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Whom Do I Call When My Little Rock Ceiling Is Full of Leaking Water?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

Close-up Photo Of Flooded Floor In Kitchen From Water Leak The knowledge base at SERVPRO is deep and evolves in accord as the restoration industry’s best practices evolve.

SERVPRO Crews Are Familiar with Effective Strategies that Minimize Exposure to Severe Safety Risks After Water Damage in Little Rock

Homeowners in Little Rock can be in for the shock of their lives if they fail to realize the danger an upper-story plumbing leak can pose. A slow leak in an upstairs bathroom can unleash hundreds of gallons of water over time that seeks to flow to the lowest place in your home. It seeps into cracks and crevices unnoticed. A buildup of hidden water in cavities, including the space between your top floor and the ceiling beneath, can cause personal injury and destroy building materials.

How Will I Know that Water Is Trapped in My Ceiling?

Evidence of a slow leak can be subtle. Yet there are signs to the trained eye. Imminent ceiling water damage in your Little Rock dwelling eventually shows clear signs. Avert disaster. If you notice any of the following, stay clear of the area underneath and await assistance from our experienced and skilled crew:

    •    Staining
    •    Peeling paint
    •    Bulges or “blistering” on the ceiling
    •    Crown molding separating from top edges of walls
    •    Walls that have a sheen often referred to as “sweating”

What Response to Water Hidden in the Ceiling Is Effective?

SERVPRO project managers determine the extent of water involvement with moisture detection and thermal imaging devices. We must reduce the water pressure carefully or risk ceiling and wall collapse. Because the ceiling water load relates to that between the walls, that is considered as well:

    •    We erect temporary structural supports
    •    We pry up baseboards and drill small holes for controlled water release  below ceiling level
    •    We punch “weep holes” in sagging and blistered areas
    •    We strategically remove individual ceiling tiles to balance water removal

The knowledge base at SERVPRO of Central Little Rock / Cammack Village is deep and evolves in accord as the restoration industry’s best practices evolve. Claim your successful outcome by calling us at (501) 217-8723.

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