The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have opposing views regarding ripping out wiring contaminated by tainted Chinese drywall. No worries: the NAHB says that contractors should do what the CPSC recommends.
Just two days after the March release of the NAHB guidelines, the CPSC in conjunction with HUD issued its own report.
While the NAHB recommends that all wiring in affected homes be replaced, the CPSC/HUD does not.
The CPSC’s data was highly anticipated by the NAHB for several months. Its own guidelines were the result of more than a year of research, testing, and evaluation.
The NAHB emphasizes that its new document is only a guideline for contractors who are undertaking the drywall-abatement procedure. No federal, state, or local governments have mandated that the recommendations be followed to the letter. In fact, it’s entirely possible that contractors already dealing with contaminated Chinese drywall have methods that go well beyond the NAHB and CPSC recommendations.
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