Chinese drywall was imported from China between 2001 and 2009. Chinese drywall emits sulfurous gases, which cause damage to copper wiring and other metals throughout the home.
Homeowners have also reported health issues potentially caused by the Chinese drywall. The problem drywall is first detected by a “rotten egg” smell. South Florida’s Best Home Inspection, Inc, looks for signs of corroding metal caused by hydrogen sulfide. Not all symptoms are a clear indication of Chinese drywall and we recommend lab testing the drywall to provide a definitive analysis.
In the second step, i.e., corroborating the evidence, we look for Chinese markings on the drywall and the following elements from specialized lab testing:
- Elemental sulfur in the drywall.
- Copper sulfide on coupons, grounding wires, and/or air conditioning coils.
- Elevated sulfide gas emissions from drywall.
- Corrosion induced by drywall in test chambers.
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