Repairing drywall can be a headache for most home and business owners. With companies like ours around, you won’t need to fix the damage yourself, you still need to worry about about damage reoccurring. Here are the most common 5 causes your drywall can get damaged.
Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night only to see that one of your walls has begun to break and fall apart because of an unnoticed water leak? Oh, the joys of home ownership.
Drywall damage can be the cause of many more complicated repair jobs in which many homeowners are not prepared to deal with. If you notice buckling in your walls, cracks, or any holes, it is important to call a local professional to inspect it and repair it.
Leaking Plumbing pipes or fixtures
Water damage is one of the leading causes of broken drywall and can have a devastating affect.
If your home is older and you’ve never had your home re-piped, or if you recently have and it was improperly installed, you could run into large issues down the road.
Bulging in your Drywall is a sure sign that something is going on and it’s important to immediately have a professional inspect and repair the damaged water line and then call us to repair or patch the drywall.
With Age and as time goes on, the thick tape used to install your drywall called joint fastening tape can loosen and collect moisture. You will notice it will begin to buckle drywall it is holding together, something which will be very obvious in your walls.
When you see nails popping though the wall, you see signs of a poorly installed job and happens when the drywall nails are not firmly in the stud. When you notice these nails sticking through, do not hammer them back in, it’s best to find the stud and then hammer them in the correct location.
Cracks in the Drywall
When drywall has been poorly installed, usually in ceilings a crack can form. As soon as this is noticed, it’s important to contact the professional who installed it to come and repair the damage as it’s a safety issue.
Cracking in your drywall can also be caused by roofing issues so make sure to have your roof inspected to rule that out.
Don’t ignore cracks in your drywall, they only get larger and will lead to bigger repair bills.
If you notice pinholes, a hollow sound when you strike the wall, or see wood and paint damage, it’s important to call an exterminator and get the termites taken care of immediately.
Holes in your Wall
A hole in your drywall is the most common and obvious drywall damage. Holes can be caused by any number of things such as moving furniture, wind blowing a door open, kids and toys, and the list goes on. Holes in your drywall are one of things you need to deal with as a homeowner.
When you see a hole, make sure to get it patched and repaired as soon as possible because his prevents the drywall from developing into a larger crack which could lead to replacing your entire wall.
Are you having issues with your drywall or need some drywall repairs done around your home or business?
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