3 Reasons That Cause a Shower to Leak

What causes a shower to leak?

It is puzzling to see your shower leaking from any point, especially if you do not know the cause. Depending on where your shower is leaking from, you might have a few questions. Why is my shower leaking? How will it be repaired and how much will that cost? How do I make sure it doesn’t leak again? Here are the reasons why.

Why is my shower leaking?

There are certain factors that will cause your shower to leak. For instance, a blockage, loose taping and a broken shower. A blockage will occur if you are using your shower with salty water. The salt residue or brine fill up the water jets/holes. The water, in a struggle to find an outlet, leaks through the sides of the shower. To some extent, the shower may burst open and be left completely damaged if the problem was not addressed earlier.

Loose taping might be as a result of wear and tear. The “mouth” (the part that connects the shower to the water inlet pipe) might wear with time especially if its plastic as with most instant showers. A thread tape is normally used to minimize the damage.

How much will it cost to repair?

The cost may vary depending on the extent of the damage. The steps to determine the severity of the damage will be determined by the cause and where the leakage is coming from.

If it was the blockage; then all that will be done is cleaning out the salt. This will be done using a brush and water. Get a qualified electrician/technician to do servicing for you. If the issue was taping, then one can redo it. This will cost an average of Ksh1000.

Fixing a leakage will generally take about 2-4hours, unless its a plumbing issue where the leakage is occurring within the pipe. We recommend you report the issue to your service provider to have it looked as soon as possible. Thus reducing the damage and cost of repair.

How do I avoid a leakage?

For starters, ensure that during installation, thread taping is used to reduce the impact of wear and tear. Secondly, service your shower regularly. As soon as you notice the shower is getting blocked, get it maintained. Lastly, get the water proofing done by professionals if the leakage is coming from your wall and pipe.

We at Tungsten Electricals have qualified technicians to help you with installation, maintenance and repair of your shower. Contact us today on 0771766299 to get a shower installed.


  1. Turn off the power supply to the light switch at the circuit breaker.
  2. Remove the old light fixture and disconnect the wires.
  3. Install the back box for the new light fixture by marking out the position on the wall, drilling holes for the screws, and securing the box in place.
  4. Run the wires from the back box to the light switch, making sure to leave enough slack for easy connection.
  5. Connect the wires from the back box to the wires from the light fixture, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  6. Attach the light fixture to the back box using the screws provided.
  7. Turn the power supply back on and test the light switch to make sure the light is working properly.

Remember to always follow safety guidelines and consult a professional if you are unsure about any step of the installation process.

Enjoy your new wall light!


automating existing gates

yes, automation can be added to most existing gates.

When you think of an automated gate, you may picture a lavish mansion or top secret industrial facility. However, these high-tech fencing components help property owners from every sector better protect their homes, businesses, and storage buildings.

Whether you have a rural home or a company in the heart of a big city, an automated gate may represent the missing link in your ideal fencing solution.

How Do Automatic Gates Work?

Automatic gates commonly use electric motors or hydraulics to operate them. Swing gates rotate around hinges on gate posts at the sides of driveway entrances.

Advantages of Automated Gates

1. Better Perimeter Control

If you have a large piece of land or a business that handles sensitive materials, you need to know who’s on your property at any given time. With an automated gate, you have the option of installing a pass-code or card reader. These systems can provide you with more precise control of access to your property.

2. Enhanced Security

Along with better perimeter control, automated gates offer greater security. Because you control who enters your property, you can reduce the risk of crimes such as theft and vandalism. You can even work with your security company to make your gate part of your alarm system. This way, your system alerts you whenever an unauthorized person attempts to enter your property.

3. Expanded Privacy

In addition to more security, fencing and automated gates can give you a larger private area. Most automated gates sit at some distance away from your home or main building, which reduces the risk of prying neighbors, peeping toms, and other types of privacy invasion.

