Leaking Ceiling Water Damage Repair in East Haven, CT
You may deal with a water damaged ceiling for many different reasons, such as leaking pipes, roof leaks, ice damming, and more. Regardless of the source of your damages, it must be dealt with promptly to avoid serious structural damage to your East Haven property. If left long enough, a ceiling with water damage may begin to bow or in the worst case, cave in.
SERVPRO of Branford/Shoreline is your local ceiling water damage repair company in East Haven - Call 24/7 for assistance - 800-734-3213
As water damage specialists, the team at SERVPRO of Branford/Shoreline can quickly provide ceiling repair for water damage in your East Haven area home. Our team works hard to make any water disaster "Like it never even happened."
Repairing Ceiling Water Damage
Before you search "Ceiling water damage repair near me", you may be curious if you can repair the damages yourself. Follow these steps to make repairs to a water damaged ceiling:
- Find the Source of Water and Stop it
- Dry Out Affected Areas
- Repairing the Ceiling
1 - Find the Source of Water and Stop It
You have to find the source of moisture before making any repairs to your leaking ceiling. If you don't, water damage will continue and any efforts you make will be useless.
To find the water source, first investigate the room above the damaged ceiling. Look for leaking bathroom fixtures or exposed pipes. If the room above shows no signs of water leaks, you'll have to remove a portion of the damaged ceiling to investigate further. Look for leaking pipes or signs of moisture to lead you to the source. Then, take steps to stop it.
If your ceiling leaks from rain, set up tarps, towels, and buckets to catch water until the storm has passed. Call a roofing company immediately to repair your roof leak and prevent further damages.
2 - Dry Out Affected Areas
Depending on the severity of your ceiling water damage, this step may be as simple as setting up some fans or as complicated as removing portions of the ceiling. Before starting, if there is any paint bulging or water bubbles on the ceiling, puncture a small hole and drain water into a bucket.
Set up any fans or dehumidifiers you have and position them towards the damaged area of the ceiling. Equipment will need to be set up for at least three days to properly dry a wet ceiling. If it is clear the ceiling is still saturated or isn't drying, you'll have to remove the damaged sections and continue the drying process.
3 - Repairing the Ceiling
Once the ceiling is dry, it may still have peeling paint, water stains, or complete sections removed that need to be repaired or replaced. Sand down any rough areas and fill any holes with joint compound and smooth it out.
For areas where you removed any damaged drywall, measure the hole and cut out a new piece of drywall that is two inches larger than the hole. Hold the new piece up to the hole and trim it to the proper size with a utility knife. Add joint compound to the edges of the hole and inset the new piece into it, smoothing down the joint compound with a putty knife. Once it has dried, you can sand it down.
Lastly, you can make any cosmetic repairs as needed such as priming and painting the ceiling.
Professional Ceiling Water Damage Repair Services in East Haven
When your water damaged ceiling is more than you can handle on your own, SERVPRO of Branford/Shoreline is Here to Help. Our team of water damage restoration specialists immediately respond to begin mitigating damages to your home.
Our ceiling water damage restoration services include:
When there's water leaking from your ceiling, we know a fast response is essential. Once a representative takes down your contact information and details about your loss, a crew is dispatched within two hours.
If you're dealing with a major ceiling leak or burst pipe, SERVPRO of Branford/Shoreline quickly cleans up all standing water in your property. The faster excess water is addressed, the more likely it is for secondary damages like mold growth or structural damage to form.
Complete Drying Services
Using moisture detection and commercial-grade drying equipment, our team can locate all areas of moisture and take steps to ensure all affected areas are completely dry. Whether its floors, walls or ceilings, we don't stop until your East Haven home is completely dry.
Once SERVPRO of Branford/Shoreline has completed all ceiling water damage repairs, our construction team can take over to provide everything from minor repairs to major reconstruction.
Direct Insurance Billing
To make a stressful time easier, SERVPRO of Branford/Shoreline communicates directly with your insurance company for billing.
Common Water Damage Ceiling Concerns
Should I worry about mold after ceiling water damage repair?
If water damage restoration is completely correctly, you shouldn't have to worry about mold growing afterwards. You should be worried about mold if you aren't taking fast action for a wet ceiling, as it can grow in as little as 48 hours when moisture isn't addressed.
Is ceiling water damage restoration covered by insurance?
In most cases, the ceiling repair for water damage is covered by insurance. It may not be covered if your adjuster determines that the issue has been ongoing for an extended amount of time, and could have been avoided. An example is letting your shower leak for years before taking any action to fix it.
What are the signs of ceiling water damage?
There are many signs that there is moisture in your ceiling. Keeping an eye out for them can help you address water damage before it causes serious structural damages to your home:
- Water stains on ceilings
- Water bubble in ceiling
- Water dripping from ceiling
- Soft ceiling
- Mold on ceiling
- Sagging ceiling