Why has my shower seal changed colour?

Why has my shower seal changed colour?

Following our previous blog post, we discussed choosing the right shower seal, and one other common question we often receive is why the original shower strip changes colour over time. Let's delve into the various types of color changes that can occur and why they happen:

Green and Black: You might notice your shower seal taking on hues of green or black over time. This discolouration is typically caused by the atmospheric conditions in your bathroom, a breeding ground for mold and mildew. If caught early, a thorough cleaning can often remedy the issue. However, prolonged exposure may lead to irreversible damage, ultimately resulting in seal failure.

Pink: The appearance of pink on your shower seal is often attributed to the ingredients found in shampoo and shower gel. These substances can react with the rubber or plastic of the seal, causing it to turn pink in localized areas or entirely.

Yellow: Contrary to common belief, yellowing shower seals are not caused by water or shampoo. Instead, sunlight exposure is the primary culprit. You might observe that one side of the shower seal remains unaffected while the other turns yellow. This discrepancy is likely due to direct sunlight exposure. Unfortunately, yellowing seals cannot be cleaned as the discoloration indicates a physical change in the material, necessitating replacement.

While we offer a diverse selection of shower door seals, understanding why seals deteriorate over time is essential for maintaining a functional and aesthetically pleasing shower enclosure. We hope this information provides insight into the factors contributing to seal wear and tear.

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