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Armstrong’s Restoration DKI: Thorough Water Damage Repairs

Water damage comes in many forms. It can enter through the basement and breed mold, and it can overwhelm protective barriers during a raging hurricane. Armstrong’s Restoration DKI has experience remedying water damage of all kinds, including one of the most overlooked: ceiling water damage. Throughout the Southeast, our team repairs commercial and residential properties by reinforcing the structural stability of attics and rooftops and restoring cosmetic damage. We take great pride in leaving our clients in a better situation than they were before we arrived. We use a combination of experience, knowledge, and state-of-the-art technology to get the job done.

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Some Signs of Water Damage

Spotting ceiling water damage isn’t always a straightforward affair, even for handy homeowners. However, there are some clear signs you might have a problem. Mastering these tips will make it easier to decide to call Armstrong’s Restoration DKI for ceiling damage restoration:

Changes: One thing property owners can do is keep an eye out for strange changes to its shape and color. Water spots, peeling paint, and other cosmetic flaws can indicate a problem.

Mold: Mold requires a continuous source of moisture to breed and spread through your property. If you can see it near the ceiling, there’s a water source nearby.

Musty smells: Wet newspaper or cardboard are tell-tale aromas of extensive water damage. Locate the source and perform a visual inspection.

Five Common Causes of Ceiling Water Damage

Ceiling water damage occurs for a variety of reasons. Armstrong’s Restoration DKI has experience removing water, repairing damaged property, and drying the area. Some of the most common causes of ceiling water damage include:

Leaky roofs

Smaller leaks are harder to pinpoint because you might not notice the problem until it’s too late. However, leaky roofs cause damage much quicker than other mishaps, especially during thunderstorms and hurricanes. Missing and damaged shingles and absent chimney flashing can contribute to roof damage and leaks. No matter the cause, the first step in the restoration process is repairing the roof. Once we plug the hole, our team can repair the damage. One way to avoid roof-caused water damage is to invest in annual roof inspections. In a climate like Florida, these inspections are priceless. Many roof repair companies provide them free-of-charge.

Air conditioner condensation

Some HVAC systems house the air conditioner’s evaporator coils in the attic. However, evaporator coils can malfunction, resulting in a water leak that can quickly spread throughout the house and damage your ceiling. While annual air conditioner servicing can catch these issues, they aren’t entirely unavoidable. Armstrong’s Restoration DKI is here for customers who have suffered air conditioner-related ceiling damage.

Upstairs bathroom overflow

One of the reasons a leaking or overflowing piping system is an emergency is the potential for widespread ceiling damage. This is especially true in an upstairs bathroom. If you’ve experienced a plumbing emergency and you can spot discolored spots, mold growth, or water stains, contact Armstrong’s Restoration DKI immediately. Some of these symptoms can grow worse with time.

Busted pipes

Like most elements of your home, the pipes have an expiration date. They aren’t invulnerable, and they can cause tremendous damage to your house if they break. Burst pipes can severely damage your ceiling. If you recently repaired a broken pipe, we recommend contacting Armstrong’s Restoration DKI. We can help determine whether the plumbing emergency resulted in water damage.

How Ceiling Water Damage Restoration Works

When repairing ceiling water damage, Armstrong’s Restoration DKI first thoroughly inspects the area. Once we have a firm idea of the extent of the damage, our team provides you with a detailed estimate. If you choose to proceed, we prep the area and begin work. We might need to attract water using industrial-grade pumps and vacuums. Once we’ve removed all the water, we begin drying the area with ultra-strong fans. Finally, we repair any cosmetic damage, often with new paint or drywall, depending on the situation. If the disaster created a mold situation, we’re prepared to handle attic mold removal as well.

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