So, you’ve got a hole in your wall or ceiling. What now? 

You might be tempted to cover it up with some flimsy material, but this doesn’t get rid of the problem – and it can lead to even more issues. 

There’s also the option of living with it, but that can be expensive if you’re paying rent on your place, not to mention all the water damage that could eventually happen. 

So what should you do?

The good news is there are a number of things you can try before making any repairs or renovations.

Determining Whether The Hole Is Structural Or Cosmetic

The first thing you’ll want to do is determine if the hole is cosmetic or structural by really inspecting the hole and how it has appeared.

If you can get up there with some sealant, caulk, or putty and the hole is easily filled, then it’s probably cosmetic.

If it’s not, your issue is most likely structural. If this happens, then a professional will need to assess the damage to see what’s going on.

Determining What Materials You Will Need

Once you know whether to call a professional or not, then it’s time to figure out what materials you’ll need for the repair/improvement project and how much those things are going to cost.

There are lots of modern stores like the Tradefix Direct store that sell trade-level equipment and supplies to consumers.

You can also check with your local building supply store.

Knowing these things will help you get what you need without having to spend too much money, which is always nice.

Fixing holes in walls, ceilings, and floors involves the use of screws, anchors, and other supplies. Loose drywall joints are very difficult to fix and it’s going to take a professional. If you do not know how to fix loose drywall joints, it’s time for a consultation with an expert.

Structural Holes

There are several different things that could have caused the structural damage.

Water infiltration can be caused by faulty plumbing or a leaky roof or any number of other issues. Don’t even think about repairing a structural hole yourself. 

Damage from water is always going to be very expensive and time-consuming. So if you’re going to call an expert, make sure it’s structural damage from water.

Cosmetic Holes

If you have a small hole, it may be possible to repair them yourself. If this is the case, then you have a lot of options open to you.

You could try using crumpled-up newspaper, caulking, or even toothpaste (if it is on painted walls). 

If you’re not comfortable repairing it yourself, then get a professional in to do it for you. This way they can make sure things turn out as they should and they may be able to suggest something that you haven’t thought of.

In a lot of situations, it’s much more economical and less time-consuming to simply patch or paint over the damage. If you have a small hole, then the repair might not be worth the time or expense of doing a full repair.