Perth Ceiling Maintenance and Cleaning Guide
Performing yearly maintenance on your ceilings will maintain the appearance of your ceilings, leaving them looking fantastic for years to come and keeping you informed of the condition of your ceiling. We have put together this guide for you so that you will be able to maintain your ceilings for the life of your home.
Benefits of ceiling maintenance
Ceiling maintenance is essential for multiple reasons. One of which is that you will be maintaining or improving the aesthetic of your home. Dirty ceilings can make your home look less than ideal, and worst of all, they can affect your indoor air quality.
And the more important aspect is that it will inform you of any minor issues before they can become significant problems. If there are water spots, mold or fungus issues, shingle problems, or any other problem, ceiling maintenance will let you know what is wrong to find out what you need to do to maintain and protect your home.
What are the signs your ceiling is overdue for maintenance?
Your home will let you know when it requires ceiling maintenance. Your ceiling maintenance should be done at least once a year, while some recommendations may be as often as twice a year. If it has been a while since you have completed proper ceiling maintenance, then here are a few things to look for.
Cracks: Ceiling cracks can mean that there are more severe issues. Depending on the type of cracks and how large the cracks have gotten, it could mean that you will need much more severe home repairs than ceiling maintenance.
However, it could be that your home is just settling and that you need a professional ceiling repair company to come and repair the crack.
Cracking sounds: Cracking sounds will be something you want to have a professional company look at. Cracking sounds are also a sign that a much more severe issue could be happening.
Bubbling and sagging: Bubbling drywall could be a sign of water damage, which will mean that you will need to have the source of the water and the drywall repaired as soon as possible. Sagging ceilings can also be caused by water damage.
Mould: Mould is potentially dangerous, but it also spreads quickly, making it hard for most homeowners to fight. If it is not cleaned the first time correctly or left alone and allowed to thrive, it can soon become a much bigger problem than you may be able to manage.
The ceiling maintenance checklist
One: Check for issues that may require a professional ceiling repair company to come and fix. Large cracks, or cracks that extend from the ceiling down the wall, water spots, drooping sheetrock, or missing insulation are all signs that you’re ceiling and your roof may need some immediate attention from a professional.
Two: Check for overall cleanliness and apparent damage. Ensure that there are no areas where mold is beginning to form, that there has not been any physical damage caused to your ceiling and that it is in a good repair.
Three: You will also want to inspect your attic space visually. You will want to ensure that you have a proper amount of insulation, that you do not see any water damage to the inside of your roof, and that all structures are intact without noticeable damage.
Four: Once you have inspected your attic space, you should perform a quality visual inspection on your roof. This will be especially important if you notice any water damage to the inside of your home. Check for loose or broken roofing materials. Make sure that all the flashings are sealed and intact. Ensure that the roof is in an excellent overall condition and that there is no excessive debris, damage from falling limbs, or moss growth on the top.
Five: Ensure that all your gutters and downspouts are operating correctly. Clogged gutters are a significant cause of leaky ceilings. Check the guttering for standing water and algae or moss growth to quickly discover if they are not draining correctly.
Six: Any previous repairs will need to be thoroughly inspected. Any portion of your roof or ceiling that has been repaired in the past is the spot for it to fail, which means that you will need to pay close attention to these areas and ensure that they do not show any signs of failure.
How to clean your ceilings
One: As your clean your ceiling, the dust will fall downward. You should cover anything that you would like to avoid getting dust on. Such as your furniture and wall decorations.
Two: You may want to begin by vacuuming your ceilings. Ceilings do not have many opportunities to get dirty, so dust is the most significant factor. Using a vacuum and the bristled end with a long attachment will allow you to vacuum all the dust off your ceiling. If you have exceptionally tall ceilings, you may have to improvise in another fashion.
Three: If you do not have a vacuum or want a second layer of cleaning, you can use a long-handled dusting pad. Make a water mixture, dishwashing liquid, and white vinegar to clean your ceiling with. It will make your ceilings look new again.
Four: Make sure to pay special attention to your kitchen ceilings due to the potential of grease buildup. And your bathroom ceilings due to the increased chance of mold and mildew buildup.
Five: Clean your walls. A natural sea sponge works well for the areas that need a little extra scrubbing. Make sure that you do not use a colored kitchen sponge as they are likely to stain your walls from the coloring in the sponge.
Six: Step back and look at how much better your home looks.
You will want to give your home’s ceiling a good examination from the outside of your roof to the inside portion of your ceiling. Pay close attention to any damage, wear, or leaks. If they are potential problems causing issues, you will need to call a professional.
Give your walls and ceiling a gentle yet thorough cleaning, starting with the top and working your way down.
If you ever feel like you need a professional inspection, then don’t hesitate to call. Our experienced team at RCI Perth will be happy to perform a full ceiling inspection on your home, ensuring that you know precisely how your house’s roof and ceilings are performing and if there is anything that you will need to be concerned about.