What we like about Housecall is their service.  It has been many months since our home inspection, and my wife and I still call them to ask questions.  They always take the time to talk with us and we never feel rushed.  This is our first home, and it is nice knowing you have someone you can call.  They deliver on their promise.        -  Mr. & Mrs. Pickard, San Diego

Chinese Drywall Inspection
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 What Is Chinese Drywall? 


Not all drywall from China is bad, but because all known bad drywall comes from China, it is commonly known as Chinese drywall.  Contaminants in the drywall include several compounds used in the manufacturing process. 

Contaminated Chinese drywall "offgases" or releases these compounds into the air and is sensitive to heat, humidity, and the amount of defective drywall in the building.  As few as three sheets of drywall can be enough to require remediation.  Things you may notice in your home if you suspect Chinese Drywall include a foul sulfur smell, black corrosion of copper and other metals, and nosebleeds and respiratory problems.

Click for a more detailed discussion of Chinese Drywall: Fact or Fiction?.

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We offer the most definitive and cost-effective Chinese drywall inspection available.

People are springing up all over to get in on this action.  The reality is, even the foremost experts in the field do not know very much about Chinese Drywall and how it affects the human body, and at what concentrations.  Nevertheless, we are responding to the public's desire for an affordable, definitive test for this potentially toxic material.

There are many tests available for detecting contaminated Chinese drywall so be sure to do your homework.  Only a few provide accurate, precise, and reliable data.  We have selected a lab with a proven track record in this arena.  The testing protocol they use is Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy or "FT-IR" for short.  FT-IR analysis is used in crime labs and courtrooms across the country for everything from detecting illicit drugs to counterfeit money.

Why Is this analysis the best?

  • Less Expensive $250/analysis.  Other tests run from $500-$1,500 per sample
  • Direct Detection – detects actual contaminants in the drywall, not gases
  • Holds Up in Court – FT-IR is used in crime labs and courtrooms across the US
  • Easy-to-understand Report – definitive and simple result
  • Accredited LaboratoryEPA licensed and AIHA accredited

Areas Served:

We perform Chinese drywall inspections in the areas listed above as well as many others.  If you do not see your city, please contact us.  We will be proud to offer Chinese drywall inspections in your city.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 January 2011 13:32

Housecall Property Inspections

Housecall Property Inspections
6826 Millbrook St.
San Diego, CA 92120