Foot Holes in Ceiling Drywall from Step-Through Damage

Sometimes an AC unit’s installation or repair creates a little more work than expected and Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is ready to help AC contractors look like Rock Stars

Air Conditioning servicing in Florida and Alabama is a prime necessity, given the hot summers we endure in the Sunshine State and the Heart of Dixie—and sometimes these AC contractors and companies need a little help from our drywall repair company. That said, AC professionals specialize in Air Conditioning work—but not necessarily drywall repair.

Failing to fix damaged drywall can have a negative effect on an AC contractor’s work or in the company’s reputation. And no matter how professional the AC company may be, the fact is that mistakes can be made because we’re human—and if something goes wrong, it is that AC contractor’s responsibility to own the issue and find a viable solution.

Case in point, working in an attic—where drywall and insulation separate it from the living areas of a home—puts AC repair contractors “one step away” from being in both areas. In fact, step-through damage (as in, stepping where there’s no beam supporting a person’s weight) accounts for more than half of our service calls.

An AC contractor can weigh anywhere from 160 pounds to, well, let’s say 250 pounds. However, the porous nature of drywall makes it hard to take more than 10-15 pounds of weight per square foot. Without getting into a complex math calculation, we can safely say that one square foot of ceiling drywall cannot support anyone putting more than that amount of pressure per square foot.

Needless to say, if you don’t step over a wooden beam or an area reinforced to hold the weight, you will simply step through the drywall—both a startling and potentially dangerous situation for the AC contractor. And unfortunately, this is a common reason why Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair gets service calls from our network of trade service providers—such as AC contractors, electricians, plumbers, and related trades people.

Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair works with AC companies in the event their work becomes a bit more complex than they expected. Whether you stepped through the ceiling or had to do some pipe work in the wall that requires you to cut off a section of the drywall—we are ready to come right behind you and repair it.

Sometimes, we known in advance of the potential work when the service provider anticipates the need to cut off a piece of the drywall. But other times we get the call after a mistake has been made and the step-through damage is already making the AC contractor’s customer uneasy. And when a customer is not happy, he or she will tell a lot more people (as well as give a bad review on Yelp, Angie’s List or Google Reviews) than when they’re happy.

Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is committed to working with individual Air Conditioning Contractors and HVAC companies to ensure damaged drywall does not become an issue after their work is done. By working with our drywall repair company, we can repair the drywall and make it look like the damage never really happened—making their customers happy and satisfied with their work.

At the end of the day, every AC contractor or HVAC company wants to finish their job and leave customers with a smile—and possibly a referral or two. This is where our mission to support our trade service partners becomes an important element of our community relationship-building. But remember, we can only help if you call us and let us know what work needs to be done.

If you are an AC contractor, an HVAC company or any other kind of trade service provider that ends up with damaged drywall after your own service call—call Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair at 1-844-NO-HOLES and let us know you are a trade service provider. We will quickly work with you to help you resolve the drywall repair with diligence and professionalism.

Hurricane Damage Repair after a major storm

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Florida and the rest of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts may be in for a busy 2019 hurricane season–and potential hurricane damage repair.

The NOAA is predicting that there will be between nine and 15 named storms, with up to four major hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. And this means that the possibility of needing hurricane damage repair is also a reality.

Officially, we are already in the hurricane season, which started June 1, even though hurricane activity in the Atlantic typically peaks in August and September. That means there’s time to adequately prepare our homes for a possible hurricane—even if it may not need hurricane damage repair after a storm. However, it does not mean you should wait until the last minute (or until a major storm poses an imminent threat to the area.) Why? Because since the 2000 hurricane season, 21 named storms have impacted Florida in June and July. That’s an average of more than one per year.

Safety first

Clearly, in preparing for a possible hurricane, your first priority should always be the safety of yourself and your loved ones. That’s why it’s important to put together an evacuation plan that includes all the possessions you’ll need to take with you, as well as where you plan to go. Also, you should have a plan for your beloved pets since they may not be allowed in shelters. Remember, if you plan to evacuate to an area that is out of harm’s way, you won’t be the only ones. Be prepared for heavy traffic and a lack of available hotel rooms. And keep Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair’s contact info handy in the event you need hurricane damage repair.

