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Ceiling Water Stains: Common Causes and What to Do

Water stains are never a fun sight to see, especially when they are on your ceiling. Acting quickly and identifying where the leak is coming from is important. An obvious clue is where your ceiling stain is located and what room it is underneath. Let’s look at common causes of ceiling water staining.

Leaky Pipes

If a pipe in your bathroom starts leaking upstairs, it can lead to ceiling staining. If the stain is located under your bathroom than this is most likely the cause. Check the pipes in your bathrooms upstairs to see if there are any holes or water in areas. You may be able to simply repair the leak or you may need to replace the pipe all together.

Roof Leaks

Sometimes water stains on your ceiling can come from your roof. If there is any damage to your roof where water can enter than you may have a roof leak. Besides a leak, there can be other sources of water seepage.  If you find a stain after a period of snow, it could be from an ice dam or melted snow on your roof. If you think your ceiling stain is coming from your roof, your best bet is to contact a roofing company to asses and repair the damage.

Laundry Room Issues

If your laundry room is upstairs than a ceiling stain underneath could indicate issues with your washing machine or piping in the room. Check to see if there are any leaks when your washing machine is running, if you do not see anything you may need to call a plumber to check the area for you.

The worst thing you can ever do is to ignore a water stain on your ceiling. Finding the source and repairing the issue will save you from a huge disaster down the road!

Of course, should you experience water damage to your home ServiceMaster Restoration is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, ready to help in emergencies such as these. Our professional technicians use advanced products, procedures, and equipment to take care of your water damage. Don’t try to handle it on your own. We are here to help.