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What to Do When Your Ceiling Has Water Damage

Damaged ceiling

A nightmare scenario for any homeowner is looking up and seeing cracks, stains, and a water leak from ceiling to floor, the telltale signs of water damage. In such an event, it is best to stay calm and take the following actions to minimize further damage from a water leak.

Stabilize the Area Below the Water Leak

Water damage can make your roof incredibly weak and vulnerable. First and foremost, you should stabilize the area below the leak.

This involves taking the following actions:

  • Remove any furniture or valuables that are directly under or around the water leak as they could also incur water damage.
  • While some of the water collected in your ceiling will be absorbed by the ceiling material itself, the rest of the water will drip into your home. So, place something directly under the leak to catch any water spillage. You can use a bucket, spread out a tarp, or utilize both to protect your belongings and floors until the water leak from the ceiling can be sourced and repaired.

How to Fix a Water Leak From Ceiling

Unless you are a roofing professional, it is best to leave any roof repairs to the experts. A roofing professional will be better able to determine the source of the water leak and identify if there are more repairs needed than what an initial glance would tell.

Therefore, once you’ve stabilized the area beneath the water leak from the ceiling, call one of the roofing professionals at RBS Construction & Roofing to handle the rest.

Your Central Florida Water Leak Repair Experts

The roofing professionals at RBS Construction & Roofing have been serving the Orlando area for over three decades. A family-owned and operated business, RBS Construction and Roofing is dedicated to providing Orlando homeowners with high-quality roof inspections, installations, and repairs.

For more information on our roofing services, call RBS Construction & Roofing at (689) 304-9605 and schedule an inspection today.