Home Handyman

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Water Damage
CHS


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 284
Date:
Water Damage


Hey ya'll. Out here in Northern AZ we get a moonsoony type rain in the Summers.
Well, I'm taking care of a friends house while he is in Alaska. Sunday night it rained like crazy. It started to come in the bathroom and then REALLY started to come in.

After it let up I went on the roof and found 2 drains plugged. It is a flat roof that is tapered toward the drains. I was up the looking at a 1-time leak over the living room and cleaned around all the drains. These drains ALSO have a little grate down inside the drain cover and this is what was clogged up.

I unclogged them both and the pics will show what I'm left with. The other drain is above his bedroom/office which he keeps locked.................don't care and don't wanna know............but I hope it didn't leak in there as well. I guess we'll find out later.

Anyway, I'm not much of a paint guy and only a fair with sheetrock. Can this paint just be cut away, a scooch of mud and then repainted without too much fuss???? It's a pretty good bubble doncha think???

Well, a suggestion or 2 would be appreciated. Not a big hurry to repair this as I've got about 3 weeks until his return but I know he will just ask me to take care of it the best I can.

Peace and Goodwill, John



Ayuh.............the pictures.................



-- Edited by CHS at 18:22, 2008-08-19

Attachments
__________________
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.


Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 2375
Date:

Whooo! That's some dandy bubblin'. Dammit. So, you've got the source dealt with, right? I'll bet that cha can just scrape the bad stuff away, repaint the affected area and be OK. Ya may wanta use some of that BIN or KILLZ stuff to prime the area first. That way any chance of a water stain bleedin' through is stopped. I think you can get away without resorting to any drywall or mud type of repairs. Good luck.

__________________

Glitter Text Maker



Anything worth doing is worth overdoing !
CHS


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 284
Date:

That's kinda what I thought but the Kilz primer is a good idea. I'll have to look in the garage for leftover paint.

He's also had a little water leaking in around the window to the side. I guess my question was whether you can peel back the paint to where it's good and apply new.

Nothin like a little experimentation........

__________________
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 9419
Date:

you are gonna have to cut back the damaged part to see if the drywall is in tact or all crumbly - - - - if it is crumbly then you need to cut it back to the nearest nailer (aka stud) and then put in a new piece of drywall and tape, float, texture and paint it - - - however, if the drywall isn't to damaged then just scrape off what is loose and then float a trowel full of mud over the area - - - KILZ is a great idea to prep with no matter what the damage was.

note: there should be a good nailer (aka stud) on both sides of the door?/window? that is below the damage so you can just cut that piece out if needed and have good nailing on both sides but not have to put in a very large piece.

good luck

__________________

"Life is a Poem - - it has Rhyme and Reason" author: Me

CHS


Veteran Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 284
Date:

Judging by the way the water came in, the amount, and that it's a vertical wall..........I'm not expecting the drywall to be damaged. BUT, I haven't cut it back yet so I will let ya know later.

I"m studying for my state contracting license and the test is on Friday so I don't want to get too involved in this just yet. This weekend probably.

If I pass, I'll probably be passed out from the celebration, if'n I don't, I'll just be mopin around all weekend and that would be a good time to do it!! biggrin

Stay tuned.........JD



__________________
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 9419
Date:

Good luck with the test and easy on the celebrating - - LOL

Just go slow and a little at a time on the water damage and the assesment will be easy and painless - - at first just take out what's ugly - yawn

__________________

"Life is a Poem - - it has Rhyme and Reason" author: Me



Senior Member

Status: Offline
Posts: 4169
Date:

yep what mellow yellow said.looks like all recent leaking.no stains.thats a good sign.you need to get that paint off as soon as possible.it will hold the moisture in the sheetrock.that paint held water for a good while before it began to leak.the longer it stays wet the more the rock will degrade.everything above the rock is still wet.it will leak slowly for a while closed up in a flat roof.probably not much ventelation up there.anyway it will be a easy fix.let us know what you find.good luck with your test.i bet you do well.geezer69

__________________
born with nothin....still got most of it...


Newbie

Status: Offline
Posts: 3
Date:

It will have to have the drywall removed and replaced. Pieced in. The reason it looks like it does is because it is gloss paint and held back the water. The drywall has already been compromised as may be any insulation behind it. Drywall is cheap, as is paint, a small bucket of mud and a roll of drywall tape. If it is left the way it is without opening it up, you may be in for some black mold.

__________________


Administrator

Status: Offline
Posts: 2157
Date:

Good advise...Drywall is cheap compared to mold.......

BTW...welcome to the group......

__________________

http://ontariorodders.activeboard.com/

Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard