A Great Way to check and see if a Property has had Chinese Drywall! For those who live in Florida, Louisiana and the other States that were devastated by the Chinese Drywall disaster! Are you wondering if a home that you are interested in purchasing ever had Chinese Drywall? Go to http://projects.propublica.org/drywall/ and put in the address of the property that you are interested in.
Some Symptoms include:
- A noticeable smell of rotten eggs or sulfur.
- Having to replace coils in the A/C unit.
- Having to replace products that use electricity and contain copper.
- Pitting with black or discolored spots on metal, wiring and stainless steel.
Health Symptoms include:
- Headaches and cough
- Irritated and itchy eyes
- Difficulty in breathing
- Bloody or runny nose
- Frequent sinus infections and asthma attacks
With the construction boom back in 2004 to 2007 there was a shortage of Drywall that lead to it being purchased in China. Here is a picture of what your coils should look like (the penny).
Cudos to those Builders who stepped up to the plate! So many Builders have not and the devastation of the homeowners who had to walk away from their home, that took them years to build.
For those of you that are in Chinese Drywall affected areas, Here is a Great Way to check and see if a Property has had Chinese Drywall! Just put in the address and it will let you know if the property had Chinese Drywall.