What to Do If You Spot Moisture Stains in Your Ceiling
Many homeowners don’t pay much attention to their ceilings, but Scott Roofing Company recommends that you take a good look at the ceilings in your home to inspect them for signs of moisture. If you ever spot moisture, no matter how minimal, it’s best that you act quickly. We’re here to offer you a plan for taking care of moisture stains efficiently and properly.
Find the Source
The very first thing you’ll want to do after spotting signs of moisture on your ceiling is determine the source, if possible. In most cases, whatever’s above the ceiling is the problem, so start there first. If your search is fruitless, the issue could be that you have a pipe that’s leaking. There may also be water running along piping or rafters that drop onto your ceilings, so be sure to consider that as well.
Additional reasons for ceiling moisture include:
• Old caulking
• Gaps in AC ductwork
• Shower pans and piping in need of repair
• Poor insulation, which can lead to leaking pipes
• Old pipes in need of repair
• Cracks in stucco walls/chimneys
Look to Your Roof
In the event that the moisture is coming from your roof, there’s a chance there are additional sources of water besides any leaks you notice. Give us a call and we’d be more than happy to help you determine exactly what’s causing your roof to leak and moisture spots on your ceilings.
Every Step Has its Place
No matter how unsightly that moisture stain is on your ceiling, you don’t want to repair it until you’ve completely taken care of the problem. If you only put a band-aid on the issue, you might wind up having to address the stain again. When it is time for your fix, you may have to rip out part of your ceiling or wall if there’s irreversible damage. For cosmetic stains, use a stain-killing primer before you paint over the damage, to avoid having the stain seep through. Depending on the stain and the extent of the damage, you might have to enlist the aid of a professional with this step of the process.
We’re Here to Help However We Can
No matter how extensive or expensive your moisture problem might be, you should always take care of it as soon as possible, rather than waiting until you’re in a better financial position. Scott Roofing Company offers financing options to make the financial burden easier.