Drywall is used in home construction because it is inexpensive and dependable and can be repaired if it is damaged in any way. Regular maintenance on drywall can fix small problems before they become larger ones. One problem with drywall occurs because people and animals live in the house. Any roughhousing or moving of furniture can result in small holes and dents that need to be patched up. Larger holes require more maintenance. A large hole is enlarged to a regular shape. A large piece of drywall is cut to fit the new hole and it is patched. After painting, such holes as these will not be detectable.