Building materials that are commonly used in homes such as wood, insulation and drywall readily absorb water. This allows the water from a leak to spread through these materials very quickly and reach more areas of the home. When it comes to any part of your ceiling leaking, the best thing to do is check it out right away and make sure it is nothing. There is nothing worse then having to repair something in your attic or on your roof later then sooner. The first thing to do is identify the source and stop the water. Second you want to dry the ceiling (both above and below). Finally, the next step is to either make it a DIY project and fix whatever has been broken or damaged or hire the professionals at Blue River Restoration to bring the property back to its pre loss condition and fix the damages. Making sure there is no mold is also key to a successful job. Whether the water damage is residential or commercial, Blue River Restoration can help.
Damage to your ceiling can manifest in many different ways when water enters your home. Some of the more common indicators include:
Stains and discoloration on the ceiling – One of the most common signs of ceiling water damage is discoloration. If you see dark spots or yellowish “maps” on your ceiling, you may have a leak. As opposed to a gaping hole in your roof, a crack or a leak slowly drips water into your home and onto your ceiling, causing these stains to appear.
Cracking and peeling paint or wallpaper – If you notice wallpaper near your ceiling starting to peel or cracked paint on your walls, you may have a leaky roof causing water damage. The adhesive that holds wallpaper to your walls can be affected by water and will cause the paper to pull away. Paint, on the other hand, may bubble due to the presence of water and may peel or crack.
Strong musty or foul odor from the ceiling – If you smell odors from your ceiling, you might have a leak causing ceiling water damage. And odors that come with black, yellow, or green spots probably indicate mold growth in your ceiling.
Common Causes of Ceiling Water Damage:
When you discover that you have ceiling water damage, it's important to find the source in order to stop it. Here are some of the more common causes:
Leaking pipes running through your ceiling
Appliance Water Lines
Let you friends at Blue River Restoration be the ones to help you with water damage from your ceiling or roof.