Even government officials can have Chinese drywall

Just this week, Florida Lieutenant Governor filed suit against those responsible for putting Chinese drywall into his home. The warning signs for Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp appear to all be the same that homeowners nationwide have experienced.

The South Florida Business Journal reports

Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp has joined hundreds of other Floridians in filing suit over defective Chinese drywall in his home.

Earlier this year, Kottkamp disclosed that his home was built with the defective drywall, which gives off sulfur fumes that corrode air conditioners.

He and his wife, Cynthia Kottkamp, filed federal suit Monday in Fort Myers against manufacturer Knauf Gips KG and Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co.

The couple alleges that the drywall in their North Fort Myers home has corroded their air conditioner and is making them sick.

While unfortunate that Chinese drywall found its way into yet another home, perhaps with such a high profile victim, more attention will be poured onto the topic. Resolutions to help people living in these homes is necessary to allow individuals to move on with their lives and can’t come sooner.

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