Lexington Ceiling Water Damage Repair Services

Water damage is already a tedious process that heavily impacts families all around the globe and having water damage in ceilings only makes it worse. Ceiling damage is often harder and more difficult to repair. Putting it off will definitely result in more detrimental damage to your household. Therefore, if you have experienced or think you may have some type of ceiling damage, call the water damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster Fire and Water Restoration for help today!

How to Manage Water Damage in Your Ceiling

The best and only way to manage water damage in your ceiling is to have a professional water damage restoration company quickly repair the damage. Another possible alternative is to try to fix this yourself, however, ceiling damage can be tricky to locate and repair correctly. Failing to clean the infected area quickly and correctly can lead to mold that can further damage the structure of your home.

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Brennan Turley
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We recently had a busted pipe in our bathroom while at work, and we had major water damage. Servicemaster was there within a couple hours or our problem to start the process of drying out the house. Derek and his crew were very friendly and helpful in explaining and walking us thru the whole process from beginning to end. If we ever have another emergency like this Servicemaster will be the only people we call!
UK Parent
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My insurance agent gave me a list of numbers and Service Master respond to my call within a couple of hours and had someone at my house started on my flooded basement by midmorning. Everyone I spoke with throughout the process was professional and knew what they were doing.
Lauren Nielson
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Highly recommend this company! Tuesday afternoon, I came home on my lunch break and stepped into ankle deep water thanks to our water heater busting. We have a one story house on a slab and every single room in the house was flooded. Within a couple hours we had someone from ServiceMaster come out to our house to take a look and he was very nice. He left with the promise that he was going to get his guys out that night to start the cleanup process and he made good on that promise. Within 20-30 minutes of leaving our house, he called to let us know when his guys would be coming. They moved all of our stuff and hooked up so much equipment to help dry our house. I am grateful to these employees for how long they stayed at our house in order to get everything done. Thanks to the quick response on their part, our baseboards and drywall were saved. Thank you for making this terrible situation not so terrible!

What to Do If There's Water Damage in Your Ceiling?

There are several steps that need to be immediately taken when you have found water damage in your ceiling. 

Create A Temporary Solution

Before finding the source of the leak, it is vital to stop the water from dripping down and eventually flooding the surroundings. To do this, clear the general vicinity that the water is dripping onto, from the ceiling. Clear your furniture and nearby appliances to ensure nothing gets further damaged.

Place towels down to help drain and soak the water, and place a bucket directly down from the leak. Next, create a hole in the center of the leak, which allows more water to drip into the bucket you placed, instead of soaking the ceiling, and to give you more control over where the water goes.

Locate The Leak

Once you’ve created a temporary solution for the water to drip into, its time to track down the cause of the leak and repair it. Tracking down the leak isn’t as simple as it seems, as water can travel anywhere within the house, from the roof, to the basement and anywhere in between.

In order to help better locate the main cause of the ceiling water damage, you might need to cut a hole in the ceiling to find the path the water is coming from.

As leaks typically come from broken pipes, another way to locate the leak is by inspecting nearby pipes for damage or corrosion. Be sure to look out for cracks or holes. When doing so, equip yourself with a flashlight. The next way of finding the leak from pipes is by placing sheets of toilet paper, or any cloth along the pipes. Give it some time, and if there is a leak, the material would be moist, giving you a better understanding of where the leak might have came from.

Water damage might also have came from the roof, be on the lookout for obvious signs such as holes. Be sure to search your house as much as possible, and heavily inspect the nearby areas of the leak.


Once the source of the leak has been found, you should allow for all affected areas to thoroughly dry before starting the repairing process. Do so by giving it more open space, or utilize a fan to speed up the drying process. Once done, ensure that the source of the leak has been fully dried before continuing. If the leak is overwhelming, you may need to call a water cleanup service to help remove all of the water from the area.

Restore Your Ceiling

Now that you’ve settled the source of the leak, the last step would be to repair your ceiling. Such as replacing the affected walls/ceiling if it’s beyond repair, or repainting the ceiling if its a minor leak.

After that, you can simply replace your furniture and appliances if needed, and put them back to place, once ensured that there are no longer any water leaks.

