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How To Notice Water Damage On Ceilings

Published by 911 Restoration Central Arkansas on September 22, 2022 in category: Blog, Water Damage Restoration

It is crucial to quickly identify and repair ceiling water damage in order to preserve your home’s health. Water damage could cause a lot of problems if left untreated. It is crucial to be able to identify it quickly and have it repaired as soon as possible. Water damage to your ceiling is not limited to the drywall. You can see evidence of water in the ceiling from where it came, like a leaky roof, or a bathroom on the second level that is leaking.

 

Simple Signs To Look For 

There are many signs that a ceiling is suffering from water damage. However, not all of them are easy to identify. Before calling professionals like 911 Restoration of Central Arkansas to do a complete evaluation and estimate of damages and repair costs, it’s important to determine the extent of the damage and the severity of it to give them a better understanding of what work is required. These are signs that water damage should be detected:

  • Odors such as mildew or mold smells
  • Sagging ceilings
  • Discolored spots or stains on ceiling
  • Peeling paint on walls
  • Cracked or crumbling drywall

 

Remember that even a tiny stain on the ceiling can indicate much larger problems. Professional remediation and repair services are required to fix water damage.

 

Fix Ceiling Damages And Leaks Immediately

Untreated water damage can lead to mold growth and further home damage. You will only have more ceiling damage if you do not identify the source of the problem and fix it. Once you have identified ceiling damage due to water, it is important that you contact a professional restoration company to repair the ceiling and fix the root cause.

 

Quick Tips For Preventing More Damage

These tips and precautions can be used if you suspect water damage. Clear the area immediately of any valuables, furniture, or other items that could be damaged by a collapsed ceiling or water damage to the drywall. Use a nail to make a hole in your ceiling. This will allow you to drain any water from the wall.

Test the ceiling with your fingers. If water can penetrate the ceiling by poking it, you know that it is already damaged. It may have suffered previous repairs if it looks solid and intact. If possible, cut off the water source causing the damage. This will prevent any further damage while you wait for a repair team or restoration service.

Let the pros handle the major repairs and ceiling damage restoration. These professionals are trained to remove all water damage and any other issues. They can also replace any boards or drywall that has been damaged by water. Hiring restoration services can help you remove mold risk and lower future risks.

Contact 911 Restoration of Central Arkansas today at 501-200-1600 to learn more about water damage and our water damage restoration service.

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