Drywall damage is a problematic and often complicated repair issue that many Cleveland business owners are unprepared to deal with. The last thing you want is to walk into the office on a Monday morning and find one of your walls has started to fall apart due to an underlying issue you didn’t know about. If you do notice holes, cracks, or buckling in your walls, call the experts at Architectural Interior Restorations. However, you can also be proactive by recognizing the top causes of drywall damage. Read on to learn how to avoid future problems.
1. Plumbing LeaksOne of the most common causes of drywall damage is water damage. If your plumbing is older or is improperly installed, you may run into several major issues down the road, including water damage on your drywall. Look for bulging in your drywall and if you find any, you should immediately have your water line inspected and repaired before replacing or repairing your drywall.
2. Improper FasteningWhen your drywall was installed, it was most likely attached using fasting tape. This thick tape can loosen over time due to moisture or age, and start to buckle. This will show up very obviously in your walls and will need to be repaired. Additionally, if your drywall wasn’t installed properly, you may see nails popping through the wall because they weren’t set firmly in the stud.
Another issue that creeps up if your drywall hasn’t been properly installed is cracking. This happens most often in ceilings, and can quickly become a safety issue. If you find cracks in your drywall, call an expert and have it repaired before they turn into a more expensive and troublesome repair. Also, if you notice recurring cracks in your ceiling, you may also need to get your roof inspected.
When it comes to replacing or repairing drywall damage, it’s always best to call a professional. Contact Architectural Interior Restorations today at (216) 241-2255 or request a quote online for all of your drywall needs.