If not treated, water damage to the ceiling can cause mold and structural deterioration. Make sure to get your ceiling water leaks fixed immediately to prevent ceiling mold. In order to prevent mold from appearing in ceilings and walls, it’s important to get any water damage addressed as soon as possible.
Contact our water restoration professionals to repair the water damage in your ceiling
We will assess the current damage in order to determine our approach to dry, clean-out and the repair of the ceiling. There is a possibility that there is more damage to the ceiling than is clear on the surface, our experts understand this and know how to evaluate all potential ceiling water damage.
When water damage occurs in your ceiling, it is likely a result of roof damage or pipe leaks. Burst pipes can also cause a leaky ceiling, this commonly happens during colder months. Serious and expensive damage can occur to your ceiling if water leaks are left unattended:
Too much moisture can increase the likelihood of water damage and possible mold development in your home.
Ceiling water damage in apartments and multi-level buildings occurs when an upstairs neighbor is experiencing one or more of the following possible issues:
These instances can cause serious damage to the ceiling, both structurally and cosmetically, and require immediate attention. It’s important to notify your landlord and to consider getting the area inspected for mold or moisture.
In general, older homes and buildings are prone to more potential structural issues. This can include roof and wall damage. Burst pipes and heavy rainfall can impact these buildings in a more serious way than it would a house with a newer structure. When there are heavy rainfalls and pipe bursts a leaky or sagging ceiling can occur. It’s important to make sure that water damage is taken care of in a timely manner.
Let Chicago Water & Fire Restoration show you the value in fast, effective & efficient drying. Depending on the water damage, our professionals can assess what steps are necessary to dry the damaged area. If there is additional damage present due to water leakage, we can help dry those areas.
Category 1 water intrusions are the result of compromised sanitary water supply lines. In order for a situation to remain Category 1, water must not have sat in a structure for more than 72 hours, and materials affected must be clean and well maintained.
Water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological and/or physical contamination is said to be Category 2. If the water source was originally Category 1, the water will degrade to Category 2 after 72 hours. When water is a Category 2, it will become a Category 3 after 48 hours.
When water intrusion results from a grossly unsanitary source, carries disease causing agents, or when water has dwelled in a structure for more than 120 hours, it is said to be Category 3. Regardless of the initial source, water can be deemed Category 3 if it is allowed to dwell in the structure for five days.