Seek Additional Help

When having to clean up and repair your leaking ceiling it might be exceptionally hard. It’s always better to seek help a professionals like ourselves at ServiceMaster to help ensure your home will not be damaged due to the leak.

Common Causes of Ceiling Water Damage

There are a variety causes of water damage in the ceiling. Here are some of the more common ones:

  • Leaking/Damaged Pipes: Pipes usually burst or get damaged during the winter season. The most common reason for a damaged pipe is due to how long they have been last changed, or due to the difference in pressure when water in the pipe expands. Pipes can typically last for 70-100 years without needing change, however its best to inspect them occasionally in order to avoid something that can be easily fixed.
  • Broken/Leaking Appliances: Larger appliances that utilize more water, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, or washing machines, are more prone to pipes breaks/leaks, and can cause water damage. The best way to avoid this is by regularly inspecting behind and underneath your appliances, as that is where the leaks come from.
  • Leaking Roof: There are numerous causes for a roof leak. During heavy rains/tough weather conditions, the chances of your roof leaking, increases, as the shingles will be more prone to damages, which ultimately leads to a leaking roof. The best way to prevent this, is by regularly hiring someone to do an inspection, or by immediately replacing shingles that have been damaged, torn, or missing.
  • Clogged Gutters: Clogged gutters are also a common cause for water leaks in the ceiling. As the trapped water builds up in your drainage system or water tank, it might lead to leaks coming into your ceiling. The most efficient way to prevent this is by inspecting and cleaning your gutters, every other month.
  • Excess Moisture Within Your Home: An excessively high amount of moisture in homes typically built up when the humidity is too high. Damp areas such as bathrooms, as well as kitchens, could also possibly lead to mold, foul odor, and leaks. Excess moisture normally doesn’t cause too much water damage, but it still important to avoid such a thing from happening. You can do so by using a dehumidifier in a damp room, or by utilizing exhaust fans to avoid excess moisture.

How Much Does It Cost To Repair a Ceiling After Water Damaged?

The cost to repair a water damaged ceiling, heavily varies, depending on the type of ceiling, the source of the leak, how big is the affected area, as well as many more factors that come into play when trying to estimate the cost of your water damaged ceiling.

Here is a rough estimate of how much your project might cost, depending on various factors:

Based On Type Of Damage

  • Water Marks: Water marks on ceilings usually aren’t as impactful in comparison to other types of water damages, however, this still requires a qualified repairman to fix. 
  • Sagged Ceilings: Sagged ceilings require more work such as cutting out the ceiling & replacing it, as well as having to re-paint it. The price will vary according to how big the affected ceiling is.
  • Cracks: Cracks are typically more expensive. Factors such as the size of the crack, location, and more, will heavily affect the price needed to repair the crack.

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Ceiling Leaks?

Homeowner’s insurance policies differ from one another, therefore, this is only a quick summary of what the general homeowner’s insurance will cover in terms of ceiling leaks:

What Your Homeowners Insurance Covers

  • Sudden And Accidental Damage: If the leak was caused by an unexpected source, that isn’t an unresolved maintenance, the majority of homeowner’s insurance policies will cover it.
  • Affected Areas: Your homeowner’s insurance will most likely cover the affected areas such as ceilings, flooring, or walls that have been affected by the water damage but won’t cover the source of the damage.

What Homeowners Insurance Doesn’t Cover

  • Unresolved Maintenance: If you have ongoing maintenance that is unresolved, and the leak leads back to it, your homeowner’s insurance will most likely not cover it.
  • Source Of The Damage: Most homeowner’s insurance don’t cover the source of the water damage such as a damaged appliance, but most do cover what the leak has affected such as the ceiling or flooring.

*Homeowner’s insurance policies vary, and every case is different. Therefore, this summary is just the general concept of what your homeowner’s insurance may cover. The best way to find out what your coverage is, is by contacting your insurance company and seek for further assistance.

Contact our Ceiling Water Damage Repair Experts Today!

Water damage is highly destructive to our daily lifestyle and requires tedious, tiresome, and overall unwanted long-hours to fully repair. Here at ServiceMaster Fire & Water Restoration Services, we completely understand your problems regarding water damage, and have made it our purpose to help individuals like you who require professional help to repair & fix your water damage, right here, in Lexington, Kentucky!

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