REAC - Unit - Ceiling


Ceiling

The visible overhead structure lining the inside of a room or area.

This inspectable item can have the following deficiencies:

  • Bulging/Buckling
  • Holes/Missing Tiles/Panels/Cracks
  • Peeling/Needs Paint
  • Mold/Mildew/Water Stains/Water Damage

 

Bulging/Buckling

Deficiency: The ceiling is bowed, deflected, sagging, or is no longer aligned horizontally to the extent that ceiling failure is possible.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: N/A

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: You see bulging, buckling, sagging, or a problem with alignment.

 

Holes/Missing Tiles/Panels/Cracks

Deficiency:

- The ceiling surface has punctures that may or may not penetrate completely.

-OR Panels or tiles are missing or damaged.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: You see small holes that are no larger than a sheet of paper, 8½ inches by 11 inches.

-OR No hole or crack penetrates the area above.

-OR You see that no more than 3 tiles or panels are missing.

-OR You see a crack more than 1/8 inch wide and 11 inches long.

Level 2: You see a hole that is larger than a sheet of paper, 8½ inches by 11 inches, but it does not penetrate the area above. You cannot see through it.

-OR You see that more than 3 tiles or panels are missing.

-OR You see a crack more than 1/8 inch wide and 11 inches long.

Level 3: You see a hole that penetrates the area above. You can see through it.

 

Peeling/Needs Paint

Deficiency:

- You see paint that is peeling, cracking, flaking, or otherwise deteriorated.

-OR You see a surface that is not painted.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: The affected area is larger than 1 square foot, but smaller than 4 square feet.

Level 2: The affected area is larger than 4 square feet.

Level 3: N/A

 

Mold/Mildew/Water Stains/Water Damage

Deficiency: You see mold or mildew that may have been caused by saturation or surface failure or evidence of water infiltration or other moisture producing conditions.

 

Level of Deficiency:

Level 1: On 1 ceiling, you see evidence of mold or mildew, such as a darkened area, over a large area (4 square inches to 1 square foot). You may or may not see water.

Level 2: N/A

Level 3: On 1 ceiling, you estimate that a very large area (more than 1 square foot) of its surface has been substantially saturated or damaged by mold or mildew. The ceiling surface may have failed.

 


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