Water can damage a lot of things inside the house including drywall, forming mold in wall and ceiling which can be dangerous to the health and safety of the people living inside the house, that is why it is important to make sure that ceiling tiles are water proof and drywall are kept dry and away from water. The needs to create a something like a Waterproof Lay in Ceiling Tile is important because it can help to prevent expensive repair in the future and the job is not be as hard as many people would think.
When there is a water leak in the ceiling, it is important to find out where the leak is coming from before trying to repair or resolve the problems in order to prevent further damage and unnecessary work. According to Lietz J. (n.d) “it is possible to determine the source of water damage before initiating your waterproofing repairs” and one can do this by “removing any damaged drywall or wood from the ceiling” in order to find out where the water is coming from so that they can patch the hole and prevent more water from entering before initiating the repair of the ceiling. Also it is important to remove the mold if one happens to see it because this can cause serious health issues later on.
There are many industrial equipment and supply that can help to repair this type of problem, these include tile saw to cut the wall where the leak is located, a bucket to catch the water where the water is dripping, and mold remover to clean the mold before repairing the tiles. After the water leak has been repaired, one can buy impervious tiles to replace their ceiling with because these types of tiles are the densest and they absorb the least amount of water compared to other tiles. According to Roger “impervious tiles are the densest porcelain because they absorb between 0.001% and 0.5% of their weight in water so they are suitable for all applications”.
Tiles cannot be one hundred percent waterproof, but one can make it so that it is more resistance to water. It is also important to understand that before trying to install a waterproof tile, one needs to know the type of environment one is living in. For example according Roger people in Alaska would need to install tiles that are more resistance to moist because if the tile is absorbing a lot of moist it can freeze and causing the tile to crack because when water freezes it turns into ice and expand causing even wall to crack. But if one is living in a hot and dry environment like Arizona then it is okay to install a type of tile that absorb moister because since the environment is dry the most absorbed by the tiles will be gone in no time.