Flooding by neighbors from above is always out of time and unpleasant. After all, all the consequences of a leak will have to be cleaned up urgently. And for this sometimes there is no energy and money. But if, holding the will into a fist, one can still find strength, then with money in this regard it is more difficult. Therefore, when eliminating the unpleasant consequences of the presence of water on your ceiling, it would be nice to save.
Low cost, high quality result
The lion's share of expenses can be saved through wage labor. That is, all work on bringing the ceiling to a decent appearance will have to be done on its own. Well, or if you can, call on relatives, friends, good friends who agree to receive tea with a good, tasty, large cake as payment for their services. If there are none, get down to business yourself. Also, can you save or not, it will depend on what your ceiling was before the flood, and what you are going to achieve from it after.
There will be several options for recovery. But all of them are united by the initial stage, eliminating the consequences.
And for him you will need the following:
- Construction spatulas (wide and narrow).
- Brush with metal bristles.
- Sandpaper (a lot).
- Spray gun.
- Table, be sure to test the strength before standing on it.
- Respirator, rubber gloves, work clothes with a hat, special goggles, to protect the eyes from various small debris.
With all this, you will remove the consequences that water has done on your ceiling. All this is inexpensive.
You have already decided that to save money you do all the liquidation work yourself. Do not worry, there is nothing particularly complicated in them. It looks something like this:
- The first stage - first, find out the cause of the leak. It can be like neighbors from above, or pipes that have become unusable between your apartments. The second option will require the participation of plumbers.
- The reason is identified and eliminated. Further, the preparation of the room, which fell into the flood zone, the electrical wiring must be de-energized. Then take out all the furniture in the room, there is no way, hang it with plastic wrap.
- If you have a ceiling covering installed (suspended, suspended, hemmed) it will have to be removed.
- An important stage - the ceiling (not to be confused with the coating) must be properly dried. To speed up the process, use a building hair dryer, if, of course, there is an opportunity.
- Floor and wall coverings, if any, are also subject to disassembly and drying, and they suffered.
- Now proceed to clean the ceiling. This is done using the tool listed above. All spots remaining after water are thoroughly cleaned, then treated with an antibacterial, antifungal solution. Do not skip this stage, because if the mold has settled, then it will multiply and multiply, infecting the space around it with its spores.
It is advisable to clean the entire ceiling after a leak. But this is an extra cost, and you decided to save.
This is where the main difficulties associated with saving arise. Everything will depend on what result you want to get as a result. If you have plans for downtime, plastered, whitewashed or glued with decorative pvc panels ceiling, then this is one expense. Well and, accordingly, a suspended or suspended ceiling will cost you a completely different amount. Indeed, most likely, these works are an impossible task for you, and therefore you will have to hire a team of qualified specialists.