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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.

Click here to view the press release and report.