4. Greater Convenience

If you have a manual gate or even a manual garage, you know how inconvenient it can be. You have to pull over, open the gate, pull in, and close the gate before you can continue on. When you have an automated gate, the whole process just takes the press of a button. Many gates even sense when your car passes through and close automatically.

5. Improved Curb Appeal

High-quality fencing can make your home or business look more visually appealing. In a business setting, this improved curb appeal can increase your customer base. At home, this improvement can make your home more inviting to your family and guests.

6. Increased Property Value

When you put an alarm system in your car, you increase its value and may even change its insurance rates. The same principle applies to your home or commercial building. When you make it less likely that property will be damaged by criminals, car accidents, and natural phenomena, you raise its value.

7. Optimized Safety

In addition to more security, an automated gate also improves safety on your property. If you have young children or pets, you likely spend plenty of time fighting to keep them from straying into the road. With an automated gate, you have easy access to your property while ensuring that your toddler or puppy stays safe.

inbuilt pump shower

Why you need to install an inbuilt pump shower.

Reasons why you might need to install a shower with an inbuilt pump.

For most people, having an instant shower is as important as any other basic need. And to others, having a satisfactory shower is just as important. This is what an inbuilt pump shower does; it improves or boosts the water pressure in your shower. This is to make sure that the water does not overheat and that an ample amount of water is coming out. The cost of an inbuilt instant shower is a little bit higher than one without, so why would you consider it?

Let us explore some of those reasons;

One, some buildings have low water pressure. As an alternative to installing booster pumps, people opt for showers with inbuilt pumps, especially those living in rental places. The advantage of doing this is that you can relocate your shower without incurring extra costs trying to improve the water pressure in your next home.

Secondly, is the freedom to choose when to use the pump. At times the water in our tanks runs low, leading to a decreased amount of water pressure. This is where the inbuilt pump would step in to make your shower experience just as great as when the tank was full. Take caution not to use the shower a lot when the pressure is low to make the shower more durable.

Lastly, enjoy the full effect of a rainfall shower. If your water pressure is neither high, nor low, but you want to install a heater with the rain shower accessory, then an inbuilt pump shower is ideal. The pump acts as a booster from the heater all the way up to the rain shower. The level of satisfaction coming from the shower is much better than if it didn’t have a pump.

In conclusion, a shower with an inbuilt pump acts as a booster pump, a safer option, and as a luxurious accessory. All in all, if you can get a shower with an inbuilt pump, then get it. The price ranges from Ksh12500 – Ksh30000 at Tungsten Electricals ltd. Have a look at the following showers;


Flood lights, which are also known as security lights, are strategically placed to provide high quality lighting for your home.

Targeting the correct flood light for your space can be challenging due to the number of options available for these light fixtures.

Here are some features to consider when deciding which outdoor LED Floodlights are right for you.


While wattage measures the amount of energy required to light products, lumens measure the amount of light produced.

This means that the more lumens the product has, the brighter the light source is. Instead of buying products based on how much energy they consume (watts), consumers should consider how much light they give us (lumens).


Wattage is the measure of the bulb’s energy consumption – not how much light it puts out. Energy-efficient bulbs use fewer watts to give off the same amount of brightness (lumens).

Color Temperature

Color temperature refers to the color appearance of the light that comes from a light source. It’s an important performance characteristic to asses when evaluating bulbs because the color temperature creates the mood of the space you are lighting and can thus influence buying behavior or work performance. The apparent color of a light source is measured in Kelvin. The higher the Kelvin temperature, the whiter the light.

How To Choose the Best Light Fixture for Your Home? 8 Tips to Help You in Making a Decision. A blog about choosing the right light fixture for your home.

1. Purpose:

Consider the purpose of the room and the lighting needs. For example, a living room may require ambient lighting while a kitchen may require task lighting.

2. Amount of Light:

Determine the light needed for the room. This can be achieved by considering the size of the room and the natural light available.

3. Quality of Light:

Consider the quality of light needed for the room. This can be achieved by choosing the right color temperature and brightness.

