Chinese drywall refers to an environmental health issue involving defective drywall manufactured in China, imported to the United States and used in residential construction between 2001 and 2009 — affecting "an estimated 100,000 homes in more than 20 states.
The smell from the corrosive gas emitted from Chinese drywall is very potent and smells similar to rotten eggs. This noticeable indicator may tell you that your drywall is from China. From your attic, take a look at your drywall for the name KNAUF. The drywall may also say Knauf Plasterboard .
The contaminated drywall has high levels of sulfur, which may be responsible for a rotten egg smell in affected homes, blackened or corroded pipes, failure of air conditioners and other household appliances, and health problems such as asthma, coughing, headaches, sore throats, and irritated eyes.
Our home inspectors are trained to spot signs of Chinese drywall without damaging any part of your home. One of the first things we will check for is the odor that this drywall typically emits. We will also check copper coils and wiring for damage, look for blackened wires, and visually inspect other areas of the home .
Contact our expert team to check for Chinese Drywall before buy your next property.