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4 Common Causes of Drywall Damage

Drywall damage is a common household issue that the majority of homeowners in Vancouver face at some point in time.

If you’re facing a drywall problem, your first step should be to call an expect to inspect and repair the damaged drywall. Most experts can help you determine the source of the drywall damage and advise on appropriate repairs that need to be done to prevent it from happening again. Here are 3 of the top causes for drywall damage in your Vancouver home.

Plumbing Leaks

Water damage is by far the most common cause of damaged drywall. When water damage occurs, it can lead to bulging or bubbling or crumbling drywall if the damage is severe. Plumbing leaks generally occur when a water line inside your ceiling or walls starts leaking, causing slow but continuous damage to the wall from the inside. By the time it becomes visible its often a fairly large problem. This issue is more likely to occur when plumbing is improperly installed or in older homes where the plumbing is dated. It is recommended to get your plumbing checked by an expert on a regular basis to make sure there are no leaks of impending damage (If you’re looking to have your plumbing inspected, give our friends over at Pioneer Plumbing a call).


As much as we all dread it, pests often make their way inside homes, particularly areas that receive a lot of rain or cold weather as pests seek refuge from the elements. Be sure to look for any unexplained holes in your drywall, bubbling paint, or noises from within the walls and call a pest control professional immediately.

Settling Foundation

Occasionally, while rare, changes in the soil your home sits on and shifting of the soil due to geographical changes can results in cracks in your home’s drywall. In these cases, it is best to have a structural assessment done to mitigate any risks and address the problem as quickly as possible.

Improper Installation

Cheaper is not always better! If your drywall was installed by an inexperienced contractor just to save some money, there is a good chance your drywall may have been installed improperly. Generally with cheaper contractors come cut corners. These issues may not become visible for years after you move into your home as the drywall ages. Some common issues are cracks between joints due to improperly applied drywall tape between the seams. Thankfully, these issues can usually be corrected quickly and easily by an experienced drywall contractor.

Drywall damage is one of the most common household issues homeowners face, and problems can range from minor quick fixes to severe and expensive. Be sure to get a trusted drywall pro like Prorise Painting to inspect your drywall as soon as you notice any issues and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

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