How To Fix Ceiling Water Stains
Following a leak or water damage, watermarks on your ceiling will likely appear. Even if the water spots on the ceiling are no longer wet, you still need to determine the source of the leak.
The best places to start looking are the roof, the upstairs radiator, or an upstairs bathroom. Unless you are a roofer or plumber, you may want to enlist the help of the professional water damage restoration team at HRS Restoration Services.
As water mitigation and restoration professionals in Colorado, HRS Restoration Services handles whatever life throws at you–from detection, repairs, replacement, and cleanup.
Our trained and certified water damage restorers will get your home or office back to its pre-damaged state as quickly and as safely as possible.
Our clients rave about our high level of customer service and attention to detail. It’s one of the reasons we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Call us today to get more information about our water damage restoration team or to schedule an appointment!
What Causes Water Stains On Ceilings?
Once we identify where the water spots on the ceiling began, we can make repairs to ensure the leak is a one-time occurrence. Dark spots on the ceiling may come from a leaky pipe, faulty HVAC system, or even a backup from clogged gutters.
One of the most common reasons for water spots on the ceiling is a leaking roof. Roof shingles degrade over the years and their leakproof exterior may no longer prevent rain from finding a way in.
If you can’t find where the watermarks on the ceiling are coming from, it may be a leaky pipe. Sometimes the water runs along rafters and pipes before it appears as a wet spot on your ceiling.
Roof shingles have a lifespan and asphalt shingles, common in many homes, last about 20 years. This will be even less if you live in an area that experiences extreme weather events.
Once the roof shingles degrade and break down, water can seep through causing water spots on the ceiling.
Clogged & Warped Gutters
Clogged gutters can also cause water leaks on the inside of your home. Trapped water rots the wooden exterior boards your gutters are mounted to, and as a result, moisture can enter your home or office. If this happens, you will need to replace the damaged shingles or eventually, the whole roof.
Mold can begin to develop within 24-48 hours after a water leak, which can cause a host of health problems. Our Colorado mold remediation and restoration teams can help.
If your HVAC system is not maintained properly, it may lead to a clogged drain, frozen evaporator coils, or leaking pipes. What makes things worse is that mold forms as a result and your heating and cooling systems can pump this contaminated air throughout your home. The water damage may also short out the electrical wiring in your home or office.
How To Fix & Repair Water Stains On Ceiling
HRS Restorations Services has been in the water damage restoration business for nearly 40 years. Our highly trained and certified team can detect the source of the water damage, repair it so it doesn’t happen again, and clean and remove water stains from the ceiling.
Since water damage often leads to mold growth, we use specialized mold detection equipment to rid your home of the mold you can and can’t see. Finally, if replacement is the best course of action, we can replace the drywall or ceiling that is beyond repair.
Identify & Repair The Cause
The HRS team uses moisture meters and thermal cameras to pinpoint the source of the water damage. Before we can repair the area where the water leaked, we may use dehumidifiers and high-powered fans.
When the cause of the water damage has been repaired, we can reconstruct your home or business to its pre-disaster state.
Clean The Stain
Our water extraction and mitigation teams, located in Colorado, are outfitted in personal protective equipment and treat the ceiling stain with a specialized solution. The cleaning solution removes wet spots on the ceiling.
Apply Coat Of Stain Blocking Primer
Most paints are water-soluble, allowing what lies beneath to come to the surface. HRS Restoration Services coats the area with a stain-blocking primer to ensure that watermarks on the ceiling are a thing of the past.
Cover Primer With Ceiling Paint
After the stain blocking primer is applied and dries completely, we cover the formerly water-damaged area with ceiling paint.
Check For Mold
Mold can be hidden, so our water damage restoration team uses mold detection equipment to ensure we can get rid of all the mold, not just what is visible.
Replace Drywall If Necessary
If the water damage is severe and extensive, it may not be possible to repair the ceiling. HRS can also replace the damaged areas to ensure the structural integrity of your ceilings and walls.
When To Call A Professional
If the water damage in your home or office is the result of a small leak that has been repaired, you can usually fix it on your own. But if the water damage is extensive and you cannot determine the source, it may be time to call in a professional.
If water damage is not quickly and expertly done, you may end up with an unstable ceiling and mold, and mildew growth.
When you need to know not only what causes water stains on a ceiling, but how to fix water stains on a ceiling, we are here to help. HRS is equipped to handle water damage and mold and mildew so one call does it all!
IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Formed nearly 40 years ago, it is a non-profit organization that establishes globally recognized standards for the cleaning and restoration industry, as well as providing certifications, journeyman and master designation, and education.
By choosing a firm with IICRC certified team members, you are assured the cleaning professionals have undergone rigorous training and will handle your disaster restoration with the highest standard of care.
Helping Our Customers Immediately.
Figuring out what steps to take when disaster strikes can be a daunting task. HRS is here 24/7 to walk you through the process and bring your home or business back to habitable condition(s).
Taking care of emergencies so you don’t have to.
At HRS, we understand the panic that can set in when your basement floods or a fire breaks out at your business. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to repair damage and give you peace of mind.