Tuesday, February 2, 2010

HUD and CPSC issue guide on identifying toxic drywall

The Florida Association of Realtors posted an article on guidelines issued by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on how to identify the presence of metal corrosion, as well as other indicators of problem drywall in homes.

Here's what they wrote: "The guidance takes into account visual signs of metal corrosion, evidence of drywall installation in the relevant time period, and the identification of other corroborating evidence or characteristics.HUD and CPSC’s two-step guidance requires a visual inspection that must show blackening of copper electrical wiring and/or air conditioning evaporator coils; and the installation of new drywall (for new construction or renovations) between 2001 and 2008. " Click on link for more information.

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