The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), have released an updated remediation guide for homeowners with defective Chinese drywall. The new guide lists the following to be replaced:
- all problem drywall
- smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
- electrical distribution components, including receptacles
- switches and circuit breakers
- but not necessarily wiring or fusible-type fire sprinkler heads
The two agencies believe that this guide will allow homeowners to remediate their homes at lower costs than previous guidelines.