Assessing a Water Damaged Drywall Ceiling

Below are for common drywall ceiling damages that result from water along with the type of repair needed to restore the damage:

1) If there are areas where the drywall has become structurally damaged to the point that is falling apart, these areas will need to be cut out, replaced with new drywall, taped, floated, textured and painted.
2) If the drywall is still structurally sound, but stained, it can be primed and painted. Water stains may take several coats of primer until the stain has become light enough so that it can be and painted without the stain bleeding through the paint.
3) If you see signs of mold growth it can be removed by wiping the area down with a bleach water solution or with mold removal products. Mold can also grow on the backside of the drywall if the moisture is not allowed to escape. If this is the case the moist drywall area should be removed and any mold growth behind the drywall addressed.
4) Drywall seams are commonly damaged from water leaks as water tends to travel down the seam joining the sheets of drywall together. If this has happened the damaged seam tape will need cut out, retaped, floated, textured and painted.

Many times you can have a mix of different repairs all on one ceiling. Each repair can have it’s challenges. Repairs such as priming and painting many times are done by a home owners, however, repairs that require drywall replacement, taping, floating and matching texture are more advanced and may be best done by a local drywall repair contractor.

J. Paone Construction conducts ceiling repairs on a daily bases in the Houston, Texas area. If would like a free estimate on your ceiling repair give us a call, or text us at (281)883-6308, you can even even text us picture of the repairs you need done.

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