The Real Deal Miami

Beware drywall repair fraud

April 27, 2009 12:30PM

Hundred of South Floridians are plagued by possible health problems and the deterioration of their homes, thanks to defective, smelly drywall panels made in China. They’re also vulnerable to scams. The state attorney general is warning that do it yourself tests are scams, and he cautioned against bogus test kits, costly home inspection offers, chemical cleaners and ozone generators. As of Thursday, the Health Department had received more than 300 complaints from around the state, including from homeowners in Miami, Parkland, Homestead, Fort Lauderdale and Davie.