How to Rid Moisture Stains in the Ceiling

During yearly roof inspections, many professionals will also examine your Bedford, TX home’s ceilings for water seepage. Homeowners should know what to look for and take action as soon as possible. If a roof leak is detected and it has created moisture stains in your ceiling, there are a few tricks to make your home look like new again.

The size of the stain should be the deciding factor for what kind of action to take. If there is significant damage, that portion may require complete replacement. Generally speaking, smaller stains can be easily tackled. The top recommendation is to spray the spot with bleach and water solution, which will resolve the spot within a couple of days.

If the stain is relatively old, a mold and mildew remover is more appropriate. For cases of larger watermarks, use a pigmented stain blocker to cover the stain. Rollers can be used for smooth surface application while brushes are better suited for corner. Once the ceiling has dried for at least 24 hours, ceiling paint can be applied over the area.

Don’t try to fix a stain or any damaged drywall until you are sure that the moisture problem has been resolved. A professional at Charles Martin & Son Roofing can help with this project. If you are interested in learning more, contact us today for a free consultation!