4. Type of Fixture:

Choose a fixture that compliments the overall theme of the house and furniture design. Consider the style, finish and material of the fixture.

5. Maintenance:

Choose fixtures that are easy to maintain. Spares and accessories should be easily available in future or replacement.

6. Safety:

Ensure that the children’s room are bright. Avoid floor lamps and glass lamps for safety.

7. Size:

Choose fixtures that are no larger in inches than the size of your room in feet. Layer your lights to create dimension in your space.

8. Flexibility:

Consider fixtures that are multifunctional and have flexible shades that can be rotated in any direction.

Features of LED Flickering Dancing flame solar garden lights

-Nice-looking flickering flames design, realistic flames effect, which will give off a charming ambiance and bring you different sense of beauty.


A. Weatherproof & Durable : Made of durable and waterproof material, no worries about raining, snowing. Perfect for outdoor use. A beautiful decoration lighting for your garden, pathway, driveway, backyard, etc.
B. Easy to Use : No wires needed, simply connect the stake and install them into the ground, no need to spend too much time on installation. It is solar-powered, please install it at the place where can get direct sunlight.
C. Long Working Time : 96LED Solar Lights Equipped with high capacity rechargeable battery. Once charged fully, it can last 10 hours in summer and 5 hours in winter. The charging time is about 8 hours. Note: charging time will be influenced by weather condition.
D. Auto On/Off : Built in sensitive light sensor, automatically turns on at dusk and off at dawn.

How to turn on the Dancing Flame Solar garden Light ?

1. Cover the solar panel on the top of the light with your hand or put it upside down, then press the on/off button gently to turn on the solar torch lights.

2. If the solar flame lights doesn’t work, please charge it under direct sunlight without any shelter for 1-2 sunny days.

3. It doesn’t lit up during the daytime or when other light shining on it at night/dark since the solar light has built in light-operated sensor element


3 Best Showers that will solve your salty water problems

Quality Salty Water Instant Showers

A salty water shower has a copper shielded heating element that doesn’t rust or burn. The element is made in such a way that the lime scale does not corrode your coil. Unlike these other showers where you have to replace the heating element a few times a year, you don’t need to change the element. Therefore, they are considered a long-term investment for people staying in salty water regions like Kajiado, Nakuru, Mombasa, Kitengela, et cetera.

These instant salty water showers include

  1. Lorenzetti Blinducha Instant Shower – This shower is perfect for people with high water pressure.
  2. Anlabeier Tankless Water Heater – These are instant showers that do not store water in their tank. They come in different models for different purposes. They are:
    • – Anlabeier Multi- point Heater : Can serve upto three bathrooms at a go.
    • – Anlabeier Digital Touch Heater: Comes in two models; one with a pump for people with low water pressure, and one without. The control panel is touch.
    • – Anlabeier Analog Digital Heater: Comes with an inbuilt pump and one without.
    • – Anlabeier Undersink Heater: It is perfect for undersink use in the kitchen, bathroom sink or salons. It can also be used in the bathroom where the pressure is good enough.
  3. Midea Tankless Water Heater : This types has several models including boiler tanks for salty water.
    • – Midea Digital Heater With and Without Inbuilt Pump
    • – Midea Analog Heater With and Without Inbuilt Pump
    • – Boiler Tanks

The only requirement for these showers is you maintain them from time to time. This is to prevent a build up of the lime scale resulting to clogged shower holes.

How to tell if you’re using salty water?

When you experience any of these signs, then it might be time to upgrade your showerhead to one that can handle salty water.

  1. Number 1 sign: Are you using borehole water? If yes, high chances are, your water is salty
  2. Have you noticed that your shower’s jet gets clogged up regularly? The water is shooting out in different directions.
  3. When the heating element keeps getting burnt for reasons other than your electric connection.

Lorenzetti Blinducha

Midea Tankless Water Heater

Anlabeier Tankless Water Heater

Luxury Instant Showers will make you love showering

Why should you consider purchasing these luxury instant showers? Not only do they beautify your bathroom and make it look classy, they give a five-star shower experience. Plus it’s also nice treating yourself to some relaxing shower therapy.

