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Water Stains - Why Not to Paint Over

1/3/2023 (Permalink)

Water Stains on your ceiling? 

Prospective buyers find a water stain on your ceiling- one that you have potentially ignored for years. Don't run for paint and the home improvement store. Instead call SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas. 

Paint Remedy:

Water stains are signs of water damage. Until you get to the root of the problem painting over the stain will only make the situation worst. The paint will allow for a perfect environment for mold and mildew to continue to grow on. 

Common Causes of Water Stains on Your Ceiling:

  1. Clogged gutters.
    • Full or clogged gutters are the likely culprit if you’ve experienced heavy or persistent rain.
  2. Leaky pipes.
    • They could run from a bathroom, air conditioner, refrigerator, or dishwasher if one is located in the room above the stained ceiling. 
  3. Caulking issue.
    • If the caulking that surrounds your bathtub or shower deteriorates, water can leak down into the ceiling below. 


Water stains should be repaired immediately in order to avoid further damage to ceilings. So before you pick up the paint can, call a professional like SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas.


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