PROFESSIONAL Drywall Removal in Dallas, TX
There are a lot of things that need to be done to get your commercial property for renovation or restoration. One of these is removing old drywall in Dallas, TX.
Give your renovation project some extra attention by hiring professional drywall removal. Our SERVPRO Dallas Love franchise offers high-quality and affordable drywall removal to help get your project started off right.
This blog explores how our staff may remove drywall in small sections or large building rooms:
Prepare for a Drywall Removal
Before removing drywall, it is essential to prepare the space. First, we make sure to cover the flooring with plastic. This will help reduce mess and protect your carpets from splatter caused by chipping away at existing drywall. Next, cover any nearby windows or light fixtures as well. This will help prevent debris from settling on these areas of the room. Lastly, remove anything that is hanging on walls or maybe damaged by drywall removal tools.
Turn off Power and Water
If there are any electrical outlets, cover them with tape, so someone doesn't accidentally turn them on while working in the room. Next, we need to drain down the plumbing in the room. If there is a nearby floor drain, it will be turned off; if not, we will use copper lines to shut them down.
After everything else has been covered up and removed from the room, we begin removing drywall. We first remove all of the fasteners that hold the drywall in place on the ceiling. Usually, there are screws or nails used for this purpose. Once these are removed, the drywall will be ready to be pried away from the wall studs.
Remove Plaster and Lath Boards
After all of the existing drywall has been removed, we then remove some parts of the wall by removing lath boards and plaster. Lath boards are thin boards that were used for insulation purposes. This is done by hammering a crowbar behind them and pulling them out. We may also need to use a chisel to remove plaster if it's particularly stubborn.
Repair Drywall Holes
After all of this preparation, some areas may need some patching before we can install new drywall. If there are any large holes we will need to use a metal patch and attach it with screws before applying the tape and mud.
Tape and Mud Drywall Holes
After the room has been patched, we begin filling in all areas where old drywall was removed. This will allow for a smooth surface to apply new drywall on later. If there are any smaller holes, they will need to be filled before applying the mesh tape.
Put Drywall Up
Once the holes are filled with mesh tape, we can start putting up new drywall to seal the room. We will first measure where the studs are located under the remaining lath boards or remove the plaster.
Texture the Drywall
After all of the new drywall has been put up, we will need to apply a texture coat to the entire surface of the walls and finish up the wall. Finally, we remove all the plastics and clear up the building space.
Trust SERVPRO of Dallas Love to handle your drywall removal and Dallas Water Damage Restoration needs. Call (214) 272-7600 for more information on our services or how we can assist you with all of your renovation project needs.