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Proven Tips for Your Drywall Maintenance Needs

Drywall projects are an investment in your home. Your home’s walls keep you and your family safe. They provide spaces to hang family photos, display your unique style and create a sense of safety. So, after installing your new drywall, it’s crucial to keep it well-maintained. Knowing where to start when it comes to drywall maintenance can be challenging. Fortunately, the experts at Bill’s Drywall have proven tips to help you get the most out of your drywall.

Get More From Your Drywall with 7 Expert Tips

Prevent mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can significantly damage your drywall and create health hazards for your family. Prevent mold and mildew by limiting humidity, cleaning high-humidity areas with bleach and mold-inhibiting products, opting for mold-inhibiting primers and getting rapid repairs following floods.

Anticipate impact. Bumping your walls is inevitable. However, there are areas where you can anticipate and prevent holes. Install doorstoppers to prevent handles from slamming into walls, and anchor tall furniture like bookcases and shelves to the wall so they won’t fall, creating holes or dents. 

Clean regularly. Keeping a clean and dust-free home is a great way to increase the longevity of your drywall. Cleaning counters and windowsills with bleach-based products can help kill mold spores that can grow into mold on your ceilings and walls. But be cautious when cleaning drywall itself! Avoid harsh chemicals and cleaning products on paint; bleach can strip the paint color and dull it. Instead, clean walls and ceilings with these products:

  • Diluted vinegar: Because vinegar is antibacterial and antifungal, it kills almost all types of mold! And because it is only mildly acidic, it won’t damage your walls or paint if diluted.
  • Diluted dish detergent: Because it’s made to tackle grease on your dishes, it is excellent for removing grease stains on walls and ceilings!
  • Microfiber cloths: These clothes don’t leave behind fibers like wipes or paper towels.
  • Wallpaper cleaning doughs: These doughs lift grime and pick up dust, dirt and debris on your walls without damaging the paint or texture. 

Install corner guards. Corners in your home can acquire a lot of damage, especially those near doors and entryways. Corner guards are slips that fit the outcropping corner or corners of furniture and household appliances to prevent damage.

Touch-up paint. High-traffic areas like entryways and kid-height spots need frequent paint touch-ups. Over time, these areas lose their luster and appear dull. Keep a small supply of every paint you use in your home to quickly touch up these areas. 

Inspect your walls regularly. Catching a problem before it starts is a great way to maintain drywall. Look for water discoloration in corners or on the ceiling, bulging, dents or cracks. If you catch these problems in their earliest stages, you can get them repaired quickly before a major problem occurs.

Request professional help. In today’s DIY world, tackling every challenge on your own is tempting, especially regarding home maintenance. Unfortunately, trying to repair significant drywall problems yourself can lead to even more expensive repairs. Professionals should always handle drywall problems like water damage, holes or dents. Investing in professional help saves you time and money in the long run.

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At Bill’s Drywall, we understand the value of beautiful and secure walls. We take pride in our professional installation and repairs. For nearly 40 years, our team of professionals has helped Chicagoland residents get the home of their dreams with our gorgeous drywall work. Request your free consultation from Bill’s Drywall experts today!

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