Damaged drywall can look like anything between a tiny scuff mark, a spongy area, or a gaping hole. There are many ways drywall can become damaged. It could be due to weather effects such as heavy wind, rain, or earthquakes or due to heavy impact or moving furniture against the walls. When left untreated, damaged drywall will deteriorate and could potentially cause problems in the foundation of the building.
Some indicators that your drywall may be damaged include:
Sometimes drywall damage is not so easily detected. A water leak concealed behind the walls can cause a good amount of damage before the obvious signs become noticeable. To determine if you have a hidden water leak, monitor your water meter closely for any dramatic changes. You can also hire a professional painter to help you assess the damages.
Damaged drywall should be fixed as soon as possible. A small hole or area of soggy drywall may not seem like a big issue, but it can quickly worsen if left untreated. Wet drywall can start accumulating mold in as little as 24 hours, which could lead to serious health problems for the occupants of your home or office building.
Keep the warning signs of drywall damage in mind so that you can solve these problems as soon as they arise. In most cases, using a patch kit or some joint compound should be enough to repair the area that needs to be fixed. If your drywall is severely damaged due to a water leak, the drywall will have to be removed and replaced.
If you suspect that your building’s drywall is damaged and need professional help with a repair, contact us at Major Painting Company today. Our painting experts will help keep your walls looking brand new!