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Three Drywall Problems You May Have

Posted on September 1, 2022

Drywall is something that most homeowners don’t think about often. Out of sight. Out of mind. Many people don’t realize that it can get damaged and may require maintenance. And very bad things can happen if drywall is left damaged and not repaired, you just are asking for trouble— maybe even structural damage.

3 Reasons Why You Should Not Delay Drywall Repairs

1. Drywall Doesn’t Last Forever

Unlike diamonds, drywall isn’t forever, and over time it can begin to wear down. As an example, if mice make their way into your home, they can damage your drywall as they make their homes inside it. Gradually this damage can spread as the mice continue to build their nests.

Similarly, termites and ants can also cause damage to drywall with their nesting, as while the initial damage is small, it can quickly get out of hand. Because of things like this, it is recommended that when you have your walls professionally painted, you ask them to assess the health of your home’s drywall. CertaPro Painters of Etobicoke is more than happy to help you keep your largest investment safe and gaining in value. Our experts can help you avoid major trouble by being proactive now.

2. Moisture and Rot

Moisture can be one of the worst things for drywall. A moisture reading of over 17% means that the wall is unsalvageable and cannot be used. Even small amounts of water from a tiny leak can cause immense damage. If these issues are not fixed quickly, this moisture can lead to rot spreading throughout your wall. If your walls have experienced any moisture, you will need an inspection by your builder or by a drywall service to know & understand exactly what the damage entails.

3. Mold Growth

Lastly, mold and mildew can be a problem for many homeowners. While they may not cause huge issues at first, they can create problems that won’t you will not be able to ignore for very long. Both mold and mildew can trigger allergic reactions, and those with asthma can experience worsening symptoms. Even those not struggling with health issues aren’t immune, as nausea, trouble breathing, and even death can occur in severe infestations.

If you notice mold and mildew in your home, you don’t want to take chances, and having your drywall professional inspected can let you know just how great the damage is and what you need to do to make your home safe again.

If your home’s drywall is between five and 10 years old or older, and you haven’t had it inspected this year, call CertaPro Painters of Etobicoke. We can help you take preventive measures so you don’t have to deal with potentially dangerous issues lurking where you can’t see them.

Do you have a painting project you would like to start? Call CertaPro Painters of Etobicoke at 647-689-5845 or go online to schedule an estimate today.