What type of services are provided by ceiling fixers?
When it comes to trades, ceiling fixers may be a term that you are less familiar with. A ceiling fixer, or ceiling repairs professional in Perth will specialise in providing services for commercial or residential spaces. Your ceiling can provide quite a visual statement, and we’d like it to be an amazing one.
In Perth, ceiling fixers may focus on the following types of services:
- Ceiling restoration and repair work
- Repair of ceiling cracks
- Dealing with damp ceilings
- Fixing ceilings that are sagging
- Repair Plaster or Gyprock ceilings
This can be for both commercial ceilings and for residential ceilings in Perth.
Let’s look a little more at what each service is about when you choose a ceiling fixer in Perth
Ceiling Fixers who do restoration and repair work
Ceiling restoration can come about due to damage to a ceiling, from storms, age of the property, or the ceiling being impacted by another structure in the house. Restoration and repair work is important, as leaving a ceiling in a state of disrepair can even become a health hazard.
What about ceiling cracks; what’s involved?
Working with an experienced professional means that you can take the guesswork out of whether it is just a cosmetic crack, or if there is a bigger issue at play. Our experience in Perth means we are familiar with different suburbs from the hills to the coastline, and from older homes to newer builds. Whether it is from shifts in foundations or from an extension on your home, we can help determine what the best course of action is should a ceiling crack need fixing.
Damp Ceilings – how do they occur?
A damp ceiling happens due to water damage – this may be from when your house was built and the roofing contractors missed a join in the flashing, causing water to slowly seep in over time, overflowing gutters that seep back into your house, or an upstairs bathroom with a leak.
The process can be quite slow, and dangerous. The damp can cause ceilings to collapse, develop mold, and become hazardous to other fixtures
Damp can also occur in wet areas with poor ventilation, and the ceiling does not have the chance to dry out from any condensation.
Water leaks, or water pooling can cause a ceiling to sag, however they can also sag due to termites, age of the house, or structural issues.
Sometimes the entire ceiling in a room may need to be replaced, others it may be a section of the ceiling.
A ceiling fixer can help you work out the cause, and work on a solution with you and other trades who may be required.
If you are occupying a dwelling with a sagging ceiling, you may want to get guidance on how to manage safety, or make plans to be out of the space while repairs are done.
Repair Plaster and Gyprock Ceilings
When there are cracks between sheets, it can go a little beyond DIY expertise to repair your ceiling. Making sure that your ceiling is level and there are no lumps and bumps is where you can have confidence in a professional.
Experience and expertise will help fix the problem, and get it finished.
If there are ceiling roses or other aesthetic features to your ceiling, your repairer will be able to guide you on the best course of action to fix any issue.
When you contact someone to help you with your ceiling, here’s what they will do:
- Ask you a series of questions about your concern.
Expect to be asked about where the problem is, how long you have noticed it for, how old your house is, what type of foundations your house is built upon,, what your house is made out of.
2. Ask about the level of urgency, or if it is part of a scope of works
If your ceiling has collapsed, for example due to storm damage, you may be asked further questions around whether insurance is involved, whether the area is secured, and some more questions to determine the safety of anyone entering the area.
If it is for a renovation project, you get asked questions about who is project managing, and what other works need to be completed before the ceiling works can be carried out.
If it is a ceiling crack, it may be a matter of booking the job in, which leads us to access.
3. Ask about access
It will be important to advise whether the area that needs assessing can be easiliy accessed. This will also include agreeing a time of day, and if there are other trades on site, who the appropriate person is to contact on the day.
4. Assess the works that need to be completed
Once at your location (residential or commercial), the works will be assessed, and a scope provided on what is included and what is excluded for the repairs to be carried out.
5. Provide you with a written quote
Once you are happy with the quote and have agreed with the repair works to be completed, the next part of the process is the booking of the works.
6. Book the repair!
You will also know anything that needs to be done before the ceiling repairs can be completed. This will help you to prepare the room, or to ensure any other trades that need complete pre work have done so (for example, if it is an upstairs bathroom leak causing a damp roof the plumber would complete their works first).
Depending on the type of repair, you may also need to prepare the space and access. This may include ensuring any family members or pets, are out of the work zone in the case of residential, and also having a management plan for commercial premises so that you can manage impact to customers and employees.
The team at Heron Ceilings take pride in helping you through your ceiling repair process, and are a phone call away for you to talk through any questions or concerns you may have.