As a homeowner there are a lot of things that you need to keep up on. The house has to stay clean as well as in good working condition. This means that you need to know the best way deal with problems that might come up. There are some problems that constitute an emergency and others that might be minor enough that you can take care of yourself. You want to be able to understand when you need the help of a professional. One of the problems you may come across are water stains that start to appear on the ceiling of your home. This is a problem that needs your attention right away and it is important you understand what this really means. Disaster Services offers helpful tips for dealing with water stains on your ceiling.
What Color are Water Stains on Ceiling?
You should be able to tell if you have a water stain on your ceiling. Your ceiling is painted whatever color that you chose and should be uniform in color. The first time that you see a spot that is abnormal on the ceiling it can be a sign that you have water damage. The damage usually will cause a color disruption such as a yellow or even brown stain. The water stain that appears on the ceiling can and will normally change shape and color. It can start to grow larger and larger and the color can change and darken as well. The water stain can appear anywhere in your home and is a sign that there is a problem.
What Causes Water Stains on Ceiling?
When it comes to a stain that is on your ceiling there are few reasons that it could occur such as a failing heating appliance or plumbing leak that seeped through the ceiling and evaporated, leaving you with an unsightly patch of dried, discolored mineral deposits. Although there are a few there is one that is to blame more than any other. The ceiling is in position just under the roof and if you see water damage on your ceiling it is likely coming from a problem in the roof. The roof should be able to withstand the elements that include wind and rain. When there is a problem with the roof whether it is a damaged tile or shingle it can lead to a leak. The damage will allow rain and moisture to get in the house and leak down to the ceiling. You want to make sure that as soon as you see water stains in the ceiling you have your roof checked right away. There can be more damage to the house than just the roof and the ceiling.
Can I Just Paint Over a Water Stained Ceiling?
Painting over the ceiling will not fix the problem and the stain will simply reoccur, likely at a faster rate. There are two levels to repairing a problem with the water damage to your ceiling. One is that you need to repair the reason you have the damage and that means that a water damage restoration company needs to come out and look for the damaged area. They may need to make a repair to a particular area of replace the roof, stop the plumbing leak and also address any damage inside the home that includes the ceiling.
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Disaster Services can come out and inspect your roof for a potential leak and the plumbing in your home for plumbing leaks. If a leak is detected, we can stop it, clean up the damage and restore your property to a livable condition again or take this opportunity to remodel your home to better suit your needs. Call us today to meet with one of our experts.