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Leaky Ceilings in Alexandria, VA

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Leaky Ceilings in Alexandria, VA Leaky ceiling in Alexandria, VA

Leaky Ceilings can be costly. They can significantly damage your home or business, but they can also be costly in the time that they take in fixing them. That’s because it is sometimes hard to determine the cause of the leak, since all you can usually see is the result of the leak. For that reason finding the cause of the leak can delay the repair process, but it can also add to the expense of the repairs because while you're searching for the cause of the leak the leak is causing more damage.

For these reasons, the first thing you should do when you have a leaky ceiling is inspect it so that you can at least eliminate all the obvious non-causes.

When trying to determine the cause of a leaky ceiling one thing that could help you is to consider whether the leak occurs only in inclement weather. If the leak only occurs when it is raining or snowing outside it’s a safe bet that the roof could be source of the leak. On the other hand, if the leak occurs regardless of the weather conditions outside then the leak is most likely caused by a plumbing line inside the house or structure.

Another thing to consider is the water itself. Does it appear to be clear and fresh? If so, that could indicate to you that the water is coming from the water supply line. On the other hand if water was coming from the roof you could see that dirt and other substances from the roof along are being dragged along with it, and it would stain the ceiling.

If you have determined that the leak is possibly from the roof, and you want to fix it yourself you should start at the top and work your way down. Be sure to take all the necessary precautions, and have all required safety gear needed for a roof inspection.

Of course, not all people are prepared for home improvements and repairs, especially when it comes to major repairs. If you have a leaky ceiling, or any kind of water damage to your home or business, contact the pros at SERVPRO. For more information visit our water damage services page. We’re faster to any size disaster.

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