There is to be very attentive in order to diagnose is often not possible to detect them to find hidden in the plenum (air space between the ceiling of the floor and ceiling) and not rely on trap doors to access the inside of the roof. This type of problems only detect when to repair of the leak or loss of water it is necessary to drill the ceiling plasterboard or plaster. At the moment when we will use to inspect the inside of the ceiling is.
Here we can see a clear example. The cause of the malfunction was a leak in the roof of the building that are on the ceiling, dropping all water leak on the plates from plaster .
Damage caused by a leak in a plasterboard ceiling.
In the next picture you can see areas colored green. Dark spots that appear the coloured areas are the fungi caused by excess moisture caused by the leak and possibly by the comfortable temperature (for the proliferation of fungi) produced by recessed spotlights in ceiling.
Fungi in a false ceiling as a result of a leak.
In this other picture we can see another colored area, this time from Orange. In it we see that because excess moisture for a long period of time the plaster that had been around the screws that endured more weight fell apart, added to the weight of the water accumulated in the ceiling plenum during filtration, did the plachas give up and separated from the metal structure that holds the roof. Creating a situation of risk through plate. You don’t need to wait for a week for us to start replacing or building your roofing because the Roofing Contractors in Hamilton respond quickly visit Hamilton Roofing to get more information on our Roofing services.
Plate detached screw due to leak water.
The measured proofreader to solve these problems is by removing the plates of plasterboard, check the metallic structure of bearing capacity and strengthen it in the event that it is necessary, to replace new plates of plasterboard and Finish the work with a joint treatment (filler boards of union between plates with paper tape and liquid gasket). In this way, we will retain the healthy part of the ceiling, we will change the affected part. Saving in the repair of the roof, generating less waste and maintaining quality levels.
A good solution for any servicing or inspections periodic false ceilings inside is to place access hatches, also known as log hatches. By placing a record on the roof which will virtually unnoticed and with a single click can Open the ceiling and access to its interior.
I hope it has been interesting.
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