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Hi Everyone!

Our house is about four years old and the ceiling above my kitchen seems to have about 5 or so screw pops (or at least thats what it looks like) and i have a major fear of the ceiling drywall coming lose and falling (just an anxiety thing lol). I know that if a screw pops the drywall is not fastened tightly to the frame, but does that mean that the screw is useless? or does the popped screw still have some holding power? Are the screw pops cosmetic or is this something to worry about? There are no cracks in the ceiling or surrounding walls.

Appreciate your time!
 

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They probably screwed in to far tearing through the paper.... If the drywall is secure then get some drywall screws and add a few to each joist...And contact the neighbors to see if others are having trouble..If they are then you might need to go after the builder...
 

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did you have anyone walking in attic?
is there a moisture problem in attic?
like said push on it and see if its flopping. watch where you run screws. i have seen water lines run through ceiling joists 1/4" from the rock! not everything is built like supposed to be. :)

if they just didnt screw it tight then its easy fix of a couple more screws and some mud n paint. screws should be just a tad under flush. highly unlikely it would fall until sagging well over a foot, so put yourself at ease on that.
 
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