When Should You Repair Drywall?

Posted on October 25, 2021

Drywall damage can be a headache to fix, it requires time, attention to detail and if not taken care of, it can cause structural damage to your home.

So, when should you reach out to the experts at CertaPro Painters of Needham, MA for drywall repair? Check out these five warning signs below:

crack in drywall Most often occurring in ceilings, cracks can happen in poorly installed drywall. Although sometimes it is also caused by your house settling. Don’t ignore cracking as they will only get bigger and can turn into a very expensive and troublesome repair. Some cracks come with the expansion and contraction of the home between extreme hot or cold weather – these cracks may work their way back over time.

Plumbing Leaks   
One of the leading causes of drywall damage, leaking pipes can cause water damage which weakens the structural integrity of the drywall. Even if water damage isn’t visible, moisture in the walls can cause other problems like loosened joint tape or cracks.

Popping Nails       
This occurs when a nail is not securely attached to a joint or stud and pops through the drywall. The lumber used to build the house may have moisture, and as the wood dries, the studs may begin to shift or twist.

drywall replacementUsually caused by an accidental forceful impact like a door being slammed open, holes are just one of those things. If you notice your drywall has holes, make sure to get it patched and repaired as soon as possible. This will keep the drywall from cracking further.

Removing things from the wall like wallpaper, tiles or mirrors can cause pieces of drywall to come off.

  1. If you have drywall that needs to be repaired or replaced, give CertaPro Painters® of Needham, MA a call at 781-400-5916 or get a FREE no-obligation estimate today.
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