In February of 2020, litigation finally wrapped up on a decade-long series of lawsuits pertaining to defective imported drywall. 

Defective drywall that caused damage to property and health concerns hit people in 44 states, estimated at as many as 20,000 homes. Florida had the most. The drywall materials reacted to produce fumes that corroded fixtures. The gas smelled of sulfur and raised health concerns. (Florida Realtors)

With damaged homes and fears for their health, many homeowners felt compelled to move out of their dream homes while they sought relief and compensation.

Which just goes to show that drywall damage can be a two-way street.

Drywall Damage: a Two-way Street?

When we speak of "drywall damage," most of us are referring to the standard damage drywall endures over the course of its lifetime--the scratches, scrapes, dents, and gouges that seem to come with the hustle and bustle of a home or business.  

But drywall not only can be damaged itself; it can also bring damage, dragging down the value of a property and potentially raising health concerns. Apart from the sort of faulty drywall mentioned above, drywall is also subject to environmental factors, such as toxic black mold.

All things considered, it's best to take good care of your drywall.

In doing so, you're actually taking care of yourself. 

What You Need to Know

Fortunately, with a few simple steps, you can protect yourself from the relatively mild hazards associated with drywall.

First, if you're concerned that your drywall may be faulty, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has prepared a simple document with all the information you need to investigate.

Second, simple visual checks for issues like toxic black mold, when done routinely, can catch problems early and keep them from escalating into legitimate health dangers. 

We Can Help 

If you're interested in preserving the value and integrity of your drywall, consider investing in a few sets of our premium corner guards. With a quick and simple installation, they provide a lifetime of protection for your vulnerable corners and edges. 

If you have further questions or comments, or if you would like to hear more about which set of guards best suits your needs, please feel free to contact us at any time.

We look forward to serving you!