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Water Damage Restoration Tips for Ceilings

Just Noticed Mold Growing on Your Ceiling?

The second you see ceiling water damage, you must find the source of the problem. And proceed to repair it to prevent any future damage. Once you have done this, you can go on to water damage restoration. This could be as simple as drying your ceiling out, or as involved as removing mold. Only then will you be able to focus on any structural or cosmetic repairs to your ceiling.

The first step is to find what caused the damage in the first place. The 2 most common causes are a leaky roof or a broken water pipe. Other common, and much more noticeable, causes can also include overflowing sinks, toilets, or bathtubs which were forgotten about. Depending on how familiar you are with the structure of your home, you could locate the cause of the water damage yourself. However, when you are not that familiar, or you live in a rented home, contact a professional, your landlord, or the building maintenance supervisor.

Once you know what has caused the damage, you can then go on to repair the problem. The time and cost it will take to repair the issues, will greatly depend on the actual problem itself. For instance, replacing a few leaky pipes is quicker and cheaper than replacing the section of your roof which has been leaking. Unclogging overflowing toilets is cheaper to do than replacing a damaged unit. It is crucial that you repair the problem first to prevent any ceiling water damage further down the road.

Once this is done, you can then start to clean up the mess. The severity of the damage, in addition to for how long the problem existed before you noticed it will determine the extent of the cleaning. For instance, when the damage is minor, and your leak didn’t last that long, you may get away with only drying out the ceiling. However, when the damage is severe, and the leak lasted for a while, check for ceiling mold.

If you have been unfortunate enough to have suffered a leak and need a water damage restoration service, call US Restoration Specialist today at (352) 234-8454 if you live in Gainesville, FL.