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Ceiling Damage: 6 Signs of Water Damage

Looking directly up at a dirty stained ceiling tile. Stained were made by water leaking from above.

Living with a water-damaged ceiling is nobody’s idea of fun, especially here in Boise, Idaho, where we see a fair amount of moisture. At Red Truck Disaster Response, we have seen ceiling woes, and are here to help you spot the signs before they morph into major headaches. Here are six telltale signs to keep an eye out for:

  1. Ceiling Water StainsWater Spots on a Ceiling Water Damage

    Those unsightly splotches on your ceiling? Yep, they are a dead giveaway. Whether they are light yellow or deep brown, water stains mean trouble. If you see new stains or notice existing ones spreading, don’t ignore them. Give us a call.

  2. Sagging or Drooping Ceiling

    Sagging Drooping Ceiling Water DamageA ceiling that’s starting to droop or sag is a sure sign of water damage. Too much moisture can weaken the structure, causing it to buckle under the pressure. Don’t wait—address it ASAP to prevent further damage.

  3. Peeling Ceiling Paint or Wallpaper

    Peeling Ceiling Paint

    Although this peeling paint is obvious, your ceiling could be water damaged even if the paint is only slightly damaged.

    Is your ceiling’s paint or wallpaper starting to peel away? Blame it on the moisture. When water damage strikes, it can wreak havoc on your ceiling’s surface, causing paint and wallpaper to bubble and blister. Don’t ignore the signs—investigate and fix the problem pronto.

  4. Musty Odors

    Musty smell inside a garageThat funky smell in the air? It could be a sign of mold and mildew lurking in your water-damaged ceiling. Mold loves damp environments, so if you catch a whiff of something musty, it’s time to investigate. Don’t let mold take hold—address the issue before it gets out of hand.

  5. Visible Mold GrowthFirefly visible black mold growth on wall of a house 84103

    Speaking of mold, keep an eye out for any dark spots or patches on your ceiling. Mold loves to make itself at home in water-damaged areas, so if you spot any suspicious growth, it’s time to act. Mold isn’t just unsightly—it can also pose serious health risks.

  6. High Water Bills

    Firefly person looking at a bill with a look of horror and shock 99757Noticed a sudden spike in your utility bills? This could be a sign of hidden water damage in your ceiling. Leaky pipes or roof damage can lead to water seeping into your home, driving up your water usage and bills. If your bills are skyrocketing (more than usual), it’s worth investigating the cause.

If you spot any of these signs of water damage in your ceiling, don’t wait to get help. Reach out to us at Red Truck Disaster Response—we are here to lend a hand. Our team of experts specializes in water damage restoration and remediation, and we’re ready to help you tackle any ceiling woes. With our prompt and professional service, you can trust us to get your home back in tip-top shape in no time.

About Red Truck Disaster Response in Boise, IdahoFirefly map showing Boise, Idaho 24286

Before starting Red Truck Disaster Response in 2016, owner Patrick Coppi spent more than 30 years working in the restoration industry. Through his experience working for a national franchise, he saw first-hand how larger companies fail to provide the level of customer service their clients need and deserve when they are going through a loss to their home. He started Red Truck and made the conscious decision to put service first. Our clients are our highest priority. With a focus on professional and supportive service and open communication, we help our clients restore both their homes and their lives after a disaster. We will work with any insurance company and can handle any size loss. If you face a loss of any kind, 24/7, call our hotline (208) 225-6896 and we’ll be happy to help!