What will happen to my ceiling tiles if they get wet?

Depending on their material, if ceiling tiles should get wet, they could potentially get damaged beyond repair. Others are made from a waterproof material such as PVC. Keep in mind, too, that if your ceiling tiles are wet, that may be the least of your concerns. It could mean a leaking toilet, sink or tub from a bathroom above or, worse yet, a leaking roof.

Wet Ceiling Tiles

A small water patch on a non-waterproof ceiling tile might dry out. Remove it and allow it to air out for a day or two. You might even try blow drying it. Saturated tiles probably have to be replaced. Thanks to the modular nature of a drop ceiling, tile replacement is neither complicated nor expensive.