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Corrosive (Chinese) Drywall Inspection South Florida

About Corrosive Drywall Inspections

Waypoint Property Inspection has inspected thousands of homes throughout South Florida. Some homes built in 2002-2009 might have corrosive drywall that releases toxins in the air and can damage certain appliances or wiring. Our home inspectors can help you find out if your home has Corrosive Drywall, deliver a report of our findings, and provide recommendations. Learn more below.

Chinese Drywall

Info about Corrosive Drywall

Affected 2001-2009

Chinese drywall was installed around 2005 to make up for the lack of building material in the U.S. due to the hurricanes. Most drywall shipments in the US were to the State of Florida.

Repairs

Remediation of Chinese drywall can be very extensive and costly. In most cases, a professional contractor is needed to remove all drywall and properly clean all home components to ensure the house is toxic free.

Emissions

Chinese Drywall emits harmful gases when exposed to the southern climate. The gases can coat other home materials and can quickly cause several serious health effects.

Health Effects

Symptoms depend on level and length of exposure and include: headaches, itching, rash, eye irritation, bloody noses, memory loss, irritability, and more.

How We Test

Inspection

In most cases, looking at copper components of the home can be an indicator of Corrosive drywall as it causes a black residue. This included but is not limited to copper wiring, copper supply lines, or HVAC equipment.

Visible Swabs

We can swab/sample possible toxic drywall to submit for official lab testing. This process can take a few business days to receive accurate results from the lab.

Smell

In some cases, the contaminated drywall can cause the home to give off a rotten egg smell. However, the smell alone cannot be used as an indicator due to other possible causes like well systems.

Next Steps

We can submit a report or action plan for next steps if the inspectors believes there is a concern. Waypoint can also give recommendations for reputable remediation contractors.

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22:40 30 Dec 22
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17:41 23 Dec 22
They did an amazing job. I’ll definitely be using them again!!!
Barbara Bardsley
Barbara Bardsley
16:35 21 Dec 22
They were quick to respond to my first call. Our inspector, Anthony, was on time, polite, respectful, informative and thorough. He was also happy to answer questions, no matter how small. I had occasion to go into the office and was just as pleased with my dealings in there.I will be calling them again. My real estate was impressed with them as well so I think they will be getting many referrals.Thank you for great service!!
Steven Silverstein
Steven Silverstein
13:31 20 Dec 22
The young man who conducted our house inspection was very polite and explained his findings very clearly.
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13:13 18 Dec 22
The young man was spot on, precise and had a great personality. I actually spoke with him via WhatsApp and my realtor was there for the inspection. I called your man "INSPECTOR GADGET", and we both laughed because he recognized and liked "INSPECTOR GADGET". He did a very thorough-excellent inspection. Please thank him for me again....
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