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Drywall  /  December 7, 2022

3 Reasons Your Drywall is Discoloured

Reasons your drywall us discoloured

Drywall is one of the most visible surfaces in your home, so when it becomes discoloured, you want to fix the issue to maintain the aesthetic appearance of your interior. Sometimes it’s impossible to prevent drywall from discolouring, but knowing the most common reasons for the issue helps keep your walls in good condition. Here are three reasons drywall becomes discoloured and what you can do to resolve the issue.

1. Moisture

One of the most common reasons for discoloured drywall is excess exposure to moisture. Accidentally splashing the wall with water isn’t enough to damage it, but prolonged exposure causes affected portions of the wall to become darker than others. Damaged drywall can’t be repaired, so you must replace it. 

Moisture often comes from leaky pipes hidden inside your walls. It can also occur when your walls aren’t properly insulated, so a craftsman from Handyman Connection may need to rip out damaged drywall and resolve the issue inside your walls before installing new drywall and repainting. Resolving moisture problems is vital for preserving drywall.

2. Dirt and Dust

You may not think to clean your walls regularly as part of maintaining a tidy house, but it’s one way to prevent discolouration. Regardless of the quality of your air filter, there are many impurities in the air inside your home. You may not notice the appearance of dirt, dust or pollen, but these tiny particles accumulate on walls. Over time, these areas start to take on a different hue than other spots in your house. 

Wiping down your walls on a regular basis helps combat this issue. Changing your air filter frequently cuts down on the impurities inside your home.

3. Air Temperature

You make subtle changes to your thermostat to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, but you probably don’t know that changes in the air could cause drywall discolouration. When the temperature fluctuates between hot and cold, it moves air throughout your home. The pressure of the moving and the impurities it carries often lead to discolouration on your walls.

How To Fix Discoloured Drywall

Your first instinct may be to paint discoloured drywall to refresh the appearance of your home’s interior. While this approach sometimes works, failing to address the root cause of the discolouration will lead to the problem reoccurring regardless of how many times you paint. You must determine why your drywall is discoloured if you want to resolve the issue for good, and letting one of the expert craftsmen at Handyman Connection is the best way to get the correct diagnosis.

When you call us for a drywall inspection, we’ll respond quickly by sending one of our team members to your location. We’ll inspect the discolouration and ask you a series of questions to determine why the problem happened. Once we are sure of the root cause of the problem, we’ll take action to resolve the issue, whether it means fixing leaky pipes in the walls to reduce moisture or installing an air filter to reduce impurities. We can then repaint your walls to improve the appearance of your home.

We are the team to call because we are committed to providing you with quick, efficient service. We have the experience necessary to resolve all of the issues that could be causing drywall discolouration, and we’ll never leave a job if you are unsatisfied with our work. Your satisfaction is our top priority.

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If your drywall is unsightly and discoloured, a craftsman from Handyman Connection can help with home repairs. Along with other handyman projects, we offer drywall services in Kelowna. Contact us today to discuss your drywall issues and get a free quote for repair.

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