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Water Damaged Ceiling Repair in Your Naples Home

3/31/2017 (Permalink)

Don't ignore your water damaged ceiling. Call SERVPRO to investigate.

SERVPRO Technicians Figure Out the Cause of the Damage Before Proceeding with the Repair

Perhaps the most dangerous effect that a water disaster can have on your home is a water damaged ceiling. Water can compromise the structural integrity of your ceiling, which is, of course, a particularly important section of your home. A weakened ceiling could lead to a lot of possible dangerous scenarios – small holes can get much larger when neglected, the ceiling can get warped or sag, or even worse, it could cave in altogether.
 
Many causes of water damage to your Naples home targets the ceiling. In a home with a single story, the damage may be from a leaking roof or broken water pipe. In a home with two stories, damage can be from a leaking toilet or shower on the second floor, meaning that water drips down onto the ceiling of the first floor. Regardless of the cause, the important thing is to pay attention to any water damage immediately, so the problem does not get worse.
 
The first thing to do is to call us at SERVPRO. We can use our professional knowledge on water remediation to find the cause of the problem and to fix any subsequent damage. Upon arriving at your home, we locate the reason for repairs quickly. The first symptom of a water damaged ceiling is staining of a brownish or yellowish color. A sure sign of a compromised ceiling is sagging. Both indicate water damage, even when there is no dripping water.
 
Once our SERVPRO technician finds the problem, we remove the part of the ceiling affected by the damage, which is done by measuring the damaged section and marking the area which is to be cut. A square cut is always made, ensuring all sides are the same length and width, since this is safer, and makes it easier to measure out the replacement piece. If the problem is caught in time, the area should be small, and the work, therefore, is made easier.
 
If there is any water damaged wood, we pay special attention to it, since wood is especially vulnerable to water. The greatest danger here is for mildew and mold to develop in it. We clean up any mold if it is present, and ensure the wood is dry before continuing further repairs.
 
After the area is thoroughly dried, new drywall is put in to replace the damaged section. Drywall compound generally dries overnight, and we apply another coat the next day. Once that is dry, sanding is done before it can be painted to match the rest of your ceiling.
 
A water damaged ceiling is something that needs attention immediately, so if your ceiling needs repair from a water disaster, contact SERVPRO of Naples/Marco Island. We can always be reached at (239) 302-5700, and we bring the needed tools and skills to your home to fix the problem efficiently and promptly.

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