If you flood the neighbors above, then the suspended ceiling will hold water, so it does not suffer the furniture and appliances Many people like ceilings for their undeniable advantages: beauty, ease of installation and operation, as well as the ability to make out the bare concrete slab perfectly flat surface. However, in our lives, such incidents happen, like flooding water. What if a stretch ceiling accumulated water? In fact, the situation is not as bad as it might seem at first glance.
Suspended ceiling holds water: Truth or Myth
The fact that the suspended ceiling is made of high quality PVC fabric, is able to retain a considerable amount of water - it's true! However, do not think that water can remain there indefinitely. Of course, the likelihood that water gets into the room there. What to do in a situation, if you notice that the suspended ceiling is filled with water.
Suspended ceiling is able to hold the water for 2-3 days
Procedure for the Gulf of stretch ceiling, or if the roof leaked:
- Turn off the electricity in the room where the ceiling leaked.
- If a drop of water to penetrate into the apartment through the holes for lights, then substitute a large container to collect water.
- Now unplug the whole apartment, since the ceiling water can penetrate to other sources of electricity, in addition to ceiling lighting.
- Now go up to the apartment, where they live neighbors above. Let them know about what is happening, if they still do not know. If the neighbors in the apartment there is a flood of utility systems, then immediately call the appropriate emergency services and help to cope with the flood waters. Do not forget to turn off the electricity in the neighboring apartment if necessary.
- In order to save the ceiling should call the emergency team from the company that manufactured the ceiling. The list of services includes travel in the event of flooding.
In no case does not puncture the bladder, resulting in a consequence of flooding. This will cause huge unrecoverable hole in the canvas.
How much water resistant suspended ceiling
There are different versions about the ability of a stretch ceiling hold water: basic information is based on a hypothetical amount equal to one hundred liters. However, the figure may vary depending on several factors.
Stretch ceiling withstands about 100 liters per 1 sq. meter
What is the potential impact on the amount of retained water:
- The area of the ceiling surface. The larger the area, the correspondingly lower amount of water that is able to keep the ceiling.
- The quality of fabric. PVC can have a different ability to retain water, depending on its quality. Order the ceiling only from reliable companies.
- tensile force. The stronger, strained fabric, the thinner it becomes. Accordingly thin ceiling to be less reliable.
Fabric ceiling has no capacity to hold water. After a major flood fabric ceiling is likely to have to change. Vinyl web in this respect much benefit to the fabric.
Self-pumping water from the stretch ceiling
If theoretically imagine the situation that you have nowhere to turn for help and flooded the ceiling has to save yourself, then of course you need to develop an action plan for such a scenario. In general, the situation where a water bladder has to fight on their own, it is desirable to eliminate, because to correct the situation is not so easy without special equipment. However, it should be considered such a situation.
To pump water from the stretch ceiling, need 2-3 people
What do you do if you were left alone with the flooded vinyl ceiling:
- After you have disconnected the power sources and deal with the source of flooding, you can proceed to the main part of the work.
- Prepare a sufficient number of empty containers for water.
- Find a partner to deal with flooding.
- Prepare a stepladder or a high table.
- If the amount of water is not very large, it is possible to drain the water from the orifices in the ceiling. To remove this lamp or chandelier and water to adjust the slit.
- If a lot of water and ceiling sagged badly, then remove the liquid will help automotive pump for pumping fuel. Siphoned water from the capsule with water in an empty container.
- If your ceiling is solid, it is necessary to release the blade edge of a baguette.
- After water was drained you need to dry the inside surface of the web and heat to form came to normal. These procedures are best left to professionals who can wait until the main problem has been eliminated.
It is better not to hurry with the restoration of the ceiling. As a result of an improper attachment you can damage it. Call the experts to restore the vinyl surface.
How to dry suspended ceiling after flooding
After the main problem has been resolved, the next question is how to restore the ceiling. Recovery mainly consists in drying the web.
In order not to wait until the suspended ceiling to dry naturally, you must use an ordinary hair dryer
There are different kinds of ways to dry the ceiling after the flood:
- Technical. Call the company to install the ceilings, and it quickly and accurately return the ceiling pristine condition.
- Do not refill the ceiling in baguette for a few days until the moisture will not go away naturally. To speed up the recovery process of sagging sections fit normal household hair dryer in the absence of a building.
If as a result of accumulated under the ceiling protopleniya hot water, then the risk for the vinyl will be critical. Deformations caused hot water can be irreversible.
Fabric ceilings: repairs after the Gulf
The fabric is very poorly tolerate flooding. If the volume of the water was great, it is likely that the ceiling will have to change. However, there are cases where the leak is small. Then you can do "little blood" and to make small manipulations of the fabric ceiling transformation.
If the fabric has been flooded stretch ceiling, it is recommended to eliminate the defects cause professionals who appreciate its condition and take action
What are the options for the transformation of the tissue of the ceiling after the flooding there:
- Small stains from dirt and rust can try to clean with a soft cloth using a detergent.
- Folk remedy against rust on the fabric - is ammonia.
- Surface cleaning using detergent cleaner. The presence of such devices greatly simplify the operation of the fabric ceiling, and housekeeping in general.
- ceiling painting. Fabric ceiling can be painted! This property will be indispensable if the ceiling there was a large stain of rust. Wait for the complete drying of the tissue and the host for the application of paint.
If you know that the floods in the house can be a frequent occurrence, it is best to install the vinyl ceiling.
Heavily flooded suspended ceiling (video)
Gulf vinyl ceiling looks terrifying. However, to pump out flooded the ceiling - it's real. In addition, the elapsed suspended ceiling will be the salvation of the entire apartment. This is not all the reasons for the installation of stretch ceiling, however, that the PVC canvas rescued from floods in the home, is a strong argument in favor of such a ceiling cover.
Suspended ceiling flooded (photo examples)