How Your Business Can Avoid & Recover from a Drywall Disaster
Are you the recent victim of a bad drywall job? That previous statement might seem like an invitation from a lawyer – perhaps the person you want to see after a drywall project has gone wrong. Of course, you might not be able to summon the law for your disappointment, so you’ll have to resort to other methods if a renovation has gone faulty. With that said…
Are you an office owner who is about to renovate the space with new drywall? If so, you’ll want to do whatever you can to avoid ending up in the situation presented in the previous paragraph. Not only can such a scenario feel embarrassing, but the costs will burden you along with the hassles of repairing it. The fear of such an outcome may dissuade you from even starting. With that said…
Commercial drywall experts can help you recover from or avoid such drywall disasters. There’s no need to live with a job done poorly. With help from the right team of professionals, you will own an office known for its well-executed design, rather than its flaws.
Look at That then Look at This
You’ve probably had (and hate) the experience of looking at a finished product in a manual, only to see your working model that looks nothing like it. Don’t assume that barbecues and cabinets are the only items that can cause such frustration. A drywall job can cause the same reactions. You may not even want to imagine what a job-well-done may look like since it will only irritate you more. But like the wiser folk may have told you in the past, it’s for your own good – and your wallet’s.
What a Commercial Drywall Job Should Entail:
- Clean & uniform – A good drywall job appears smooth all around, and the sweep of your hand will hit no bumps at all.
- Conceals flaws – A commercial drywall contractor will apply a wall coating so well that it covers framing imperfections.
- Correct coating – The coating used by the skilled contractor will minimize reflective lighting, so that it doesn’t reveal imperfections if present
When it Falls Apart
The contrast of such a five-star job is one that leaves both thumbs down as you form a fist. Hopefully, you aren’t holding objects or sitting in your office as you read this! You may not have even noticed any flaws until you read the preceding section. But if you now suspect that you have unknowingly accepted a less-than-stellar drywall job, keep an eye open for the signs.
Signs That Your Drywall is Mediocre:
- Fissures and cracks – Look closely for this one! You might not notice them upfront, but you see them upon a closer glance. It’s worse when someone else with sharp eyes might point them out to you.
- Bubbles and blisters – Another problem that occurs with drywall is the formation of bubbles and blisters. They’re not so noticeable at first, but once discovered, they can ruin any appreciation you have for your drywall.
- Uneven layout – There is also the issue of drywall that has an uneven landscape. As mentioned in the previous section on ‘good drywall jobs’, a well-executed drywall will conceal flaws, whereas a bad job does the opposite.
When it’s a Complete Wreck
Now if we take a look at extremes, the complete opposite of a job-well-done is one that turned into a disaster. These are the jobs that would make anyone cringe at first sight, and perhaps even lead them to ask: “what happened?” If you have to face such a sight on a daily basis, reading this paragraph might seem like a painful reminder. However, there’s hope, and you can turn things around with a commercial drywall professional. That may seem like an ironic piece of advice, especially if the ones who ruined your office called themselves “professionals”. But whether you accept it or not, dealing with a drywall expert is the best way to salvage a wrecked project.
Why Calling a Professional is the Best Answer:
- They’ve handled wreckage before – The pros have dealt with drywall jobs that have gone awry many times before. A drywall disaster is not irreparable, and an experienced drywall installer can find the flaws within a project, addressing them with the right tools and procedures.
- They’re the most qualified for the job – Before you dismiss all professional drywallers, ask yourself – “who else would be able to fix this mess?” A best friend? Someone off of Craigslist? They might have some knowledge of the task, but unless they are a true professional, they may actually compromise a fixable repair job.
How to Choose the Right Repair People:
- Assess their abilities – Don’t let pictures on a website alone win you over. There are stronger indicators for which to search. For example, online reviews are great since they are usually very honest. Of course, mainly positive reviews suggest that the company is a good choice. You can also speak to these professionals personally or bring them in to see your damaged drywall. Ask them questions and pay attention to their answers. If they seem to use professional lingo or offer advice that seems reasonable, then there’s a good chance that they can fix things.
- Speak to those proud of their drywall – If you know a person who recently had a successful drywall repair or installation, then it’s a good idea to speak with them. They can refer you to the professionals who worked for them and you can expect a similar level of quality.
If you have not yet installed the drywall you want in your office, the above-mentioned advice will serve you well. Rather than calling a company randomly, take your time to know who you are dealing with beforehand. You’ll thank yourself for doing so!
Don’t Let a Bad Job Agonize You
When you pour money into renovations that yield disappointment, it’s hard to ignore or brush it off. While you shouldn’t treat a bad job with apathy, you shouldn’t let it bring you undue distress. There is a lot you can do to fix it. You can make a successful repair possible with the help of a commercial drywall expert who has dealt with the issue before. If you haven’t begun your project, take your time to find the most suitable contractor for the job. This will save you time, money, and more importantly, it will save you tons of frustration. By keeping this advice in mind, your commercial renovations can go successfully, without the hassles of a drywall disaster!
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