If you have a popcorn ceiling, you’ll know it offers several advantages. They are known for their acoustical properties, making for a fairly soundproof room. Popcorn ceilings also hide imperfections in the ceiling. And given it’s imperfect texture, it seems easy enough to DIY a popcorn ceiling patch job. But before you Google “how to patch a popcorn ceiling”, you will want to know what mistakes to avoid.
Common Mistake With a Popcorn Ceiling Patch Job
When your popcorn ceiling has a water stain or other signs of damage, naturally you want to cover it up quickly. You scour the internet for tips on how to patch the ceiling. You watch YouTube tutorials to make sure you don’t make a mistake. However, the biggest mistake people make when attempting a popcorn ceiling patch job is that they don’t investigate the cause of the damage.
You will be doing yourself a disservice by fixing the problem without finding what caused the problem in the first place. Not only will you inevitably need to patch it all over again down the line, but you could also be letting water damage go unchecked.
The damage to your popcorn ceiling may be a sign of hidden water damage. Maybe it’s from the roof or an upstairs bathroom. Or it may be a leaking pipe that has caused water to drip and run along the pipe, dripping onto the ceiling. The trapped moisture can’t drain or dry once it gets in the walls and ceiling. This will result in mold and rot, severely damaging the walls, ceilings, and wooden studs underneath.
Missing an underlying water damage issue could set you up for some costly repairs down the road. Repairs that may not be covered by your homeowners insurance. So how do you know if the damage to your popcorn ceiling is due to water damage?
By calling in a professional!
Call Ai Restoration for an Inspection Today
By not identifying the true source of the damage, the damage will reoccur and you will have wasted both time and money. Hiring Ai Restoration, with our expertise in water damage repairs, guarantees that you will receive the proper solution to your problem. We will find the root of the problem and fix it right the first time!
Ai Restoration is a stucco, stone, and siding repair company outside of Philadelphia. Our skilled professionals have 17 years of experience with residential water remediation, restoration, and repair.
Stay dry with Ai by contacting us at 215-794-6858 for an inspection today!