A ceiling with water damage requires expedient repair. As drywall is saturated, it will begin discoloring and dissolving, eventually collapsing. Plumbing leaks, roof leaks, poor caulking and ice damming can all cause moisture to build up in the ceiling, and the underlying problem will need to be fixed in order to avoid further problems. JP Moore Home Improvements can handle replacing the compromised drywall and identifying the source of the issue.
Whether a burst pipe or leaky roof above the ceiling caused the water damage, the repair needs to be made as quickly as possible to avoid further damage to the home. The cellulose inside the drywall will begin to expand as soon as water begins to drip, and it will only be a matter of time before the ceiling collapses. This will allow the water to damage carpeting, wood floors or the home’s furnishings.
During the repair process, the technician will remove the compromised drywall and will cut out a replacement patch. The patch is fixed to a brace that will be secured to existing support runners. Once positioned, the patch is secured with special tape and joint compound before being sanded down. Sanding the patch will provide a seamless appearance after the work is done.