U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recommends Piecemeal Repairs of Homes with Problem Drywall, but Complete Remediation is Needed
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a new report April 2 recommending that owners of homes built with toxic Chinese drywall remove the problem drywall from their homes and replace electrical components and wiring, gas service piping, fire-suppression sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. According to the report, this should help eliminate both the source of the problem drywall as well as the corrosion-damaged components that might cause safety problems in homes.
However, this piecemeal approach is not sufficient to address the Chinese drywall problem. Homeowners need to do complete remediation.