What Damages Drywall?

What Damages Drywall?

When it comes to damaged drywall in your home or business, it can be a major hassle trying to repair the issue on your own. Not only can drywall be a difficult material to work with, when it is handled improperly it can lead to more expensive problems and an unfinished look to your home. The good news is, you do not have to handle drywall repair on your own. The team at Houston Residential Painters are here to help you with all of your drywall needs, from drywall installation to drywall repair, we can do it all. Our team of experts have over 30 years of experience providing affordable drywall solutions to home and business owners throughout the Greater Houston area. Whether you have a minor problem or are in need of a major overhaul, our team can help you. 


Listed below are some of the main reasons for drywall damage in both residential and commercial spaces: 

Plumbing Problems: Plumbing problems can lead to a wide variety of issues for your home or business, including drywall damage. Water damage can weaken the integrity of your walls and also lead to the growth of mold and mildew in your space. The issue with mold and mildew is that once it begins to form it can be difficult to get rid of it. Not only is the process time consuming, it can be expensive. Removing mold and mildew is only so effective if you do not also treat the original cause of the issue. Older plumbing, improperly installed plumbing, and structural damages can all lead to plumbing problems that result in water damage. At the first sign of a plumbing problem in your home or business, contact a plumber to reduce the amount of damage done to your space. Once your plumbing problem has been corrected, our team can help you repair and replace the drywall in your residential or commercial property. 


Improper Fastening: Most often, when drywall is installed it is attached to the frame of your home with joint fastening tape. Over time, the effectiveness of fastening tape can weaken, which may lead to a less stable application of drywall. This is particularly common in spaces with high humidity such as bathrooms. If your fastening tape starts to buckle the drywall it’s holding together this will be easy to identify by looking at your walls. In some cases, it becomes obviously apparent that drywall was not properly installed by nails popping through the wall. This occurs whenever drywall nails aren’t set firmly in the stud. If you notice a nail popping through, don’t hammer it back in place. It’s best to remove it and find the stud yourself before nailing it into place.


Cracking: Cracks in drywall are a very common issue that stems from poorly installed drywall. It is seen most frequently in ceilings. If you notice a crack in your drywall, but especially in your ceiling, act quickly and contact the professional drywall experts at Houston Residential Painters. Our team will quickly address the issue to help you from experiencing further damage. Cracked drywall is not just unpleasant to look at, it also poses a safety issue. If you notice cracking happening often, you should have your roof inspected. Sometimes it is also caused by your house settling. Fix cracks quickly to minimize the amount of damage done to your property. 


Holes in Drywall: Whether you are moving furniture, or overestimate the strength of your walls, holes happen. Drywall is not a strong material making it especially vulnerable to holes and other damage. Any size hole, small or large, in your wall is considered a structural issue. Holes can form from a wide variety of issues, even things as simple as door opening too quickly and not being blocked by a door stopper.  Holes in your drywall can make your home look cheap and can also lead to other structural problems. 


Houston Professional Painting and Drywall Repair 

At Houston Residential Painters, we have over 30 years of experience providing quality painting services to the Greater Houston area. Our dedicated team offers a wide range of services including interior painting, exterior painting, drywall installation and repairs, wallpaper removal, industrial painting, popcorn texture removal, and more. When you work with us, you are getting more than a fresh coat of paint, you are getting a team of professionals who can repair your surfaces before painting to leave you with a flawless finish every time. We keep our prices competitive without ever sacrificing our craftsmanship. We proudly serve Houston and the surrounding areas, including but not limited to Baytown, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Katy, La Porte, League City, Pearland, Spring, and The Woodlands. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer and to take the first step towards transforming your space.



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