When water gets into our homes through faults in the roof, there are tell-tale signs that you should be looking for…especially here in Bradenton where we’re in the midst of the rainy season. With hurricane season on the near horizon, it’s probably a good idea to inspect your roof for any vulnerable patches before any inclement weather may occur. Look for missing or otherwise warped shingles. Clear the gutters of any clogs and debris and make sure the attic is well-ventilated to prevent condensation, especially in our humid climate. Additionally, it’s wise to take a peek inside your attic, too. You want be as certain as possible that you’re home is structurally sound. So what should you be looking for?
Knowing The Signs Of Water Damage In Your Ceiling In Bradenton
You may already have water damage and didn’t realize it. Probably the first way you’ll be able to know you have it in your ceiling is sight and smell.
From inside the house you might observe discoloration. It’s that unmistakable stain that you’ve probably seen before, usually a dirty yellow color. Also, if you notice any bulging or sagging in the ceiling, there may be a possibility that it could cave in. That’s definitely water damage and calls for immediate action. That’s a good time to call Accutech out to investigate.
If you see stains, bulging or sagging, there’s an unfortunate chance that you might have mold in your home. As you probably know, water damaged materials such as ceilings, sheet rock, wood…those are excellent bacterial breeding grounds. That’s a cause for concern. In addition, if you see those signs, you might be detecting something foul, musty or even rotten and sour smelling. Without a doubt, that’s water damage.
- Water spots and staining
- Bulging or sagging ceilings
- Sour, musty or rotten smells
- Rust on metal fixtures
Ceiling Water Damage: Other Signs You Should Be On The Lookout For In Your Home Or Business
Always look out for rotting wood, as it warps and curls. If it’s plywood (or Formica) it will de-laminate (peel). If you have any metal fixtures, particularly in your attic, check those out for any signs of rust. Chances are that you have extensive water damage if rust is present as that takes some time to develop. Always be careful around rusty metal.
Preventing Ceiling Water Damage Here In Central Florida
Preventing water damage in your properties is really a matter of routine inspections. Provided a vulnerability hasn’t already been exploited and barring any uncontrollable severe weather, preventive maintenance goes a long way to saving you time and money.
Always check anywhere there are hoses, sinks and drains. Make sure all are in proper repair and working correctly. If you think you have any water damage, for the health and safety of your family, give Accutech a ring. We proudly serve Sarasota, Longboat Key, Northport, Bradenton, and the surrounding areas with friendly service and cutting edge technology.