Learn how to effectively use EziSeal sealing strips for indoor plumbing applications in this step-by-step guide.
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Before using EziSil strips in your shower, you must clean the surface first. Remove all items including bottles and soaps. Apply the cleaning solution and scrub the surface thoroughly, especially in areas where there is a significant build-up so that the EziSil strip can be as effective as possible. Dry the surface with a towel or hair dryer before applying the EziSil strip. Any moisture on the surface could prevent the strips from adhering properly.
Determine where in the shower you want to place your EziSil strips. You may want to place them in areas that are most slippery or where you stand when washing yourself. Use a measuring tape to determine the length of the area you want to apply the strips, allowing space for any curves or corners. Cut the EziSil strips to the appropriate length and lay them on the surface of the tub or shower before applying them.
Correctly applying the EziSil strip is crucial to ensure a non-slip surface in your shower. Once you have aligned them to the surface, unpeel the backing of the EziSil strip and carefully place it on the tub or shower and press down firmly to ensure it adheres properly. Apply pressure evenly to the entire strip. Allow the strips to set for 24 hours, which will allow the adhesive to bond properly to the tub and shower and provide a secure non-slip surface.
Finally, it is time to see if the EziSil strips have adhered correctly and provide appropriate traction. Simply step into the shower or bathtub and apply pressure to the strip. It is best to try this with wet feet to simulate the traction while using a shower. If the EziSil strips are not providing the appropriate amount of traction, repeat the steps above and apply the strips to where you are most likely to slip.
Over time, EziSil strips in the shower will become worn and dirty, which can affect their traction and make the surface slippery, which can be a safety risk. Avoid using harsh chemicals to clean the appliance and instead use water to remove any buildup of dirt and soap remnants that could be affecting the strips. Afterwards, make sure the EziSil strip is completely dry and check for wear and tears in the adhesive. If any of them have tears or rips, replace them with new EziSil strips.
Remember that although EziSil strips last for a while, they will eventually need to be replaced after frequent use. If you notice that they have become less effective in preventing you from slipping, it is time to get them replaced. Regular maintenance of EziSil strips can assist you in identifying any issues early on, and keep your shower in peak condition.
EziSil strips from United Silicones come in two standard lengths, 2.8mtrs, and 3.5mtrs, but we also accommodate bespoke strips of any length. By purchasing directly from us the manufacturer you are assured of the quality and reliability of the EziSil seal.