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Water Damage Ceiling Repair Services in New Jersey

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

water damage ceiling in Morris County, New Jersey When your ceiling leaks and you need water damage restoration services in New Jersey, SERVPRO of Morristown is Here to Help.

When your ceiling leaks, it can be caused by many different things, such as ice damming, roof leaks, plumbing issues, or burst pipes. Whatever the source of your ceiling water damage, immediate action should be taken to prevent extensive damages in your New Jersey home. When you don't promptly repair ceiling water damage, the ceiling may begin to sag or in extreme cases, cave in.

SERVPRO of Morristown is your local ceiling repair water damage company in New Jersey

As water damage specialists, SERVPRO of Morristown can quickly provide ceiling repair for water damage in your Morris County, New Jersey home. We work hard to make any disaster "Like it never even happened."

Repairing A Water Damaged Ceiling

When there's water stains and paint bubbles inside your home from ceiling leaks, there are three main steps you need to take to repair your damages.

Find the Source of the Leak

Before you can repair the water damaged ceiling, you have to stop the source of your leak. If you don't, any cleanup efforts you make will be ruined.

When looking for the source of the ceiling leak in your New Jersey home, first inspect the room above it. Look for leaking pipes, bathroom fixtures, windows, or even a leaky roof. If you cannot find the source, then you'll need to open up a portion of the ceiling to investigate further. Closely inspect all pipes for signs of water leaks and note where building materials have been affected by water to find the source.

Once you've found the source of your ceiling leak, take steps to temporarily stop it or have it repaired. If your ceiling leaks during rain and you cannot stop it, set up buckets, pots, and towels to catch water until the rain stops and help arrives.

Dry Out The Ceiling

When drying out a water damaged ceiling after a leak, it can be as simple as pointing fans at the damaged area or as complicated as removing large portions of damaged drywall ceiling. The extent of the drying process is dependent on how long the leak was active, how much of the ceiling has been affected, and whether or not other building materials have been damaged by water as well.

If you're dealing with a large water bubble on the ceiling, before doing anything else you should drain it into a large bucket. You can do this by poking a small hole in the bubble, positioned directly over the bucket. This allows you to control the flow of water rather than the ceiling bubble exploding and flooding the room.

When drying out the ceiling, point fans directly at wet areas and set up dehumidifiers nearby. You should leave this equipment for at least three days before removing it. If the ceiling is still wet, you may need to remove a portion or call a professional water damage company in New Jersey to finish the drying process.

Repair the Ceiling

Once the ceiling is dry, you can move on to making any needed repairs. You may need to prime and paint over peeling paint and water stains, fill patches with joint compound, or replace removed portions of the ceiling.

To replace ceiling drywall, measure the existing hole and cut out a new piece of drywall that is two inches larger than the hole. Hold the new piece up to the hole and trim it to the proper size with a utility knife. Add joint compound to the edges of the hole and insert the new piece into it, smoothing down the joint compound with a putty knife. Once it has dried, you can sand it down.

Professional Ceiling Water Damage Repair Services in New Jersey

When you need help with ceiling water damage restoration in New Jersey, SERVPRO of Morristown is Here to Help. Our team of highly trained and certified water damage repair specialists can immediately respond to your call to begin mitigating water damage inside of your home.

Ceiling Water Damage Restoration Services Include:

24/7 Emergency Response in New Jersey

When dealing with a ceiling leak, you want immediate help to prevent structural problems, mold growth, and further water damage around your home. SERVPRO of Morristown immediately responds 24/7 to begin addressing your ceiling water damage needs.

Water Cleanup & Complete Drying Services

When SERVPRO of Morristown arrives on site, our team immediately removes all standing water and sets up equipment to begin the drying process. The faster our team is able to complete this step, the more damage that we can prevent inside of your Morris County home.

Ceiling Restoration

Once we've addressed all areas of water damage, our in house construction team can take over to make any needed repairs to restore your ceiling and home to pre-damage conditions. We can handle anything from small repairs to full renovations.

Direct Insurance Billing

Our goal is to make a stressful time easier for you, so that's why we even handle the insurance process for you. Once your claim is filed, we communicate directly with your insurance company for billing.

Ceiling Repair Water Damage Frequently Asked Questions

How can you tell a ceiling has water damage?

There are many different signs of water damage on ceilings. The most common include:

  • Water bubbles
  • Bubbling or peeling paint
  • Water stains
  • Active leaks
  • Sagging ceiling
  • Mold on ceiling

Can you paint over a water damaged ceiling?

If the ceiling is still wet or has mold on it, you should absolutely not just paint over the water damage. This will only cause your issue to become worse over time. The only case where you can paint over ceiling water damage is after it is completely dry.

Do you have to remove and replace ceilings after water damage?

Depending on the extent of your damages and whether or not you called a professional, the need to completely remove and replace a ceiling after water damage is a 'it depends' scenario. Many times, professional water damage companies can dry out your ceiling with minimal removal, making it so that you do not have to replace the ceiling except for a small portion. Times where you would have to replace the ceiling are when it is completely covered in mold or is collapsing.

For Ceiling Water Damage Repair in Morris County, New Jersey, Call SERVPRO - 800-734-3213

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