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Chinese Drywall

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CHINESE DRYWALL

 

WHAT IF I HAVE CHINESE DRYWALL?

If our inspection report finds that you have conditions associated with Chinese drywall, you should first notify your builder, especially if your home is still under warranty. Your lender, insurer and an attorney should also be contacted.

 

If Chinese drywall is found, it must be removed according to the latest reports from the DOH. The problem is that the scope of how it is to be removed must be agreed first. At present, there are no standard remediation requirements or protocols in the industry so there is still a lot of confusion. Many experts believe that all affected or exposed components need to be removed, from piping and wiring to other components such as furnishings. However, there are very few saying that entire homes should be demolished and re-built.

 

As more investigation and testing is completed by CPSC and the DOH it is probable that we will see standards for the remediation of Chinese drywall in the near future, similar to that of the mold remediation industry.

 

Before you allow anyone to start the remediation process it is advisable to consult an attorney. Make sure all documentation is cataloged and proper remediation protocols are agreed before starting. You should hire a third party quality assurance inspector to ensure these protocols are being followed so when the work is complete your home has been completely eliminated of the problem. It may also be wise to conduct special material and/or air quality testing on your home at the end of the project.

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