Your Household’s Drywall May Be Defective

Was your home rebuilt by Catholic Charities of the Archdioceses of New Orleans? (The church’s program, Operation Helping Hands, has been rebuilding houses in the New Orleans area since 2007.) If OHH had a hand in rebuilding your household, you should probably check your drywall for any signs that it may be defective.

Turns out that large quantities of defective drywall was imported from China during a housing boom and after numerous Gulf Coast hurricanes. The defective drywall has already turned up in corrosion cases in thousands of homes throughout Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia and Louisiana. If you know that your drywall was recently replaced, it probably would not hurt to check your home’s condition.

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