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 caused by the Chinese drywall. Chinese drywall is first detected by the “rotten egg” smell. Florida’s Best Home Inspection, Inc, will look for signs of corroding metal caused by hydrogen sulfide. Not all symptoms are a clear indication of Chinese drywall and we recommend lab testing of 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
Let the experienced, trusted, home inspection professionals at South Florida’s Best Home Inspection, Inc. help you with all your home inspection needs.
Call us at (561) 478-4050 to schedule your inspection with an accredited West Pam Beach Chinese Drywall testing company.