Ceiling Water Damage

Many times after a storm or pipe break we may not immediately see signs of water damage in your home. With a slow leak, you may not see signs of water until you have ceiling water damage. With ceiling water damage some key signs to look for are;

  • Water stain or discoloration on your ceiling or wall
  • Sagging ceiling due to a collection of water in the ceiling
  • Soft or damp drywall that can easily be pushed in with one of your fingers

There are many ways Professional Restoration Services can help you identify where your water damage is coming from. One of the ways we can help identify where your ceiling water damage is come from is with our thermal camera that uses infrared technology to determine which areas of your home is wet through the walls and ceiling.

Once you have identified what the water source is, could be a pipe, HVAC, or roof, it has to be fixed and stopped before you can repair your ceiling water damage.

How To Repair Ceiling Water Damage

Once the water source has been stopped and fixed, you can now focus your attention on repairing your ceiling water damage. In many instances with ceiling water damage, it can go unnoticed for quite some time and could result in mold growth. If this is the case then you need to hire a professional restoration company with experience in removing mold along with your ceiling water damage. The mold and water damage restoration company should set up a containment area to protect the non-affected area from the affected area. Once the area is protected and proper protective equipment is being worn by the restoration technicians the removal process can begin.

  • Identify water source and stop it
  • Inspect for mold
    • Set up proper containment
    • PPE (Proper Protective Equipment)
    • Air Scrubber (clean the air)
  • Drywall removal
    • proper bagging
  • Dry the ceiling and walls
    • Document drying progress
  • Repair and/or put back all building materials remove

This is a general process for repairing your ceiling water damage in your home or business. If you would like a free inspection with our thermal camera, call us today at 919-467-1991.

To our customers, vendors, families and friends:

Professional Restoration Services, like so many other small businesses in our community, is doing our part both to stop the spread of Coronavirus and remain focused on the safety of our employees and growth of our company.  Over the last few weeks, we have taken the necessary steps to limit our staff’s presence in the office allowing everyone to work remotely.  The foundation of our scope of work is to help customers with water damage and the repairs that follow, no matter when they happen.  Our employees are now working in our customers’ homes wearing the proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).  With that in mind we are continuously monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding this pandemic and we are continuing to make the necessary adjustments.

We have implemented the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our customers, staff and vendors:

  • Our amazing staff is working remotely.  We are so thankful for technology that allows this to happen.
  • We will be continuing to meet with potential customers and inspect properties, wearing masks, gloves and shoe covers. 
  • During normal times we love a handshake but these days we are opting for a friendly air high five or an air fist bump, a wave or even a simple word of  “thanks”.  Please know we appreciate your business.
  • While jobs are in progress, if you have any questions or concerns, we ask that you contact your Project Manager by phone or email directly.  They will address them immediately.

During these uncertain times, we remain hopeful.  We believe these efforts are in the best interests of our employees, customers and the community.  We will get through this.  Our Mission remains the same:  To provide exceptional service during all aspects of the restoration process through clear communication and always putting our customers first.