into place, caulking it, or screwing it back on to the bottom of the door.

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By the way, letting water leak out here for too long can result in some large expenses. We recently had a customer that let this go on too long and he eventually had to have some remediation done from the water damage.

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