I also cut a small X at each of the two trim-ring mounting screws, and I cut a V notch at the bottom, so that any water that got behind it could drain out. Sign up using Email and Password. I thought initially the hole was too small to make a difference, but I now believe the hole could be the main issue, in addition to sealing the plate. What should I do? Before he added the picture I had a big "Huh?
I proceeded to re-grout all the tile where water may be wanted to go through the tile.
Before he added the picture I had a big "Huh? Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home. The escutcheon plate is necessary at a shower valves and sink faucets to keep water from leaking behind them, while the escutcheons underneath sinks and at toilets are used to close any small gap around the opening in the wall, which makes a neater installation and deprives insects and small vermin of a nesting place in the wall. What is an escutcheon plate? It is currently flush against the wall, and with the exception of the 2mm thick hole, I see no gaps. I detached it and began applying water in various areas to see if I could reproduce the leak.