As a homeowner, you might encounter a lot of problems with your drywall. And if you are currently having an issue with your drywall now, either you will consider trying to repair it yourself or you will employ a professional commercial or residential drywall company to repair your drywall. Other drywall issues are simpler to fix compared to others. Hence, you should guarantee that you have properly examined the issue well before you start purchasing the materials and equipment needed to repair it yourself. Alberta Drywall Edmonton will provide you some of the possible causes of drywall problems and how to repair them: 

Cracks 

Small cracks could develop in the drywall at the tops of windows and doors. These cracks emerge due to settled or moved framing. You can fix these cracks by using a utility knife to widen the crack in a V shape. Then, start applying joint compound to the widened crack and leave it to dry for a few minutes. Over the area, put a fiberglass joint tape and conceal it with another joint compound coating, which spreads out farther than the first layer. When it dries, polish the area using sandpaper, and do a paint retouch.  

Popped nails 

Once the nails of your drywall pop, you can get rid of the loose drywall mud and put in drywall screws below and above the nail to make your drywall be fastened in place. Then, return the original nail to its place. When the popped nail dented the tape of the drywall, cut it away and change it. You should smear joint compound over the screws and nail. After it has dried, you should polish, prime, and paint it.  

Plumbing or electrical damage 

Occasionally, the plumbing or electrical systems in our properties could cause damage to our drywall. Big holes intended to obtain plumbing parts need new drywall, which is specially cut for that fix. Holes made for new oversized outlet openings and light fixtures could be closed or fixed by applying drywall tape or mesh repair patches.  

Corners of drywall 

In your home, drywall corners would possibly get banged up for some time, whether by heavy impact or regular household. There’s a chance that the corner bead could be damaged. You can repair this problem by hiring a painting contractor that can eliminate the loose drywall and reform the dented corner bead. The moment it is already straightened out, it could be changed, and the new joint compound could be applied.  

While repairing drywall damages yourself is a tricky thing to do, it is highly recommended that you contact a professional that can do it for you. If ever you have any damage to your drywall, it is best if you seek professional help from the experts. At times, the damage could lead to an even more serious problem once it is not properly fixed. Contact Commercial Drywall Company for a free consultation and check out our other services when it comes to drywall services.