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Chinese Drywall Testing

Category Industrial Hygiene Lab Services
Test Chinese Drywall Testing
Description

Many testing laboratories are trying to make quick profits by offering cheap, non legally defensible test results to determine if the sheetrock used in your home is indeed Chinese Drywall.

 

In order to provide the highest quality analytical results, LA Testing’s approach for the analysis of drywall samples is diverse. The possible avenues are outlined below:

 

LA Testing’s approach for the analysis of drywall samples is diverse. The possible avenues are outlined below:

 

Test 1. Analysis of the drywall samples for presence for presence of iron/Fe2S and strontium/SrS by X-ray Fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, and light microscopy.

 

Test 2. Analysis for presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs- especially for organic sulfides) and H2S using an environmental chamber.

 

Test 3. Copper corrosion test can be performed to identify and confirm the presence of substandard drywall (exposure of fresh copper coupons to subsamples of the odorous drywall in presence of humidity).

 

Test 4. Sulfur odors may also be produced when certain aerobic and anaerobic bacteria utilize certain molecules for growth. Therefore, endotoxin analysis for gram negative bacterial contamination and sulfur reducing and iron related bacterial tests may be recommended.  Please be sure to also include a control sample for these tests.  The control sample should be a drywall sample that is from a non-problem facility.

 

You could choose one test or combinations of these tests, depending on the level of the analysis you would like to achieve.

 

Price (valid from 5/28/09):

 

Test 1: $300/sample (10-business day results; call for shorter TAT’s)

 

Test 2: $240/sample with existing control data (no control run along with the sample) or $720/sample with controls run in along with the sample results: (10-15-business day TAT, call for shorter TAT’s)

 

Test 3: $1500/sample (20 businesses day results, no faster results available)

 

Test 4: $130/sample (6+ business day results)

 

For Further information, Contact Dr. Eugenia Mirica at 1-800-220-3675 or EMirica@EMSL.com  

 

Sample Analysis Performed in Westmont, NJ Laboratory