The scary thing about drywall and plaster in Marathon is not just on the installation and rigid regulations, but you also need to take into account, the moisture level of the surrounding area. As a hot and humid location, some drywall material may release toxic substances after some time. The right drywall and plaster installer will know the difference between cold resistant against hot temperature resistant material. He also needs to know about imported batches of drywall that are toxic, asbestos/mesothelioma, and radioactive phosphate. Yes! Radioactive Phosphate! That small Ma and Pa shop installers might not be aware of such hazardous drywall and plaster material.
Drywall, a.k.a., gypsum board or Sheetrock was a cheap alternative to plastering freehand and creating a smooth surface on ceilings and walls. Over the years, drywall became such high in demand that cheaper, toxic material was used (and still is) to compete in the price wars between companies.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as local authorities received almost 5k reports from residents in 44 states, the American Samoa, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who believe their health symptoms or the corrosion of certain metal components in their household correlates and so does the electrical fixtures, appliances, plumbing, and air conditioner coils. A boom in construction occurred after a few hurricanes hit South Florida in 2004 and 2005 which homeowners that reported health issues had homes built after 2005.
After the housing boom in 2006, the Florida Keys was a major target for construction projects at low prices, using Chinese drywall and other inferior materials. Chinese drywall corrodes copper aggressively. The danger is in the air conditioning coils that corrode and spread deadly chemicals throughout the whole A/C vent unit into homes and buildings. The daily intake of these toxic particles leads to Mesothelioma. Yes, Cancer!
This health hazard in Marathon and the rest of the Florida Keys with problem drywall and wrong plaster application has hit a peak during the past several years. XTRM Construction has certified drywall and plaster installers that will not only build with the safest materials, but also inspect for corrosion and blackening within the walls. Unlike big companies, we accommodate our prices for your regular sized home or business. Call us today if you're in Marathon, Fl., or any part of the Keys, if you need any inspection or drywall installation done the safe and correct way.