Water Damaged Ceilings? Know the Risks
Water damaged ceilings pose a major safety risk due to the possibility of caving in with little to no warning. Along with caving in, water damage encourages bacteria and mold growth, often attracting pests like bugs, mice, and rats. Repairing water damaged ceilings in your South Florida home should be at the top of your priority. But do you know what’s causing the damage in the first place? Consider these tips on what to look for when inspecting your ceiling for water and mold damage:
Damage to Your Roof Gutters
Cracked and leaking roof gutters will inevitably cause water damage to the ceilings of your home. If your gutters haven’t been cleaned in a while, they may be overflowing. Keep your roof gutters clean and in good standing or contact a roofing expert to get them back into working condition.
If there are weak spots on your roof or your roofing times have cracked or chipped due to weather damage, the roof itself may start to leak. This is often a gradual process that can last a long time before any significant water damage is visible. Repairing a leaking roof is easy and cost-effective for homeowners in the long run. Keep the ceiling of your home in top shape by conducting a roof inspection periodically.
If you have a bathroom on the second floor of your home, water damaged ceilings may have been caused by burst pipes or cracks in the floor boards. If a burst pipe is the culprit, take immediate action. Call an emergency plumbing as soon as possible to reduce the risk of water and mold damage to your home.
Know the Signs of Water Damage & Take Back Your Home Today
The most effective way to prevent a water damaged ceiling? Choose the professionals at ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration. At ServiceMaster South Florida, we specialize in repairing water damaged ceilings, including plastic ceilings. For more information on our 24-hour emergency restoration services, or to learn more about how we can fix your water damaged ceiling, contact the ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration services today to get started.
Cleaning Service in Palm Beach County
ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services is the leading authority when it comes to residential and commercial disaster restoration, floor care services, and carpet and upholstery cleaning. In addition to providing expert water and fire restoration services in the Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Delray, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and the greater West Palm Beach area, we offer mold remediation for your home or office. If needed, we also provide pack-out services after you’ve experienced a disaster and can quickly and safely remove unaffected items from your home or office to assist in the restoration process. For more information, please visit us online at www.svmcr.com or call (561) 242-2798.