Luxury Instant Showers will make you love showering

What are the different types of luxury instant showers?

Luxury Instant Showers maintain that name because of their cost, size, color and shape. Not only is the shower , at an average of Ksh21500, but the replacement goes for Ksh3000. So why would you choose any of it?

Most people have a misconception that you will only find them in high end hotels and vacation homes. But you will find that people actually have them installed at homes for they bring color and life to the bathroom. Luxury instant showers  feature modern, innovative finish with square lines, compact and ultra-thin design, that will make your shower a 5-star experience. Imagine getting into your bathroom knowing that you are going to experience a therapeutic, relaxing and fulfilling shower? It would be something to look forward to.

Lorenzetti Acqua Ultra Series provides you with class, elegance and beauty. They come with a temperature control pin for easy accessibility and adjustment that makes the shower that much more interesting. With a wide range of showers to choose from, you get to decide on a shower that suites your water type, space and preference in terms of size and color. The showers come in Black, White, Black Chrome, White Chrome or Rose Gold.

1. Lorenzetti Acqua Star

This is a small sized shower with directional jet for small spaces. The shower is available in plain white, black chrome, plain black and white chrome. When used with high water pressure the water jet just hits all the right spots on your back. The shower head is adjustable to a different position which makes it a must have shower for the ladies who do not want to wet their hair. It retails at Ksh14000.

2. Lorenzetti Acqua Jet

The luxury instant shower might just be the smallest shower, but it is perfect for small bathroom spaces. It looks classy therefore transforming the space where other accessories would not fit. The shower has a nice round-oval shape with a high performance jet that will guarantee that spa-like experience. It retails at Ksh18000.

3. Lorenzetti Acqua Storm

This instant shower is the most bought shower in this category for its size and price. Its attractive look makes one look forward to purchasing the item. The shower is thin with a classy vibe, long enough for a comfortable shower and has a wide spreader for that ultra 5-star shower experience. Not to mention the cost which is reasonable for most people who can afford to have a luxury shower installed. The plain colors retail at Ksh17500 and the ones in chrome sell at Ksh21500.

4. Lorenzetti Acqua Wave

Beautiful, sleek and chic, wouldn’t you agree? This luxury instant shower is giving all there is to give. The ultra thin design makes the shower look modern and fashionable. In addition to its brilliant technology, it is a long lasting shower when used with fresh water and a good amount of water pressure. It is available in Black Chrome and White Chrome. It retails at Ksh22000

5. Lorenzetti Acqua Duo

This luxury instant shower is typically what we refer to as a “romantic shower”. It is a classic valentine themed shower that would serve best as a gift to a loved one. You don’t need to go to hotels to experience this kind of soothing and cooing shower. With its two outlets, you and your partner can enjoy one of the best, most fulfilling showers ever. This is not just an opinion, the the jet is directable and concentrated, leaning in the desired direction, while the shower provides a more spacious jet by means of a large spreader.


Therefore, it is safe to say that these are showers worth investing in. The cost alone should not be the determining factor, but the benefits you will derive from these showers. You deserve it!

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Recessed Panel Lights And Their Applications.

A recessed panel is a light fixture that is installed into a hollow opening.

Can also be referred to as downlight, Can Light, or Pot Light.

Comes in square and round shapes.

Here are some of the places you can install recess panel lights;

1. Living room

2. Kitchen cabinet

3. Office spaces


2. Kitchen space and Cabinet

Did you know you can use recess panel lights to task spot in the kitchen? That way you do not need to light the other lights in your kitchen. You end up saving on your electricity bills.

3. Office spaces

Did you know that poor lighting at work can lead to eye strain, fatigue, headache, stress, and accidents? Recess panel lights are perfect for office spaces. They are not too much light to cause glare

Overall the plan is to look for a light that meets your need. We hope this article will be of help or give you ideas.

Thank you.