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What You Need to Know About Drywall & Plaster Repairs

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No matter how careful you are, there are things that can lead to damage to the drywall or plaster in your Seattle home. These blemishes or imperfections can be the result of human error, material defects, natural aging over time or a variety of other things. Some of these imperfections materialize immediately while other may take years to show up.
What matters most is that you address the need to repair and conceal them. Partly for cosmetic purposes but, more importantly, because it is essential to make sure that the damage is not the symptom of a much bigger issue, such as something that could pose a threat to the structural integrity of your home. Let’s review some of what you should know, about drywall and plaster repairs.

Understanding the Problems

The problems that can occur for plaster are usually different than what is common for drywall but, either way, they need to be resolved. Aside from water stains or holes, some imperfections that can occur for drywall or plaster include:

  • Seam Bubbling
  • Nail or Screw Pops
  • Cracking
  • Crumbling
  • Spot Etching
  • just to name a few

So how do you know if you should be worried, or just need cosmetic repairs?

Some red flags for areas of concern would be:
Cracking or crumbling – Often the “step” formation caused by cracking is the one to worry about the most. But any type of fracture, horizontal or vertical cracks or crumbling should all be inspected by a professional. Water damage is a concern since it can lead to mildew, mold or rot. It is even more alarming if you are finding wet areas without recent rain activity. This could mean that you have a plumbing problem. If the walls shift so that the doors or windows do not properly fit any longer, it is time to call in an expert. This includes no longer being able to close the door properly. Everything from shoddy construction to the elements can lead to your walls becoming unsightly. Just make sure the damage is only superficial and then let a professional address your need for drywall or plaster repairs.

The Pros to Entrust

By calling on the experts here at K&K Finishes, Inc. you can be sure that the work we will deliver will be top notch. Our Seattle painting contractor team is a family owned and operated business that has been delivering service excellence since 1996. Now, we look forward to taking care of your drywall or plaster repairs and making your home look as good as new, if not better.

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