Also, create a written list of everything you’ll need to take with you and keep it in a safe place. This will save you a lot of time figuring out what to bring when time may be of the essence. Your list should include items like:

  • Cash and credit cards
  • Cell phones and chargers
  • A battery-operated weather radio
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • A supply of bottled water
  • Prescription medications
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Insurance policy information (in the event you need hurricane damage repair)

These are some of the basics you’ll need. It’s a good idea, though, to find a more comprehensive hurricane preparedness list online.

Hurricane damage repair and water intrusion

Once you’ve prepared for your family’s safety, it’s time to think about what you’ll do if you need to plan for hurricane damage repair to your home. You can prevent some of that damage by bringing anything that could become a projectile indoors. And you can also trim back trees and bushes.

Also, make sure you know where your homeowner’s insurance policy is and what your hurricane damage repair deductible is. And save the phone numbers for your insurance company’s claims department and your agent in your phone.

After all, despite your best efforts, a severe storm with torrential rain and high winds can easily cause water to get into the house. This is a common hurricane damage repair a homeowner must work through after a busy storm season. For example, hurricane force winds often get under roof shingles and pull them up. This allows water to get underneath and leak into the house. Water can also get in through soffits, as well as windows and doors that are not sealed properly.

Once the bad weather has passed and the sun comes out, walk around your home and take note of any hurricane damage repair you may need. Some issues – such as missing roof shingles, broken windows, and torn screens – are obvious. Water intrusion, on the other hand, is usually hidden by the drywall, unless there’s so much that it puddles on the floor. Regardless of the hurricane damage repair you may need, it is important to know there’s always more than meets the eye.

A Potential Health Risk

Unfortunately, hidden water inside your walls creates the perfect environment (wet and dark) for mold to proliferate. Once it does, it’s difficult and costly to remove. This can create a major health risk when mold spores are released into the air. This can lead to health issues like chronic congestion, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, and skin irritation.

At Hole in the Wall Drywall and Restoration, we are Central Florida’s leader in finding and removing hidden water after a hurricane or tropical storm. We also have expertise in making any necessary hurricane damage repair on your drywall. And if mold has started to grow in your home, we are highly qualified to remove it, protecting your family from mold-related illness and your home from further damage. In fact, we have earned the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).  This certification means we abide by the strictest restoration and cleaning standards—even with complex hurricane damage repair situations.

So, if you need hurricane damage repair, please make us one of your first calls after the storm passes. Our team at Hole in the Wall Drywall and Restoration will make sure your home is free of mold and complete all necessary drywall repairs.

Just give us a call at 407.492.2160 to request an inspection and assessment or request a quote.

repair drywall damage before selling a home

Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is a one-stop shop for fixing all your wall and ceiling issues

When it comes to drywall repairs, as a homeowner, your main concern is whether the damage will be fixed to look as if it never ever happened. Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair knows this and our techs work very hard to ensure our customers’ satisfaction. But perhaps what makes our work so special are the finishing touches we add to ensure that you are happy and will continue referring us to your friends, coworkers, family, and even strangers to Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair.

When we first arrive at a property, our Techs assess the situation, paying careful attention to not just the damage, but also to the surrounding area. Sometimes the damage is more than expected. We will always communicate and point to you anything that we see as a potential problem or additional damage before we complete the repair—whether it is due to water seeping through or other cosmetic challenges.

Our complete Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair process encompasses all the elements that ensure your drywall damage is taken care of and you are left with a smile on your face, including:

  • The tech starts by identifying the need to remove any molding, baseboards or fixtures around the damage
  • We then prepare the work area to reduce cleanup and any mess produced by the repair
  • Our techs use specialized equipment, which may include a HEPA filter air scrubber and other tools, to reduce any residue or dust (if applicable)
  • We quickly begin the drywall repair process using our proven methods and techniques
  • By applying texture matching, we ensure consistency in the wall and ceiling texture after the repair
  • If included in the estimate, we may apply the finishing touch with a fresh coat of paint
  • All molding, baseboards or fixtures are re-installed to restore the area to its original look

No matter how big or small the job is, Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair offers a complete drywall repair solution. Our company-trained Techs are ready to take on any challenge and know that a satisfied customer ensures that our company will keep on growing and they will be ready to take on the next challenge. Not to mention, our One Year Warranty on all repair work, so you can have peace of mind every step of the way.

