Defective Drywall Checklist

Defective Chinese Drywall Home Checklist

While Florida homes contain the majority of the Chinese drywall used in the United States, numerous other states have taken delivery of the tainted drywall product. While significantly less than Florida, Louisiana and California imported the next largest amounts of Chinese drywall. At the time of this writing, it is not known whether the product was used in new construction, remodels or both. Due to this uncertainty, the following checklist from The Epoch Times can help homeowners identify if they might have defective Chinese drywall in their home.

  • Common health complaints include:
    • Nose bleeds
    • Headaches
    • Coughs
    • Upper respiratory or sinus issues
    • Eye irritation
    • Tiredness
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Aching body
    • Rashes
    • Family pets may have died
  • Common building–related issues include:
    • Continuous failure of air conditioning coils, or HVAC units beyond anything normal. Copper coils have turned black, or a grayish black.
    • Oven, or stove elements, or refrigerator coils may have failed a number of times.
    • Failure of electrical appliances—computer, TV sets, radios, DVD players, smoke detectors microwave information display panels may have failed.
    • Corroded, or black electrical wiring.
    • High–end silver jewelry, or silver plated utensils may be tarnished.
    • Light bulbs in homes with toxic Chinese drywall may burn out at a much faster rate than specified by the manufacturer.
    • Smell of rotten eggs.
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