Contaminated Drywall Renovation

Chinese Drywall Inspection Services

As concerns grow over the effects of defective drywall imported from China that has been installed in homes in Southwest Florida, SAR Inspection Services has developed inspection methods that help determine if Chinese drywall exist in your home. 

One Call is aware of existing homeowner concerns as well as realtors concerns. Realtors should advise their buyers to make sure that inspections of items that can be indicators of potential Chinese drywall be performed by a professional qualified inspection company during the inspection period.  We will visit your home and provide a limited inspection to try and determine if Chinese Drywall is installed in your home. The inspection will include inspecting your accessible air-condition coils, hot water heater piping and the wires in you main electrical panel. We will remove the covers from 6 electrical boxes and examine the edges of the drywall and the electrical wires.  If possible, will inspect the back of the drywall in the attic of 1 story home to determine the manufacturer.  Inspecting the back of the attic drywall may not be done if there is obstructions or blown insulation.  This information will be compared to the Florida Health Department's guidelines for Chinese Drywall. The Client will be given a written report within 3  business days.  Please see the exclusions and limitations section below. This is the only inspection most clients need

This inspection is specifically for the purpose of making visual observations of suspect areas of corrosion and discoloration of metal components including copper wiring and piping, metal plumbing fixtures etc. The condition of these items are indicators that defective drywall may exist in the subject structure.  One Call is not responsible or liable for reporting any deficiencies observed other that those that those potentially caused by defective drywall in the existing structure.  At this time, there are no industry standards, formal training or certifications available outlining inspection methods for detecting defective drywall installed in a building structure.  Our many years of experience as a General Contractor and Building Inspection Company provides us with extensive knowledge of construction methods and practices. We are qualified to perform "Chinese drywall inspections" and know what components to look for as indicators in a building that suggest Chinese drywall may exist.

We will attempt to identify the builder in the inspection report at the request of the customer.  This information will be obtained from public records.  Drywall manufacturer information will be obtained from visual observation during the on site inspection.  One Call has no financial interest in the property being inspected and inspection observations are purely objective.  There is no sure way of knowing if Chinese drywall exist without performing destructive testing methods and chemical analyzes of drywall samples.  If the inspection results from visual observations indicate there may be defective drywall in the structure, additional testing methods may be desired.

Inspection and Estimate

We can provide the client with a "generic estimate" for the expected costs to replace the Chinese drywall and repair/replace the damaged copper items based on a limited inspection. All of the components of the home that have to be removed or replaced will be included.  An estimate customized for your home can also prepared at an additional charge. The cost of a custom estimate would be refunded to the client if we were awarded the remediation contract for your home. Please see the exclusions and limitations section below.

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Whether you are a Treasure Coast area property manager, commercial general contractor, or home owner, One Call Properties Service will provide quality work, timely service, and reasonable pricing. We pride ourselves on the high standards we have established and maintained as a Treasure Coast area contractor. We will gladly provide references if you are considering us for your next damage restoration project.


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