Chinese Drywall Remediation Services
Between the years of 2004 and 2007, during the construction boom, over 550 million pounds of chinese drywall was imported into the United States, enough to build over 600,000 homes. It was unknown at the time, however the process used to manufacture this drywall caused the gypsum to emit toxic gases in high humidity environments. Sources currently estimate that up to 100,000 homes may still be affected by toxic chinese drywall.
Toxic Gas Emissions
Laboratory tests of imported drywall have identified emissions of carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide. These emissions, which have the odor of rotten eggs, worsen as temperature and humidity rise.
Adverse Effects To Property
There are numerous effects of the release of toxic chinese drywall gases. Copper pipes, wiring, and air conditioner coils are affected, as well as silver jewelry. The gases cause copper surfaces to turn black and powdery, a chemical process indicative of reaction with hydrogen sulfide.
Adverse Health Effects
You can only imagine the health effects if you are breathing this gas daily. Homeowners and workers report respiratory tract infections, sinus problems, nosebleeds & other serious conditions arising from exposure to toxic chinese drywall.