Repairing Ceiling Water Damage

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When your ceiling sustains water damage, it is important for your health and home to fix the problem immediately. If the water damage remains for too long it will lead to mold and the structure of your home will become weaker. Knowing how to address this problem with save you time and money in the future.

Stop the Leak

The source of the leak needs to be stopped before you can begin any work repairing the home. If the leak isn’t repaired, then any water that enters will undo any repair work you may have made.

Dry the Ceiling

After you have sealed the leak, you can begin to dry off the ceiling with towels and a shop vac. It is important that you clean the ceiling from above and below it. This means the flooring/roofing above where the ceiling is located. If there is a bulge in the ceiling this means that there could be water sitting inside the ceiling. In this case use a bucket and knife to puncture the bulge into the bucket. Allow the area to completely dry.

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Remove Damaged Ceiling

Pieces of ceiling may be hanging off or bulging out. This needs to be scraped away and smoothed before repairs can be performed. Any flakes or chips should be scraped off as well. The ceiling should be as flat and smooth as possible.

Sand the Ceiling

Now you are going to need to sand the ceiling so that it can be smoothed even more. Small holes can be filled in with joint compound. For bigger holes, you will need to use drywall and plaster to repair them. After these repairs have dried you will need to sand them down so that they are level with the rest of the ceiling.

Paint

Now that you are done with the repairs and everything has dried, you are ready to paint. First apply a coat of primer to the ceiling. After this you will need to let the primer dry and then apply a coat of paint. The best way to do this is to completely paint your whole ceiling so that the color matches and there aren’t any spots.

 

Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

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Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411

A New Roof

One of the most important features of your home that you might not think about until you notice a leak is your roof.  Maintaining a good condition in your roof can make it a solid part of the house, before it becomes an expense that many of us don’t want to consider.  You want to take care of it in order to make sure that it can take care of you and your family.

You Have Options

As a homeowner, you have two main options for renovating your roof; you can hire a certified contractor or you can try it yourself.  While most people appreciate the self-reliance of being able to roof their own homes, there are some solid benefits to having a certified contractor do it for you.

You should always choose a certified roofing contractor that has experience with removing and installing roofs.  This experience will ensure that your house is protected correctly the first time.   You should not have to worry about your roof once the job has been completed.

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 The Benefits

One benefit is that these are professionals who know how to create a safe work environment for themselves in the process from stripping old shingles to setting the final pieces into place.  With their skill, the process of roofing becomes simple, and it eliminates the risk of you injuring yourself or a loved one for your roof.  No roof is worth this potential loss.

Another benefit of having a certified contractor complete this project is that you have the option of a warranty and a maintenance plan for the upkeep of the roof for as long as you own it.  This is a great advantage as if you ever have trouble with the roof or materials, then warranty and maintenance would replace these for you.

Finally, the final benefit is time.  With experience, a good roofing crew can finish the work in a couple of days rather than when you might be able to after work which can lead to effects from weather as your unfinished roof is vulnerable to the elements.   Further degradation of the home will be avoided.

  Conclusion

The roof is one of the most important pieces of your home.  A well constructed and maintained roof will keep you dry in the summer and warm during the winter.  It can add value to your home and provide a stability for your investment under it.

 

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Call Water Damage Zone, Inc. today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips.

We specialize in the following services:

Water Damage Zone, Inc.
Corporate Office
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411