If this product was sold in Florida, we have no doubt it was also sold in numerous other states. There is a very good chance it could be toxic. We are talking about what could become one of the worst sick house issues ever.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 29, 2009
Americas Watchdog's Homeowners Consumer Center is expanding its Florida investigation of Lennar & other homebuilders using imported Chinese dry wall, or sheet rock in Florida, to a nationwide investigation, of all new homes built in 2005 & 2006, that may also have the imported Chinese dry wall or sheet rock. The group wants to hear from any homeowner in Florida, or in any US State, who has, or suspects they have the imported Chinese dry wall product in their home.
According to the group, "While Florida is getting all of the attention with respect to the imported Chinese sheet rock, or dry wall in new homes built in 2005 & 2006, we are convinced the problem is not just isolated to Florida or Lennar." If you live in a new home built in 2005, or 2006 in Florida, or any other State, that has a rotten egg type smell, and or if you or your loved ones have developed respiratory issues or nose bleeds since move in, please call the Homeowners Consumer Center at 866-714-6466, or contact them via their web site at http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.com.
Background on the problem:
Jack Snider, CEO of AMRC Environmental Testing, says, "This is a widespread problem for homes in Southwest Florida." Snider continues, "The good news is that it's easy for you to check your home to see if you have it. The Chinese drywall looks like any other drywall you would see. But the gases released from the Chinese drywall are capable of corroding copper coiling, which is found in nearly every home."
The Homeowners Consumer Center says, "If this product was sold in Florida, we have no doubt it was also sold in numerous other states. There is a very good chance it could be toxic. We are talking about what could become one of the worst sick house issues ever."
Could you have Chinese drywall in a new home built between 2005 & 2006?
- Does the home have a strong smell (a sulfur or rotten egg-type smell)?
- Have you suffered respiratory issues, or nose bleeds since moving into the house?
- Do you have corroded copper coils in your air conditioner or are the coils black?
- Do you have KNAUF written on the back of your drywall? Go to your attic and look at the back side of the drywall for Knauf. This is the manufacturer's ID, which identifies it as the drywall in question. Chinese drywall is thinner and lighter than typical drywall. It could smell like rotten eggs or when you first strike a match
If a homeowner has any of these indications please contact the Homeowners Consumer Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their web site at http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.com.
According to the Homeowners Consumer Center, "This Chinese drywall is potentially a serious health problem for any homeowner in Florida, or in other US State who lives in a new home built in 2005 or 2006. We spoke with a potential victim who has the Chinese dry wall in her home, and her nose was bleeding during our telephone conversation. We were also in New Orleans before, during and after Hurricane Katrina, and we are 100% confident the Chinese sheet rock product is also in other Gulf states, and possibly the Southwest/West, because of the national sheet rock/dry wall shortage as a result of the storm."
The Homeowners Consumer Center wants to hear from every homeowner who may have the Chinese drywall product in their home. Homeowners can call the Homeowners Consumer Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their web site at http://HomeownersConsumerCenter.com.
Important Note: If you are a dry wall or sheet rock contractor & you have knowledge of Chinese sheet rock, or dry wall being used in any US sub-division or condominium project in 2005 or 2006, please contact the Homeowners Consumer Center at 866-714-6466.
Americas Watchdog and its Homeowners Consumer Center are all about homeowner protection, and corporate responsibility.