Asked by: Samoil Zimin
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th January, 2020

Do Home Inspectors check for Chinese drywall?

HomeTeam Inspection Service offers Chinese drywall inspections to detect if your home has these materials. Some of the problems associated with Chinese drywall include: Exposed electrical wiring and copper water-supply lines can turn black and deteriorate. Electrical connections in some appliances can deteriorate.

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Considering this, how do I know if my house has Chinese drywall?

How to know the symptoms of Chinese drywall

  1. One of the first signs of Chinese drywall is a strong sulfur smell, similar to the smell of rotten eggs.
  2. Check for corrosion on your metal faucets, drains, mirrors, picture frames, jewelry, etc.
  3. Also, check the copper in your home.
  4. Watch for failing appliances.

Subsequently, question is, do you have to disclose Chinese drywall? According to, Coldwell Banker now requires buyers and sellers to sign a form that includes the phrase “seller represents that seller has no knowledge of the presence of Chinese drywall at the property.”

Similarly, it is asked, what three areas of a home would you inspect to determine if it has Chinese drywall?

The following signs are commonly present in homes that contain defective Chinese-made drywall.

  • Copper turns black and powdery.
  • Creates odor of rotten eggs, sulfur, or burnt matches.
  • Corrosion of copper evaporator coils in air conditioning systems.
  • Oxidation and/or corrosion of electrical wiring.

When did they stop using Chinese drywall?

"Chinese drywall" refers to an environmental health issue involving defective drywall manufactured in China, imported to the United States and used in residential construction between 2001 and 2009 — affecting "an estimated 100,000 homes in more than 20 states."

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