Watch out for Chinese Drywall

Environmental issues (mold, formaldehyde, asbestos, radon gas, etc) have always been a concern to homeowners and professionals in the corporate housing and relocation industries. Today, a new environmental and health issue is emerging, Chinese Drywall. It’s an issue that some experts are predicting will have a profound affect on the housing industry. Some three hundred million board feet of drywall has been imported from China and has been used in homes built from 2004-2007, particularlly homes rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. The drywall is known to emit a sulfer dioxide gas that smells like rotten eggs. Not all homes emit...