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4 Warning Signs of Spontaneous False Ceiling Collapse



Catching false ceilings before they fall

Last Thursday marks just one more, among many other cases in the past six months, of spontaneous ceiling collapses. Enough to make you think, “Is mine next?” The good news is that these things don’t just happen; it’s stress that’s built up over time and there are usually warning signs. Here are four main signs to look out for before you call in someone to fix up your false ceiling.

  

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Sagging

Nothing good ever comes out of sagging. Saggy pants, saggy fats, saggy b… you get the idea. It’s no different for false ceilings. A small inverted bump or “pillow” is the first sign of ceiling strain. Act fast – get it inspected immediately!

 

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Leaks

Unless you’ve got a habit of shooting water guns up into the air, there shouldn’t be ANY water on the ceiling. Ever. Plaster ceilings happily drink up water. And if you’ve ever picked up a bucket of water, you know that water is HEAVY. False ceilings and excess weight are not friends. Act fast – get it inspected immediately!


Cracking Sounds

Hear creaking, cracking, and popping? It’s just the building settling, you say? I COULD be the building just getting old. But never assume so. They could be signs of an imminent collapse. Act fast – get it inspected immediately!

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Visual Cracking

The thing that’s worse than cracking sounds are cracks you can see. No, they aren’t just cracked paint. They’re a sign that something is straining the structure itself and, therefore, the ceiling. Act fast – get it inspected immediately!


I see one, so what do I do?


If you haven’t already got the idea, ACT FAST – GET IT INSPECTED IMMEDIATELY. The faster potential problems are identified, the faster they can be remedied, and you’ll never have a case of a false floor.


Found none but still concerned? Grab a measuring tape and spirit level. Measure the height where the ceiling meets the wall. Then measure the height in the middle of the room. A difference of 12mm or more could indicate the something has come loose. Using a spirit level over areas of the ceiling will confirm any unevenness in the ceiling.


Either way, call in the experts. Call your contractor. And if you’re not satisfied with their assessment and recommendation, you could call in a qualified building inspector. Just do it quick.


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Kenny Tan, 

SIXiDES Editorial Team

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