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Nothing can be more worrying than to find a ceiling water stain. Every time you look up, your eyes just end up wandering back to that ugly spot. And if you’re like many property owners, it will bug you until it’s fixed. But what’s more important is figuring out what caused it so it doesn’t happen again in the future.
While finding the source of the damage can be difficult, inspecting the surrounding areas would be the first step towards finding it. Identifying the cause can also determine whether or not this can be a DIY project.
If the damage has spread throughout a larger area after finding an untreated leak, don’t hesitate to address the problem immediately. Whether you need to call a plumber for a pipe leak or a roofing contractor for a roof leak, do so immediately. Then to repair the damaged area, call a water damage restoration company. Crime Scene Cleaners Perth Water Damage Restoration technicians are available in all Perth and surrounding locations 24/7 to assist.
Common Causes Of Ceiling Water Damage
Leaking Pipes: Once you spot the stain, inspect all angles of the damage, including the roof, the floor above, and even the floorboards. Although you may want to check the floorboards last to avoid removing parts of the floor. But if you have checked all other areas, listen carefully to see if you can hear water running through the building materials. If so, the damage was caused by a leaking pipe under floors and behind walls.
Old and Out-dated Piping: Especially for older homes, the plumbing system may be out-dated and develop leaks more easily than others. In other cases, the pipes can also “sweat” water, in which the insulation is cheap, old, or installed improperly, causing water to drip from the pipes.
Roof Problems: For water stains on ceilings on the top floor of the home or building, you will have to grab a ladder and climb onto your roof to find the problem. You may also need to hire a roofing contractor for this job, but at least you will have already identified the problem, thus keeping labour costs efficient.
Never Ignore Ceiling Water Damage
While addressing ceiling water stains is never an exciting task to do on the weekends, ignoring the damage will only lead to bigger problems down the road. The longer the stain is left alone, the damage will continue to spread over time and can even become permanent if not addressed quickly.