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Dealing with Ceiling Water Damage in Sevierville Homes

11/20/2022 (Permalink)

a broken pipe with water leaking from it When a leak goes unnoticed, water damage often results. Call SERVPRO to assess the situation in your home and provide the trained technicians.

SERVPRO Provides Quick Water Restoration in Sevierville

Water leaking from the ceiling can cause more destruction than you may think, and it is crucial to call in a professional immediately to identify the cause and repair any destruction caused. Experts can zero in on the cause of the leak by the floor affected and if there is any visible destruction to your roof or plumbing. For example, moisture damage on the top floor ceiling indicates that you have a leaking roof.

A professional’s first step to contain water damage in Sevierville homes is probably installing a tarp to keep moisture out and minimize further intrusion. This can be done after inspecting the roof inside and outside the home. Ceilings exposed to water are more at risk due to gravity because they may sag and collapse. Removing the affected panels or boards may be required. Professionals keep moisture from causing structural deterioration to beams or rafters.

Signs of a leaking roof include:

  • Visibly damaged shingles
  • Puddles on the floor
  • Water stains on ceilings or adjacent walls
  • Dampness in the attic

When you notice stains or water dripping from the ceiling, this could signify a leaky roof. When left unaddressed, it can rapidly escalate into a major issue. A few signs of a leaking roof include spots on the ceiling and missing or damaged shingles. SERVPRO crews inspect the attic to confirm a roof leak and check for wet roof decking that would not be visible outside.

Repairing after moisture damage 

Fixing a moisture-damaged ceiling ultimately depends on the level of destruction and how long before it was discovered. Repairing it may involve touching up with a little spackle and paint or taking drastic measures like replacing the entire panel.

Steps to address moisture in the ceiling

  • Drill weep holes 
  • Use cavity drying equipment to direct air into the ceiling
  • Dehumidification using a desiccant dehumidifier and lay flat tubes

SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson & Cocke Counties tackles water damage “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us at (865) 429-8885 for efficient restoration.

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