Water damage on the ceiling can be rather unsightly,and it is no wonder we wish to fix it, if anything, before the ceiling caves in in a worst case scenario. Most people get tempted to repair a water damage ceiling and often finding a short term solution to a long term problem. What most people forget is that still water can cause a myriad of issues. The first is that it compromises the structure of the house. The water also creates toxins the longer it stays and contributes to affecting the quality of air that we inhale. Ignored, the cost of fixing the problem should a major incident happen is normally a lot higher than if we had chosen to fix the issue when it first appeared. Treat is as seriously as you do auto insurance or any other type; not getting one soon profoundly impacts your overall fee should anything happen.

The first thing, therefore, one ought to do before going about fixing a ceiling affected by water damage is to find the source of the leak. Without doing so, the problem will reoccur and bring about an endless cycle of the issues. Most people underestimate the potential damage even a small leak can cause. Once you note astain on the ceiling, it is an indication that there is a leaking pipe or hose, heavy rain, overflowing bathroom or toilet or condensation in the pipes leading to leaks. It is an indication that a water system needs repair.

The good thing about water damage on the ceiling is that it shows itself. If often carries brownish rust looking color that indicates that there’s a leak. If the patches remain the same size, it shows there was initially an issue that got addressed. However, if the spot grows, then it is a sign that there in an ongoing problematic situation happening. It is for this reason that persons should take the time to find out the source and address it.

Another indication that you have a water damaged ceiling is when there is a swelling or a bulge. That is an indication that the wood and drywall contain moisture and the weight of it weighs down on it. It is such instances that the ceiling is likely to collapse as the water continues to soak in. If you’re concerned, you can poke a hole and let the water drain into a bucket below before contacting a professional to both find the source of the leak and fix the ceiling after they have. Don’t wait for things to get worse.

Another way of identifying a water damages ceiling is if water starts to leak through and drip on the floor. It often looks like the ceiling is sweating and that particular spot is darker than the paint. It’s often associated with HVAC system that requires attention. Mold is also a telltale sign that something is wrong. Should any of the above be present in your home, call a repair person immediately. It saves you time and money.