How to Repair Drywall Ceiling Water Damage

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Water damage on your ceiling can come from a number of sources. Leaky roof, frozen gutters and leaky pipes are just a few of the causes. Sometimes this damage is so great that a full ceiling replacement is necessary. In this case you will need to pull down all of the drywall and put up new pieces. However, sometimes the water damage has only happened to a small portion of the ceiling. Save yourself some time, money and effort in these cases and just replace the portion that is damaged. The first step is to make sure you have identified the source of the leak and repaired it to ensure it never happens again. Next you can work on the replacement. There are a number of ways this can be done as highlighted in the article below. You can patch the ceiling, replace the small section that is damaged or create a drywall access panel. This step by step guide will make it possible to repair your ceiling yourself. However, if you don’t have any experience with this type of work you may want to bring in a pro so it doesn’t look like a patch job. A seamless repair is important to fixing water damage in your ceiling. Take a look at the process and decide for yourself if you can take it on.

Water from the leaky shower drain dripped from the shower drain PVC pipe U-bend onto the suspended drywall basement ceiling. The leak caused the drywall paper backing to delaminate and eroded the gypsum drywall material leaving a crater. There are several methods to repair damaged drywall. The best option depends the extent of the damage (small or large area) and location (wall or ceiling).

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