Your drywall looks safe, but is it safe enough for your family? Many people have found out the hard way that their drywall wasn’t as healthy as they once thought. CGC Home Inspections, LLC is trained in spotting defective drywall and ensuring that you’re not held responsible for poor materials.
The Drywall Controversy
The 2009 Chinese drywall controversy is a health and safety issue involving defective drywall manufactured in China and imported by the United States starting in 2001. Laboratory tests of samples for volatile chemicals have identified emissions of the sulfurous gases carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide.
These emissions, which have the odor of rotten eggs, worsen as temperature and humidity rise and cause copper surfaces to turn black and powdery, a chemical process indicative of reaction with hydrogen sulfide. Copper pipes, wiring, and air conditioner coils are affected, as well as silver jewelry. Homeowners have reported a variety of symptoms, including respiratory problems such as asthma attacks, chronic coughing and difficulty breathing, as well as chronic headaches and sinus issues.
Feel free to contact CGC Home Inspections, LLC now to learn more about how to check for faulty drywall. You don’t want to put your family’s life at risk.