• 3 Best Ways to Clean Water Damage on Ceilings

    Dealing with water damage in your house is no way to spend your time. But if you have signs of a leak, which often show up as stains on the ceiling, it’s important to take care of it quickly. Here are the 3 best ways to clean water damage on your ceilings:

    #1: First Things First: Water Extraction

    The best way to make sure you get rid of water stains on the ceiling for good is to make sure all of the water is gone before you do any repairs. Proper water extraction is key to making sure the area is free of moisture to prevent further damage.

    Experts will use specialty extraction and drying tools and other equipment to make sure the water is removed from the flooring and the area above the damaged ceiling. Getting under the flooring, between the subfloor and the ceiling panels, is critical to proper water removal.

    #2: Second Comes the Cleaning

    Once the water has been completely extracted and the area dried, it’s time for cleaning. Making sure the floor where the leak occurred is professionally cleaned will prevent mold and mildew growth. If the water leaked through the ceiling to the floor below, the carpeting or flooring below should also be cleaned. This will help prevent future issues.

    #3: Time for Repairs

    Water damage to a ceiling is generally more than just a stain on one side of the drywall. It usually means there’s also damage to the top of the drywall where the water can cause the drywall to delaminate and cause extensive damage to the gypsum material that composes the board. That section will need to be replaced and the ceiling repaired.

    A leak in your home is no laughing matter, but it doesn’t need to be a nightmare either. For expert cleanup and repair when you have ceiling water damage, contact our pros at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners by calling 803-732-3200.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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