Monday, June 29, 2009

Chinese Drywall

There are no standard tests to determine if the drywall in your residence is the 'Chinese Drywall' associated with outgassing, corosion and the rotten egg smell.

The best way to confirm is to ask your home inspector to go to the attic and try and read the brand name printed on the back side of the drywall.I say, 'try' because in many buildings the drywall may be covered with insulation that cannot be removed.

The tell-tale signs are sensory, anyway.Corrosion on fixtures like interior mirrors, towel bars in the bathroom, A/C coils and, of course, the smell.

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