Openings in the dry wall around pipes, underneath the drain, are a time honored custom among business dry wall installers. Speed is required for for installers, also they deliberately reduce these openings bigger than required to increase it. Unfortunately, homeowners are left by this practice having an issue that is considerable. Any opening in a wall has the potential to negatively impact a homeâs energy-efficiency, and a homeâs capacity to resist pests. Completely closing these openings and effectively is important and can make your house more appealing to prospective customers.
Sealing the Opening
Stuff wads to the opening using a screwdriver of copper wool. Till there’s considerable resistance compact the copper wool in the opening. Allow the copper wool to protrude in the 1/2 inch, making a collar around
The silicone caulk on the copper wool; use your finger. The opening must be completely covered by the caulk to pipe from wall.
Wait 24 hours and apply another coat of caulk along with the coat.