As many people in South West Florida know Chinese drywall is a major problem. The inspectors at Safeguard Inspectors LLC have performed hundreds of Chinese drywall inspections. Safeguard Inspectors LLC has the experience needed to reassure our clients that a thorough Chinese drywall inspection was completed.
September Update From the Consumer Product Safety Commision.As of September 22, 2010, Overview
"This update describes new developments in the ongoing investigation of imported drywall and supplements the previous reports provided to the Committee. As of September 22, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“Commission” or “CPSC”) had received 3,602 incident reports related to drywall from 38 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa. More than 90 percent of reports are from five states: Florida (57 percent), Louisiana (19 percent), Mississippi (7 percent), Alabama (6 percent), and Virginia (4 percent).
In addition to the consumer reports on drywall received by the CPSC, our outreach efforts and investigations have secured information from many other sources, including state governors, county governments, importers, builders, distributors, installers, and other parties in the drywall distribution chain. Combining the information from all sources and eliminating duplicates, our best estimate of the number of homes that have registered complaints about drywall is approximately 6,300."
Consumer Product Safety Commission released new Chinese drywall remediation guidelines on April 2, 2010. They state that U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall should be completely gutted, according to new guidelines released Friday April 2nd by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
This Interim Remediation Guidance for homes with problem drywall calls for the replacement of:
1. all possible problem drywall;
2. all fire safety alarm devices (including smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms);
3. all electrical components and wiring (including outlets, switches and circuit breakers); and
4. all gas service piping and fire suppression sprinkler systems.
Below is the link to the new Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines
Thee Florida Department of Health is still in the process of determining the definition of a “confirmed case of Chinese drywall”. The department of health updated its case definition for Drywall Associated Corrosion in Residences on 12-18-2009. Click the link to view the new case definition from the Florida Department of Health. Case Definition 12-18-09 for Drywall Associated Corrosion in Residences
As stated by the Florida Department of Health, it is very important to have a professional to evaluate your home.
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