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Water Damaged Ceilings

Dec 10

How to repair water damage to the ceiling?

In Australia, water damage is one of the most common causes of ceiling repairs.
Although a water leak or water damage is usually obvious when a sufficiently large area has been damaged.

Installing new ceilings is easily one of the most requested services we provide to Central Coast residents!

Finding the source of a leak and then repairing it is difficult.

Preventing water damage is always the best course of action – but frequently, you are unaware of a leak until telltale signs appear. 

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Common reasons for water damage include 

  • Leaking or burst pipes
  • Overflowing toilet or bathtub from above
  • Appliance issues
  • Leaking roofs. 
  • Guttering failures

However, any source of water that reaches the ceiling will eventually cause damage. 

Small ceiling leaks, for example, can cause yellowish-brown stains and if it continues, it will lead to mould starting to appear. 

More significant leaks and burst pipes can cause the ceiling to collapse completely. This can happen without any warning.

The sudden amount of water will cause rapid downward pressure on the plasterboard panels and quickly weaken it, causing it to fall or collapse.

The average cost of repairing a ceiling damaged by water is estimated at AU$2,164 in most cities in Australia.

Fixing ceiling water damage, this guide will tell you everything you need to know if your ceiling has water damage.

What causes water leaks in ceilings?

Typically, ceiling water leaks are caused by plumbing issues or roof leaks. The majority of ceiling water damage is caused by slow leaks that leave behind yellowish-brown water stains.

However, a large leak can quickly cause water to run through the ceiling.

Plumbing issues

The majority of ceiling leaks are caused by plumbing issues.

Over time, the waterproofing in the bathroom deteriorates, allowing moisture to seep into the walls and drip onto the ceiling.

Additionally, pipes can expand or come into contact with one another during the summer or winter, resulting in a weakness in the pipe or joins.

Occasionally, pipes burst or appliances such as washing machines or dishwashers cause flooding.

If the damage is directly beneath a bathroom or kitchen ceiling, a water line leak could be the source of the problem.

Roofs that are leaking

The majority of leaky roofs are caused by damaged roof tiles, which allow rain into your home.

Additionally, roofing can be harmed by improperly installed skylights or solat panels.

If the water-damaged ceiling is located beneath the attic or at the eaves of your home, roof damage is frequently the culprit.

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