Federal Agencies Recommend Gutting of Homes with Tainted Drywall

Homes with tainted Chinese drywall should be stripped down to the studs, according to a recent recommendation from two federal agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In a joint statement, the agencies stated that the corroded electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes, and other systems should also be removed.


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