We have been getting calls regarding water dripping from smoke detectors and other fixtures. This can occur when ice or frost build-up on your attic sheathing begins to melt or when moisture builds up in your attic space due to high humidity levels, often resulting from bathroom fans or dryer exhaust letting out into the attic space. The moisture can run downpipes and other hard surfaces and travel through the housing of smoke detectors, light fixtures, and ceiling fan mounts.
It can also indicate a lack of proper air circulation in your attic space. Left unaddressed, attic moisture can lead to mold problems and damage to your roof structure.
Given the quick warm-up we had over the weekend, keep an eye on your smoke detectors and other ceiling fixtures for signs of trouble. Catching these problems early is the key to minimizing damage and related repair costs.