Ceiling leaks can range from a number of different things from the the leaking or breakage of a pipe from a higher level or even an attic. Sometimes it is hard to find the potential beginning of a leak within a ceiling. Most times when a ceiling is leaking, it runs through different areas of the ceiling until it reaches the lowest possible point. If a ceiling leak is stemming from a higher level or an attic, it has multiple floors or layers to go through until the water eventually leads to group level. This can potentially cause damage to not only the ceiling, but walls and floors leading up until the ground point.
If water from a leaking or bursted pipe collects into different warped or uneven areas of the ceiling, it is possible that mold or mildew will begin to grow in these areas which can lead to a costly ceiling, or if it is more serious, a remodel of significant areas within a home.
If a pipe has a slow leak, it might take months or years until there are signs showing that there could be a leak. If there are slightly discolored, yellow rings pooling on a ceiling, this could be an indicator that there is a leak or a breakage in a pipe.
Our expert staff is trained to locate and resolve the point of a leaking or broken pipe located in your ceiling. We are both licensed and insured giving our customers the most satisfactory work for leaking pipes or ceilings.
What to Do When Water Leaks From Ceiling?
If water is leaking from the ceiling, it's essential to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage and ensure safety. Here's a step-by-step guide on what to do when you discover a ceiling leak:
- Ensure safety: Address electrical hazards first.
- Identify the source of the leak.
- Contain the leak using a container.
- Protect belongings from damage.
- Dry the affected area.
- Address the source of the leak or call a professional.
- Prevent mold by promoting drying and ventilation.
Remember that a water leak can cause structural damage and pose health risks if not properly addressed. Taking swift and appropriate action is crucial to minimize the potential consequences of a ceiling leak.
If you’re experiencing or have experienced a ceiling leak please Contact Us today or give us a call at (843) 258-8213.