Repairing A Water-Damaged Ceiling

water damage cleanup savannahWater damage cases are always considered to be emergencies that require swift attention, regardless of the water’s source. All the materials in your home absorb this excess water, including drywall, furniture, subflooring, support structure, etc. Water absorbed by these materials can cause water damage to spread to more areas of your home, making the damage worse than when it began. Even worse, lingering water damage in your home can lead to structural damage and mold growth. 

Water Damage Cleanup – Savannah

The ceiling of your home is a very common place for water damage to occur. Plumbing issues or a leaking roof are the typical reasons your ceiling is sustaining water damage. No matter the reason, it is critical to repair it right away. The longer it is ignored, the more complex the water damage cleanup will be. If you find that your ceiling is water damaged, take the following steps to minimize the problems you could face. 

Stop The Water Source

In any water damage situation, the first step you will need to take before starting any repairs is to stop the water at the source. Repairs done before stopping the water source will be completely useless, as the water damage will come right back. To locate the source, you may have to cut behind drywall to find the problem. Unfortunately, water damage spreads quickly, so the source could be far away from the visual damage. 

Dry Water Damaged Areas

Once you have stopped the water source, you can begin to dry the ceiling. Place down a tarp to protect the floor