Stop walking past the eye sores in your home or office and give Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair a call or request an estimate online. Put our knowledge, experience and reputation to work for you and stop procrastinating. We are ready… Are you?

Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is a fast-growing company with the experience, knowledge and insight to get the job done quickly and up to our customers’ expectations.

Our customers often praise us for taking the time to build a strong brand around our business. When Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair was founded, we did it with the intention of building a solid business that would thrive on its own reputation and continue to grow for years to come. We have spent years building that reputation, which is reflected in our 5 star Google rating. As we continue to generate repeat business and referrals, we have found our growth is directly related to the satisfaction of our customers and the quality of our work.  Now with our Trade Service Partners initiative, we work with other construction and home service professionals who trust Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair to help their own customers.

Another aspect that makes Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair so unique is its owners and management staff. In our previous professional lives, we’ve worked for companies that didn’t value their customers (or employees) and were only in business to collect a check. Because we didn’t like the way those businesses operated, we promised ourselves that one day we would build a company that lives by its values and delivers on its promises. We spent time developing a company culture that not only focuses on building trust with our customers, but also leaves our employees feeling good about where they work. Thanks to our committed drywall repair specialists and a brand that communicates value to our customers, we have been able to thrive in Central Florida and beyond.

When you see our Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair logo, we want you to connect it to values like quality, honesty and a job done right the first time. We have worked hard to continuously train our staff and we’re always investing in equipment to enhance the results of our drywall repair operation. We list our services with sites like Home Advisor so you don’t have to take our word for it. From minor wear-and-tear repairs, to the occasional hole in the wall from playing golf indoors, our customers continue calling us back over the competition. Whether you need drywall repaired due to water damage or an accidental misstep in the attic, Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair will be here, ready to spring into action and save the day.

No matter how vast your drywall damage is, Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair can take care of it. And if you are already happy with our work, we would love to have you refer us to your friends, family, and coworkers.

Saving money by using a handyman can be a good idea for some home repairs—but when the worst case scenario happens, you’ll wish you had called a licensed contractor.

We’ve all heard of the handyman who makes a living fixing virtually any home repair. Many people use these resourceful jacks-of-all-trades to help fix plumbing and electrical issues around the house. While we appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit of the handyman, some of them are not licensed or insured. There is little recourse if they leave your job incomplete after already pocketing your money. At Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair we are often called to remedy that which a handyman has already “fixed.” We are baffled with the mess some homeowners are left with, despite their good intention of saving money. Because we stand behind the fine work of our technicians, every job comes with a One Year Warranty to make sure you are always satisfied.

An unlicensed handyman can legally claim to be a professional without having a state license. In the context of home repairs, a “professional” is knowledgeable, engaged and fully-committed to a profession. A “professional” operates a business per industry best practices, while observing building codes, laws, and regulations. It is ironic when these types of businesses call themselves “professionals” when they do not bother getting proper training, insurance, or background screening. Imagine what would happen if you hire someone who happens to get hurt working in your home? What if the job is not up to par? Do you think a handyman will come back and fix it when he could be making money from a new job elsewhere?

To avoid being caught between a rock and a hard place, consider hiring a fully-licensed and insured contractor like Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair. Our drywall repair specialists are not just trained by the owners, they are also background checked and insured to give you peace of mind. These trained specialists will assess the type of damage, determine the best method to fix it, and repair it to your satisfaction. Our company only hires qualified individuals who can get the job done right the first time. This is why Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair continues to earn the highest ratings on Google and Home Advisor.

Remember, if you need to have holes in drywall or other wall damage repaired, don’t place your trust in a handyman. Call us and let a Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair specialist take care of it. We are so sure you will be satisfied you’ll want to introduce us to your friends and family.

When planning to fix wall damage, most homeowners are likely to procrastinate—all while their home’s drywall damage remains an eyesore for the whole family to see.

Let’s be honest…Most people are too busy with family life and work demands to slow down and deal with drywall damage on their own. In fact, many people get home late from work and have no mental stamina to deal with home repairs. But don’t worry, that is exactly why Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is in business! We help busy homeowners who are unable to take time out of their day to fix wall damage on their own. In only a few hours, we can fix dents or holes caused by everyday wear-and-tear to your home.

