Excessive formaldehyde in eggshell apartment


“Long rental apartment”, also known as “white collar apartment”, is a new industry in the real estate rental market. It is favored by many young people because of its fashionable decoration, convenient room change and thoughtful service management. In recent years, there is a serious problem of the maintenance of tenants’ living standards, but it is difficult to standardize the interior decoration of apartments.
Eggshell staff reported that the pollution of eggshell house exceeded the standard
Formaldehyde content in eggshell apartment exceeded the standard
Mr. Xu: I have been coughing because I live in the eggshell apartment in the middle. I have been coughing for more than a year now because there is a peculiar smell in it. In January 2020, when I went to the hospital for an examination, I found that I had asthma.
Eggshell staff reported that the pollution of eggshell house exceeded the standard
Mr. Xu is an employee of eggshell apartment. Background screenshots of entry / interviewee working system in 2018
Mr. Xu questioned the air quality of the house. In May 2020, he commissioned a third-party organization, Beijing Zhonghuan Xiangrui indoor environment testing Co., Ltd., at his own expense, to carry out air quality inspection on his house in Yuanyang Yifang Runyuan, Chaoyang District. He said:
Mr. Xu: the CMA test conducted by a third party company in May showed that formaldehyde exceeded the standard. The company did not accept the test result. In June, the company arranged another retest. However, their test results were abnormal, formaldehyde exceeded 0.3, and then TVOC (total volatile organic compounds) exceeded three abnormal points.
Eggshell staff reported that the pollution of eggshell house exceeded the standard
Contract form of the third party testing agency entrusted by Mr. Xu
According to the test report provided by Mr. Xu, the upper limit of formaldehyde should be 0.1mg/m3, while the formaldehyde detection results of the living room and bedroom of Mr. Xu are 0.14mg and 0.13mg respectively, both higher than the limit.
Eggshell staff reported that the pollution of eggshell house exceeded the standard
Eggshell staff reported that the pollution of eggshell house exceeded the standard
Eggshell staff reported that the pollution of eggshell house exceeded the standard
The report issued by the third party testing agency shows that the formaldehyde in the house source exceeds the standard
Reporter visits eggshell rental market
Later, Beijing News and radio reporters searched Sina Weibo and found that many netizens encountered similar problems.
Eggshell staff reported that the pollution of eggshell house exceeded the standard
Many netizens on Weibo are complaining about the problem of excessive formaldehyde in long-term apartments / from the Internet
One of the netizens told reporters that after his complaints, he and eggshell signed a settlement agreement, but the agreement requires the tenant not to disclose the matter. The netizen also said that his next room also has the problem of formaldehyde exceeding the standard.
Eggshell staff reported that the pollution of eggshell house exceeded the standard
Screenshots of microblog private messages from netizens and journalists / from the Internet
In order to further understand the situation, Beijing News and radio reporters, as renters, randomly selected a set of houses near the East 2nd Ring Road in the eggshell apartment app on August 25th, contacted the eggshell housekeeper to see the house on the spot, and they could smell a smell of smell as soon as they entered the house. The housekeeper explained:
Housekeeper: because the windows are closed most of the time in this room, it will have some flavor. But when you live in the room, he will equip some green roses and sachets in this room.
When the reporter raised concerns about excessive formaldehyde, the housekeeper said:
Housekeeper: you don’t have to worry about this. All of them have been tested.
Reporter: can I see the test report?
Housekeeper: let me see if it is glued here. It was glued to the door at the earliest time before I didn’t find it, but I can ask after-sales for the test report.
Reporter: well decorated, will generally be vacant for a few days to give us to live?
Housekeeper: usually it will be vacant for about a month.
Eggshell apartment cannot issue test report
The housekeeper promised to send the test report and decoration time of the house to reporters, but the reporter has not received it. Beijing News and radio reporters have repeatedly called the housekeeper, but the housekeeper replied that the company is unable to issue relevant certificates at present.
Housekeeper: because these testing companies have been testing for a long time, the eggshell company and his cooperation has expired, so his files and other things will not come over.
Reporter: will the eggshell company keep the bottom of this test report?
Housekeeper: Yes, we won’t leave a bottom here. If you are worried, you can live in and have a test. If it exceeds the standard, we will bear the cost. Don’t worry.
In response to this problem, Beijing News and radio reporters contacted several eggshell housekeepers and asked to check the air quality test reports of different housing sources in different districts of Beijing, but they all said that they could not issue the test reports.
Housekeeper A: I asked the company just now, and the company said that basically, the test report is not available now and can not be provided.
Housekeeper B: I can’t find it now. I did. You can rest assured that there will be no problem. If there is a problem, it will be a problem for a long time.
Housekeeper C: there is no record of this test report.
Subsequently, Beijing News and radio reporters also called the eggshell apartment customer service telephone to inquire, but the customer service who answered the phone did not give a clear answer.
Customer service: normally, the test report can be provided, but if our colleagues say that we can’t provide it to you, you can change to another house source, because it is impossible for every house to have this kind of situation.
Reporter: will your formaldehyde report come from a third party and file it internally?
Customer service: here