Chinese Drywall
Symptoms and Remedy
Buildings made from around 2004 to 2007, or buildings that
underwent repair or remodeling work during that period have
sig...
Normally drywall is imported to the US from Canada or
Mexico, but during this time the shortage was so big neither
of them...
To help you find out whether you might have
Chinese Drywall within your house, we've listed
some of the symptoms of Chines...
A Smell Like Rotten Eggs
Try smelling around your house. If you can smell something like rotten eggs, but can't
find any, ...
Electrical Problems
The gases that defective drywall releases don't just smell bad. They can corrode
different metals, esp...
A Number of Medical
Problems
Gases released by defective drywall can
cause a whole suite of health problems,
especially re...
Failing Air Conditioner
It's not just metal wiring that can go bad from drywall-induced corrosion. Metal
components in dif...
Even if you haven't been experiencing any of these problems, it's
still very possible that you have Chinese drywall in you...
This Presentation is presented by
A Florida based Chinese Drywall Inspection Firm helping homeowners with
top-notch remedi...
Symptoms and Remedy of Chinese Drywall
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Chinese drywall began as early as 2001 and peaked when the domestic supply could not keep up with the demand caused by the housing boom and Hurricane Katrina. Check out the symptoms to find whether you might have Chinese Drywall within your house.

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Symptoms and Remedy of Chinese Drywall

  1. 1. Chinese Drywall Symptoms and Remedy
  2. 2. Buildings made from around 2004 to 2007, or buildings that underwent repair or remodeling work during that period have significant chance of having defective drywall. During that time, the US's drywall industry wasn't able to keep up with demand because of the housing boom and the rebuilding done after Hurricane Katrina.
  3. 3. Normally drywall is imported to the US from Canada or Mexico, but during this time the shortage was so big neither of them could supply enough. China ended up supplying most of the shortage, exporting more than 550 million pounds of drywall. The most affected states are:
  4. 4. To help you find out whether you might have Chinese Drywall within your house, we've listed some of the symptoms of Chinese Drywall.
  5. 5. A Smell Like Rotten Eggs Try smelling around your house. If you can smell something like rotten eggs, but can't find any, it's probably sulfur gases in your air. Defective drywall releases a number of sulfur gases, including carbon disulphide, carbonyl sulfide and hydrogen sulfide. It's possible that you've gotten used to the smell, so trying spending a while out of your house and then taking a nice big sniff when you come back.
  6. 6. Electrical Problems The gases that defective drywall releases don't just smell bad. They can corrode different metals, especially copper. When copper corrodes, it usually becomes a reddish or greenish color, but copper turns ash-like and black when exposed to gases from defective drywall. Corroded copper wiring can start to act strangely, even shorting out. That can cause damage to electrical appliances, and sparks from shorts can potentially cause fires. In fact, if you've noticed that light bulbs have been burning out more quickly than normal, it could be a sign of tainted drywall.
  7. 7. A Number of Medical Problems Gases released by defective drywall can cause a whole suite of health problems, especially respiratory ones. Chronic coughing, sinus problems, headaches, rashes and even asthma attacks can be caused. If you've noticed problems like that, that don't seem to have an apparent reason, it's a good sign that you have Chinese drywall.
  8. 8. Failing Air Conditioner It's not just metal wiring that can go bad from drywall-induced corrosion. Metal components in different appliances can be ruined by those gases, as well. Air conditioners are particularly vulnerable to this, because they have air flowing through them constantly. In homes with defective drywall, air conditioning systems often have to get replaced much more often than normal, usually due to the coils getting corroded.
  9. 9. Even if you haven't been experiencing any of these problems, it's still very possible that you have Chinese drywall in your home. Chinese drywall only starts to release gases when the air is both sufficiently humid and warm. If you live in a colder or drier climate, you could have Chinese drywall and not realize it. Also, buildings are often made with drywall from multiple sources, so it's possible that you have only a few panels of tainted drywall. The only way to be completely sure that you don't have Chinese drywall is to have a specialized inspector inspect your house.
  10. 10. This Presentation is presented by A Florida based Chinese Drywall Inspection Firm helping homeowners with top-notch remediation, testing and inspection services. Call us at 888-887-5387or visit our website to get your home inspected with Chinese Drywall Advisors. Follow Us On Facebook ChineseDrywallAdvisors.com

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