Open holes in walls or ceilings can increase the chances of bugs like roaches or spiders crawling into your home. Florida is home to a vast array of vermin that can live in the foundation of a house, even if you keep your home clean and seemingly free of pests. The fact that most homeowners don’t have an ongoing contract with a pest control company also allows bugs to thrive in the depths of your home. When you finally call a pest control company, the first thing they will tell you is that those cracks and holes in your walls need to be sealed. Why avoid the inevitable when you can call Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair and get this fixed today?

Frankly, we know that most homeowners lack the know-how on fixing a hole in their wall themselves. Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair not only fills and repairs holes, we can handle the most difficult wall or ceiling damage and make it look like it never happened. This includes texture matching, which is important if you have orange peel, knock down or other textures on your wall or ceiling. After all, when you call Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair you get what you can expect from a true professional: Honesty, quality workmanship, and our guarantee that the job will be done to your satisfaction.

What are you waiting for? Call Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair today and let us fix your wall or ceiling damage—once and for all.

Before listing your home for sale with a real estate agent, be sure to inspect your walls and ceilings for holes or other kinds of damage. Then call Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair to get them fixed!

Are you planning to sell your home soon? While it may seem obvious, repairing wall and ceiling damage can increase your home value in the eyes of potential buyers. Unsightly scratches or holes on your walls tell a qualified buyer that you may not have cared enough about your home’s maintenance—either for a year or maybe even decades. They may wonder what else you disregarded while you lived there. This is not a good first impression with potential homebuyers!

Real estate is a very active industry in the state of Florida. Every week thousands of homes go on the market. By repairing drywall damage in advance, you can increase your home’s perceived value and give potential homebuyers the peace of mind that there won’t be any surprise costs down the line. Most states, Florida included, allow buyers a 10 day period to contract a home inspector to vet the condition of that home. Quite often, the home inspector’s report can cause willing buyers to cancel a real estate contract.

Why, you may ask? Because although fixing drywall damage can be very affordable, it is more likely to negatively alter a buyer’s perception of your home’s value – even if everything else is picture perfect. Instead of just seeing minor damage, a buyer sees extra work and cost. So, if you are thinking of selling your home, you should call Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair. In a matter of hours, we can repair all your wall or ceiling damage and increase the value of your home.

Call Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair today so your real estate agent can focus on the best features of your home, rather than dancing around questions from potential buyers who see those holes in your walls as big eyesores.

We live in a time when everyone likes to take matters into their own hands, but the reality is that repairing drywall by yourself may turn out to be a costlier option

It’s inevitable… damage will happen to your home over time due to wear and tear, storms and other damaging forces. Whether you dinged the walls while moving furniture, a door knob created a hole, someone was roughhousing, or you just got angry and punched the wall, you may be tempted to fix the damage in your home yourself to save some money.

The Do it Yourself Curse

DIY drywall repairs can often lead to frustration and a higher cost to restore your walls to their original beauty.

While it may seem like you have nothing to lose, the reality is quite the opposite. Depending on where you get your information, you could potentially end up turning what was a simple repair into something much larger. We frequently get calls from homeowners who have attempted a repair and have been unsuccessful. After spending their hard-earned money in DIY supplies, now they have to add tour drywall repair fees, making it more inconvenient for their pocketbook.

Texture can be difficult to match and it is often very visible that a patch has been done. Most people will use spray can texture which can be very unpredictable and will leave a visible division between the original and the new drywall.  Matching the texture is as much of an art as it is a science and our technicians are skilled in texture matching, making your repair seamless for an affordable price.

When talking to real estate professionals, holes and tears in the wall often generate many more questions about the value of a home, often prompting the offers to be lower than expected. In fact, many potential homebuyers will wonder about what else may be wrong with a home. And when you try to fix it yourself unsuccessfully, it does not do much more to improve that first impression as buyers will also wonder if there is other DIY patchwork in the plumbing or electrical wiring.

Want to just get it done and not have to worry about the DIY curse? Send us a photo of your damage before you try to to do it on your own and we will provide  a quick estimate or point you in the right direction before you try it yourself. And remember: cheap, fast and good are never mentioned in the same sentence…

Contact Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair today for a fast quote and let us fix all your drywall holes, cracks or damage.