This product was designed so that Chinese drywall may be easily identified by the home owner. The test kit consists of 10 copper coupons for placement throughout the home over a period of 30 days. Easy to use, the copper coupons may be returned to the lab for comparison to coupons that have been corroded by known Chinese drywall reference materials at no additional charge. The identification of corrosion, utilizing this at home method, may serve as evidence in identifying Chinese drywall as laid out by the Consumer Product Safety Commission in their 2010 publication Interim Guidance- Identification of Homes with Corrosion from Problem Drywall.
Step 1– Remove copper coupons from plastic bags and place them in 10 different locations around the building/structure you are testing. Be sure to not throw the plastic bags away. Do not apply tape or any other substance to the coupons.
Step 2– Wait 30 days. Make sure that the copper coupons are not disturbed/damaged.
Step 3– After 30 days, collect the copper coupons with gloved hands and place each one individually back in the plastic bags they came in.
Step 4– Send the coupons back to our lab and wait for your results!