Repairing a Water Damaged Ceiling

It is commonly rising water which damages the floor and furniture of your home; your roof may be damaged during a storm or downpour, because water might start leaking through your roof it is not properly tiled. If a storm is fierce enough, it might rip the shingles from your roof, so there is the potential, even if you have never experienced leaking before. A water damaged ceiling is typically quite obvious; part of the plaster in the ceiling becomes discolored and begins to sag. Water might start dripping from the center of it. There could be a trickle of water up there, or a puddle. Get a pan to collect the water, then find professional help as soon as posssible.

Repairing water damaged ceiling is fairly difficult, since greater damage is typically above the we spot. You must climb into the attic to begin with, and find the damaged area. Again, you might fight saturation or even a standing puddle. Look at the roof above it. It is probably damaged or at least leaking. Some of the shingling might be loose. Go outside and look at the roof in roughly that spot. There probably is some sort of damage. Leaking is common after an intense storm or after new shingles have been applied to the roof, meaning the job was improperly done. Unless you are an expert handyman, it is necessary to contact an expert who specializes in ceiling repair water damage, and it will likely cost you at least a few hundred dollars.

Repair to a damaged ceiling typically occurs as follows: As soon as it stops raining and the roof is dry, the damaged area must be covered with plastic to prevent further leaking. This will be the likely cause of the problem, because water piping typically runs between the walls and under the floor. The damaged part of the ceiling can be allowed to dry, but it is better if the sagging portion be cut out and replaced with ceiling-type drywall. Even though it is called drywall, it is made with gypsum, and gypsum can absorb water. The new piece will be nailed and then plastered in place. Final repairs to the roof may be done by the same professional, or he might refer to a roofer.