When there’s damage to your drywall, you know about it fairly quickly because the drywall is looking less than good, and it bears getting repaired.
Of course, the best way to make sure that you avoid having to repair drywall damage is to know the various causes of drywall damage and then actively avoid them to the best of your ability.
So we did mention trying to avoid drywall damage, this one is just unavoidable, unfortunately.
In the world of home building, it happens that as solid as your foundation can be, it will shift and settle over time because the earth itself shifts.
This settling of the foundation will cause damage to your drywall over time.
Termites can be some of the most destructive forces in the world of construction in that they get into places and destroy them from the inside, just through eating.
Though you cannot undo the damage that they have already done (it can, fortunately, be repaired), what you can do is do something to stop the termites from continuing to damage your drywall.
Termite removal methods often include treating the soil around your home with a termite insecticide or to use termite baits that kill them inside your home.
If the windows and roof don’t do their proper job of keeping water out of your home, water can leak inside, and if it gets to the drywall, that drywall will get damaged over time.
The only thing you can do about it is to make sure that you stop the leak from happening — whether that means that you are repairing the seal on the window or making sure that your roof is properly keeping out water — and then make repairs to your drywall.
Furniture scuffs are one of the more minor kinds of damage to your drywall, but it is damage to your drywall nonetheless.
Fortunately, it is sometimes the kind of damage that can be minimized or eliminated with either a special clean-all sponge (the kind that erases things ‘magically’ though they can be found in bulk for a substantially lower price if you search for the generic name for them) and sometimes needs a touch up in paint.
In terms of avoiding damage, you can actively avoid this kind of damage by being mindful of your furniture and where you keep it as well as how you move it around.
When something hits drywall — impact, in other words — this does or doesn’t damage drywall depending on a few important factors.
First is the weight of the thing that hit the drywall — a feather naturally would not do any damage if it hit, whereas a cannonball would do quite a lot of damage.
Secondly is the speed at which the thing or things travel toward the drywall — so a simple bounce of a tennis ball against drywall would be fine, but throwing it hard could damage it.
The idea here is that you can avoid this kind of damage by being careful with what you do around the drywall — horseplay and the like are not the best ideas, for example.
Small holes can come from a number of places, but they can even come from a door that swings open too hard and hits the wall.
For this reason, there are little plastic and rubber devices that you can add to the wall right around where the doorknob meets the wall, and you can then open the door as hard as you want without fear — but why are you opening the door so hard?
Unfortunately, one cause of damage to your drywall can come from your drywall not being installed correctly in the first place.
What this means is that perhaps the person or people who installed the drywall either didn’t have the proper experience or equipment to fix the drywall as it should have been.
This is something that can only be avoided if you know who is going to be installing the drywall has both the credentials they need as well as the equipment.
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