No homeowner has ever said they like water damage. In fact, water damage of any kind can be annoying, costly, and even dangerous. For one thing, water damaged ceilings can lead to mold, structural damage, and, if nothing else, unsightly brown stains on your ceilings. This can cause problems for you, the people who live with you, and any and all visitors. Plus, if you ever want to sell your home in the future, potential buyers won’t be happy if you haven’t taken steps to address water damage. It may take you longer to sell your home and cause you to lose money.
Of course, most of these problems can be avoided if you’re careful and vigilant. When it comes to preventing water damaged ceilings in particular, what steps should you take? What should you do to keep your family and everything inside your home dry and safe?
When people think about water damage, they assume it simply comes from flooding or other natural disasters, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, many water damage restoration scenarios come from plumbing issues. If pipes begin to leak, you’ll have a big problem on your hands. Old pipes, or even newer pipes that weren’t installed properly, can leak. During the winter, pipes that are exposed to freezing temperatures are especially vulnerable. It’s important to have a plumber inspect them occasionally so a problem can be found before it has a chance to get worse.
Inspect Your Roof and Clean Your Gutters
Another way to avoid water damaged ceilings involves checking your roof for damaged shingles or other defects that could lead to water leaking into your home. Gutters that haven’t been properly cleaned can also lead to water making its way into your ceilings. If you can’t check them yourself or have safety concerns, there are services that can do it for you.
If you have water damaged ceilings, contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of Chester Springs, PA today for our professional water damage restoration services. We can be reached online or at (610) 524-8003.