Shower Repair & Digital Showers
Are Shower Repairs A Rip Off ? If you have a concealed mixer valve ( built into the wall ) then you are at the mercy of the manufacturers repair agent, that is if you know what brand you have fitted. When they go wrong you have little choice in getting it repaired if at all. We would not waste our time trying to identify the make of shower or trying to track down any part - the final bill would be astronomical. Best option NOT to have a concealed or built into the wall because if you do have to change it consider all the alterations required to tiles and pipes.
Case Example : A customer called complaining their Mira 88 concealed shower was leaking from behind the faceplate - asking further questions revealed that Mira was not prepared to service the valve because the customer recently had a combi boiler fitted - increasing the pressure on the GRAVITY FEED mixer valve creating the leak - You have to be aware of the consequences when making change of any kind ! So the upshot is they needed the valve dug out the wall to replace the valve with an high pressure valve.
Thinking of installing a new mixing valve ? Be sensible and opt for a surface mounted bar or mixer valve - easier to repair far easier to replace ! We install bar showers and mixers from scratch - surface mounted chrome pipe work or concealed pipes - Get in touch for a quote.
Electric Shower Repair It is far more economical to swap them out once the warranty period has passed. Triton for example will want £85 labour plus the parts & vat so expect around £150 - £200 Seriously! Bear in mind another part may fail soon after - too late you have already fallen into the trap. Take a look at their customer reviews it does not make good reading. Triton showers used to last 10 ~ 15 years but they like most other manufacturers have realised the fact a returning customer every 2 - 4 years is far more profitable ! Triton reviews >>
Mira quotes a service call from £165 we are not sure what this includes but be sure this is a starting point. We called for a supply and fit price asking for a Mira sprint 8.5kw - But the salesperson insisted that only the Mira Jump would replace my existing shower despite the fact that the only difference between the Sprint and the Jump is a different shaped shower head. We were quoted a whopping £299 taking into account they produce these showers without the wholesaler and retailer mark up - that is an optimistic quote bearing in mind that We manage to supply and fit the same model for a lot less!
Don’t really see the point in replacing a gearbox on a 15 year old car seeing the repair cost is more than the value as a whole - Pick up the phone and order a new Mira Sprint, they are on sale at the moment supplied and fitted - We usually cover up 99% of previous fixings and make good any fixings we don’t.
We occasionally receive calls asking if we repair digital showers, Considering they have not been on the market that long suggests that they have further to go in improving reliability and therefore we don't repair or install digital showers at this time.
Consider a quality Mira power shower or a Mira Sport Airboost electric shower or a Mira Elite pumped electric shower and save a few hundred £'s
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