For decades, dog-sniffing canines have been used to detect bombs and drugs. Now, these trained dogs are being used to detect Chinese Drywall in South Florida homes.
K-9 Detection Services is a local company combining trained police dogs and home inspection. The dogs are trained to sniff out sulfur, which is the common chemical in Chinese Drywall. The rotten egg-like odor that comes from Chinese Drywall can sometimes take years for humans to smell. But, these trained canines are able to detect Chinese Drywall at a very early stage.
Homeowners usually spend hundreds to thousands of dollars just to test for Chinese Drywall. Now, using trained dogs can be a lot cheaper and just as effective. There are as many as 36,000 Florida homes that have Chinese Drywall, which corrodes appliances and wiring.
If a perspective buyer is looking to purchase a newly built home from 2001 or sooner, it is advisable to test for Chinese Drywall. Also, homeowners experiencing the side effects should also have their homes tested. K-9 Detection Services can be reached at: 800-381-2055. Hopefully, more federal and state relief will come to homeowners effected by Chinese Drywall.