Storms and flooding are a big problem in Bradenton and, indeed, all of Florida. We’re vulnerable to storms, often experience out-of-the-blue (or gray) torrential downpours and heavy winds. As a result of these storms, roof damage isn’t all that uncommon. And with roof damage comes water damage to your ceiling. For water damage clean up in Bradenton, and water damage tips, check with Accutech. We always have helpful tips here at the blog. Of course, the damage may be beyond your ability to repair, so call on us and we’ll be at your home or other property within an hour.
For this post, we’re going to focus on wet ceilings since it’s a major problem. Wet ceilings can be dangerous. Without knowing just how extensive the damage is in your attic, you should be very careful when attempting to deal with one. In the case of storm damage, always call Accutech for Bradenton water damage clean up and repair. We’re fast, professional and we deal directly with your insurance company.
Wet Ceiling Issues
Wet ceilings are typically easy to spot, but sometimes only a stain is visible – usually one with yellow and browning edges. Both cases require attention by a certified water damage technician. Behind the stain or drip could be a much bigger problem that requires expert repair work.
Don’t poke a hole in the ceiling. Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet. We’ve noticed this has been advised, but it is NOT a good idea. There is a possibility that large amounts of water have accumulated in the attic. Water weight creates pressure that is equally distributed across your ceiling. Poking a hole causes all that pressure to come out through a single hole which would disintegrate and possibly fall on you. Not only can it cause injury, but the water may well be unsanitary.
Another reason to not poke a hole in the ceiling is you’d be destroying evidence. Wait until our experienced techs can take a photo with our infrared thermal imaging camera. This will be needed for the insurance company to see the magnitude of the damage they will be paying for. So, like the scene of any accident, let the evidence speak for itself.
Professional Ceiling Repair By Accutech
Ceilings can have electrical wiring for lights and insulation. Mold growth may also be present and that can complicate what appears to be a simple repair job.
- Electrical Danger – Ceilings containing wiring can cause electrical shock carefully handled.
- Lights & Chandeliers – Lights that are mounted in the ceiling can be heavy and come crashing down if the ceiling has been wet for a prolonged period of time. We’ll help prevent any further water damage.
- Insulation – Do-it-yourselfers often find themselves covered in insulation. This constitutes a health risk. Accutech’s IICRC-certified technicians will ensure insulation is not spread throughout your home.
- Mold – If the ceiling has been wet for an extended period of time, there’s a good chance you have mold growth.
For Bradenton Water Damage Clean Up – It’s Accutech, Every Time
Water damage clean up can be a hazardous job. It often takes an experienced pro to do it right. If for any reason you’ve had roof, ceiling or any other type of water damage in your Bradenton home, just give us a ring, describe the situation and will give you a free, honest assessment of your next best move.