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Leaky Ceiling

A leaky ceiling means there’s a probable hole in your roof. Moreover, It can happen for a variety of reasons, like improper roof installation, wind or storm damage, a problem with the plumbing, and lack of building maintenance. But if it hasn’t been raining, it’s more likely that there’s a problem with your plumbing system and leaky ceiling

Also, And this problem should be taken as the main priority on your list of home maintenance issues. Otherwise, having a bad roof can do damage to your home.

But, don’t panic! Similarly, The problem can get fixed with the help of a professional plumber. Over the past seven years, Everest Drain’s team of water damage experts has seen this happen more than we can count. 

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In the same way, immediate action is needed to avoid further damage to your home. So, here are the to-do lists you should do when you find your roof is leaking.

  • When you see water flowing into your building, remove the equipment, and clear the area to reduce damage. After clearing the area, collect the water in a bucket.
  • Make sure to mark the area where your leak is located. It makes it easier to show your leaking area to the plumbing contractors.
  • Check if there are other leaks in your building.
  • After you checked for the leaks, you have to get that leak fixed. Reach out to your local professional contractors and ask them to examine the leak and fix it.

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Signs of a leaking roof

  • Stained ceiling and walls
    Dripping water in your ceiling will create a discolored area.  If the leak is near a wall, the water stains could run down the wall and this could cause water damage within the wall.
  • Odor and mold
    The water constantly entering your building can create mold. A mold problem in your house shouldn’t be taken lightly as it could cause bad odor and is a hazard to our health.
  • Water dripping
    If you see water entering your building or dripping above your head is a sign of a roof leak. This type of leak could cause damage to not only your roof and building structure, but it could damage other valuable items inside your building as well.
  • Sagging ceiling
    As the water saturates the ceiling material, it weakens it and causes the ceiling to start to sag.
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Why Water Leaks From Your Ceiling?

Water leaks from the ceiling are usually due to plumbing problems or roof leaks. Plumbing problems like leaking pipes, pipes freezing, or sometimes bathroom caulk eventually wears away and will allow water to enter the walls and drip down to the ceiling. Also, pipes and plumbing connections may leak over time. And sometimes, pipes may burst, or devices can leak. Therefore, in most cases, plumbing leaks could be the problem if the ceiling water damage is directly below a bathroom or kitchen.

Why do you need to repair the ceiling?

A leaky ceiling can damage the house structure in so many ways, and some of them are:

  • A leaky ceiling damages its surface and affects its plaster and paint. Plaster cracks and the paint starts to peel off from the ceiling.
  • If your home has electrical wiring in the ceiling, a leaking roof could pose a fire threat from shorted wires.
  • Constant water leaking through the roof can easily make its way into the walls and can cause peeling of paint, dampness on the walls, and cracking of plaster.
  • A leaky ceiling is a perfect spot for mold and mildew to grow. The spread of the mold all around the house can cause serious health issues like allergies, asthma, and respiratory diseases.
  • The constant water leakage can easily make its way from the ceiling to the walls and into the foundation of the house which is a very costly affair to repair the damaged foundation.
  • Leaking roofs can cause permanent damage to the structural integrity of a house.


A leaking ceiling can cause damage to your house if you don’t take care of it instantly. So, it is important to remedy the problem before it grows. If you are looking for ceiling water damage repairs, let Everest Drain & Plumbing help you. We can guarantee that our experience in this trade of water damage repairs will ensure that your buildings will be well-protected from water and the problems it brings alongside it. We provide emergency services 24/7 to residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Call us today at (416) 383-7378.

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