It’s not every day that you check your ceilings and walls in your home, but when the rains come or if you have leaking pipes or faulty air conditioning problems can occur. If you have noticed spots, drips, bulging plaster or mildew up on your ceilings, it points to water damage ceiling.
Why Ceiling Water Damage Occurs
If water can penetrate your roof, or if you have a pipe that goes through the upper floor of your home, this usually leads to an obvious problem with your ceiling. Gravity makes water run downwards and eventually finding its way to the upper surface of the ceiling material, which is generally are either plaster or drywall.
Once it reaches there, it will pool and then spread outwards until it finds a place where it can travel downwards.
With a drywall ceiling, often this is along a seam between the panels. With a Gyprock or plaster ceiling, the water usually gathers until it builds up enough to saturate the surface before leaking through. The first sign that you have a water damage ceiling are black spots, mold, water marks or even a hole. When identified it is imperative that the damaged area be professionally repaired, failure to do so could result in serious danger issues with your ceiling and far higher costs to resolve the matter.
Deal with Ceiling Water Damage Quickly
The damage from a water damage ceiling can be ugly. Initially, the dampness will discolour the ceiling, and the integrity of the ceiling material is degraded from the ceiling water damage. If the dampness remains for more than a couple of days, you run the risk of mold developing and the associated health risks, which is why it’s best to quickly deal with the problem and carry out the ceiling and water related repairs. If you are dealing with chronic water stains on your ceiling, you should have professionals test for mold before repairing and painting.
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If you can’t gain access in the attic area above the damaged area then a professional should be called to find the source of the leak. If you still can’t get above the leak then place a bucket on the floor underneath the damaged ceiling and poke a small hole into the area where the water is gathering and confining the ceiling water damage.
As soon as you see the visible signs of a water damage ceiling, then it is important that you get your ceilings fixed or your roof repairs carried out. If you leave this condition as is for any amount of time, it could result in a collapsed ceiling, which will cost you more $$$ than intervening before this happens.
At Southern Ceiling Repairs, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and getting to work fast to fix all your ceiling problems, whether you have a damaged ceiling, need to update your ceilings cornice, need a new ceiling, need a ceiling repair, or have an insurance job. Rest assured, we can take care of all your ceiling and roof repairs. Contact us now. You’ll be amazed at our fast response time and how simple and easy we make the process.