When most people think of water damage, they think of flooding. They think of natural disasters, or burst pipes and overflowing toilets—i.e. situations where the issue is evident. However, one of the most insidious things about water damage is that oftentimes, it occurs without you even knowing it. Nowhere is this more apparent than in your ceiling.
Beyond Leaks: 5 Signs Your Ceiling Is Suffering from Water Damage
When most people see wet spots on the ceiling, their automatic assumption is that their roof is leaking. However, wet spots can come from multiple places inside your ceiling, from your attic to your pipes. Many water lines converge in your ceiling, including those attached to hot water heaters, air conditioners, and other various plumbing equipment. It’s water damage near these areas that may signify a bigger problem, and therefore, which you need to be extremely aware of.
Your ceiling may be suffering from water damage if:
- There is a persistent musty odor throughout your home.
- You have noticed mold growth or other discolorations and stains on your ceiling/walls.
- Your ceiling looks depressed or appears to be sagging.
- The paint on your walls or ceiling is peeling off.
- Your water bill keeps going up, but you are not using any more water than usual.
While you may not think a little water damage is a big deal, you should contact a professional immediately if you notice any of these symptoms on your ceiling. Extensive water damage can affect your rafters ceiling joists, wall framing or exterior trim, and even cause your ceiling or roof to collapse.
Don’t Let Water Damage Spread, Hire a Property Restoration Professional Today
Before water damage leaves a permanent stain on your property, call our Naples restoration company today. FP Property Restoration provides leak detection which can prevent a small issue from turning into a major problem, water removal for a range or property types, and structural drying to ensure the ceiling and the rest if your property remain in good shape for years to come. We’ll even help repair your property, making it even better in the wake of a flood or other disaster.
Call (888) 408-2335 24/7 for emergency service, or contact us online for more information.