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Questions About Drywall Repair Services? We've Answered Them!

Did you open the door a little too quickly, and the handle flew through the wall? Or maybe your bathroom has improper ventilation and you've noticed your drywall is a bit spongy?

Although it has numerous benefits—including being very lightweight, easy to install and fire resistant—one serious drawback is that this material is easily damaged. From regular wear and accidents to water damage and cracks from settling homes, as a homeowner you'll likely need to hire drywall repair services at least once (but likely more).

Not to mention, there are many occasions when you may need new sheets installed. For instance, if a pipe bursts in your wall and leaves a trail of sodden plasterboard in its wake, or if you're renovating. Also, one of the most important steps in finishing a basement is installing drywall.

When you find yourself needing a drywall repairman, it's helpful to have an idea of what you can expect from the service. Any time you have work done in your home, you should know as much as you can so you feel empowered and confident in the work that's getting done. With that goal in mind, the experts at Mr. Handyman of Easton, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Allentown and the Lehigh Valley have put together this guide. In it you'll find all your drywall repair service questions answered—so keep reading!

What Services Do You Offer?

At Mr. Handyman of Easton, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Allentown and the Lehigh Valley, we offer comprehensive drywall repair services. Each of our technicians has a minimum 10 years of experience, and many of our team members have upwards of 20 years' industry experience. Each service professional is highly trained and skilled at patching, replacing and installing drywall.

Patching drywall in particular is truly an art form. Not only will we efficiently and effectively complete the job, but when we're done you won't even be able to see where the repair was to begin with! Our team will seamlessly paint over the patch so no evidence of damage is left behind.

Our Full Range of services Includes:

  • Repair: Including damage from kids, holes from nails and anchors, dents and cracks.

  • Replacement: Including drywall that's been damaged by a plumbing leak or natural disaster.

  • Nail Pops: Flatten unattractive protrusions with long-term solutions.

  • Installation: Add drywall to remodeled bathrooms, kitchens and unfinished basements.

  • Finishing: Including mudding, sanding, seam/joint taping and painting.

What Can I Expect?

When you hire our team of pros, you can expect reliable, transparent service that always puts your needs first. From your first phone call with our friendly customer service representatives to the moment our skillful technicians finish the job, we'll provide a positive experience with our company.

After you book a convenient appointment, our technicians will arrive on-time, wearing the Mr. Handyman uniform and using a company vehicle. Not only does this demonstrate our dedication to professionalism, but you'll also know who's arrived at your home.

Throughout the job we'll work carefully, keeping a clean work area, moving furniture and decorations out of the way if you have not already done so, and protecting your floors by wearing booties. We'll take time to answer any questions you might have.

Before we leave we'll run you through the repairs, providing professional advice that will help prevent a similar issue from happening in the future. We'll take time to thank you for choosing Mr. Handyman, and ensure we leave your home looking as we found it—if not better!

Who is Sent to My House to Do the Work?

We'll send out one of our highly skilled technicians to complete the repair, installation or replacement service. Each of our service professionals has years of experience patching, finishing and installing entire sheets of drywall. We'll also safely remove any damaged material from your home. Customer satisfaction is always our top priority, so there are a few ways we go above and beyond to ensure you know who's coming to your home:

  • We will notify you when the technician is on his or her way, and send you a photo so you know whom to look for

  • All our technicians arrive wearing the Mr. Handyman uniform

  • Our team always uses a company vehicle

Does Wet Drywall Always Need to Be Replaced?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is yes, because drywall happens to be a very porous material. While there are some kinds that are mold and mildew resistant, most varieties found in American homes are your standard plasterboard (also known as Sheetrock, a brand name).

When plasterboard gets wet, it creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew to spore. Because this material is porous, it's difficult to clean and dry thoroughly enough to prevent the spores from spreading. Also, it's made out of two sheets of paper that sandwich a lining of gypsum. When wet, plasterboard starts to deteriorate—as any paper material would.

How Long Will the Job Take?

Usually, a drywall patch takes only one to two hours to complete, although the joint compound needs to dry for up to 24 hours. It also can't be painted until dry, but the paint job should likewise only take a few hours.

Drywall replacement and installation does take longer, depending on what you need done. For instance, finishing a basement with drywall could take up to a week.

How Can I Hire You?

If you're ready to hire our expert repair services, you can book an appointment by calling our helpful office staff at 610-463-1667. We can also be reached online, where you can fill out a service request form to learn more about our full range of services. We look forward to meeting you and helping with your next drywall project!