You may have noticed slight discolorations on your home’s ceiling and wondered what it was. Sometimes when a home’s ceiling starts to get discolored like this it could be a sign of water damage in the home. If your home has water damage it’s important to get a home restoration company to inspect and repair the problem as quickly as possible.
Discolorations on the Ceilings May Be a Sign of Water Damage
One of the tell tale sign of a roof leak or water leak is a discoloration in the ceiling. For ceilings made of wood this discoloration may not be as noticeable. For homes with tile or drywall ceilings the discoloration from water damage will be apparent. Usually the discoloration will be light brown with a darker brown edge of the stain. As the leak continues to happen it will expand the stain on the ceiling.
One way to be sure it’s water damage is to check the spot for moisture. If it feels damp then chances are you have a leak that is slowly destroying your home. If the leak is caused by storm damage and your roof is affected you may notice the discoloration gets bigger each time it rains. That’s why it’s important to make sure you get your home inspected as quickly as possible when you notice this discoloration.
What if The Problem Isn’t Caused by Storm Damage
Just because you have a discoloration in your ceiling doesn’t necessarily mean you have storm damage. In fact, many times, plumbing pipes may cause the same type of damage that storm damage could cause. However, the effect on the home will be the same. There will be a discoloration just like the one pictured above in the image. If you notice a discoloration like this and it’s moist then you’ll need to get it checked out quickly. If the leak occurred near an electrical outlet or light fixture it’s best not to turn the light fixture on and contact us to make sure you don’t have any electrical problems associated with the leak.
For home owners in Michigan that are located in the following areas: West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Franklin, Birmingham, and Bloomfield Hills be sure to contact Michigan Restoration Pros to inspect your home and make sure it’s safe for you and your family. If you do have a leak or storm damage, our home restoration experts can quickly repair the problem and get your home back to normal quickly. Call us today if you have water damage, storm damage, or ceilings discolored from water damage. We’d be glad to speak with you and inspect your home for damage.