Water damage is dangerous. It can ruin so many things, from wood, to flooring, to ceilings. Ceiling water damage can be difficult to deal with, but it’s one of the easier replacement jobs you can do. It can be a scary thing, though, so always go for a professional if you’re unsure of what to do.
There are plenty of guides on how to do it, though. Damage Control 911 has a lot of different information on replacing water damaged areas in your ceiling or walls.
Since ceilings are made out of drywall or plaster, it can easily absorb water damage and become discolored with splotchy brown spots. At this point, it’s hard to dry and it would be easier to replace it since drywall is porous. It will warp the dry wall and possibly cause it to crack under its own weight, leaving you with an unsightly hole in your ceiling.
This is especially dangerous because it can fall on you. Mold is also very possible when it comes to moist environments, whether it’s on the ceiling or walls. It will cause a lot of health problems for you and your family if you let it grow and spread through your house. Get it fixed as soon as possible!