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HUD and CPSC Issue Guidance on Repairing Homes With Chinese Drywall

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today issued interim remediation guidance to help homeowners struggling to rid their properties of problem drywall linked to corrosion of metal in their homes such as electrical components.

“This guidance, based on the CPSC’s ongoing scientific research, is critical to ensuring that homeowners and contractors have confidence that they are making the appropriate repairs to rid their homes of problem drywall said Jon Gant, Director of HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. “The remediation guidance issued today is the latest step in an ongoing process that the Intergovernmental Task Force on Problem Drywall has undertaken to address this problem directly. We will continue to work with our Congressional, State and local partners as they seek policy solutions based on our guidance and the CPSC’s scientific findings.”

Based on scientific study of the problem to date, HUD and CPSC recommend that consumers:

  1. Remove all possible problem drywall from their homes, and replace electrical components and wiring, gas service piping, fire suppression sprinkler systems, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. Taking these steps should help eliminate both the source of the problem drywall and corrosion-damaged components that might cause a safety problem in the home. To view a full text of the remediation guidance, visit the federal Drywall Information Center website (PDF).

Earlier this year, HUD and CPSC issued a protocol to help identify problem drywall in the home. Today’s interim remediation guidance is being released in recognition that many homeowners want to begin remediating their homes and offers a next step to homeowners whose homes have been determined to have problem drywall.

Click here to read more about Chinese Drywall issues in Williamsburg, James City County and Hampton Roads Virginia

3 Responses

  1. We were just told our dream home was built with Chinese drywall. We need help and don’t know where to turn for help. Our builder of our new home is not going to do anything to stand behind the custom home he built and we bought. It is now worthless and will cost over 200K to have it removed. He should stand behind the house he built and repair all the damage it has caused us. Please help. This was a custom built home that we paid top money for.

    • 1.The most important issue is your health and safety. If you are suffering from the health symptoms described as common to the reports of exposure to problem drywall, please consult your physician as soon as possible. If you experience any of the electrical or fire safety concerns described as common to the reports of exposure to problem drywall, please consult your local gas or electric supplier and a licensed electrician or building inspector as soon as possible.
      2.You should contact your State and local authorities to report your concerns and get direction on any help or resources in your area.
      3.You should also report your concerns to us using the form at https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/drywall.aspx
      4.You should also consider contacting your insurance company and report your concerns.

      I would contact local attorney Richard Serpe who specializes in Chinese Drywall representation. Here is his website:

      http://chinesedrywallclaims.com/ VA and North Carolina homeowners can call

      Virginia & North Carolina
      Law Office of Richard J. Serpe, PC
      Toll Free 877-544-5323

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