We had granite countertops installed last week. One portion of the install was done incorrectly (the workers later confirmed this) and the epoxy was mixed wrong or not added hardener so it did not cure. We realize farily soon we were dealing with fumes - so we immediately took kids away - they had been away also during install. Me and the kids stayed away for 3 solid days - came back to a ventialted house where there was minimal smell and only in the kitchen. Fans blowing etc....
We vented the house - and the smell went to almost nothing however it would build if we would close up again.
THey came and tried to fix it - the smell is now almost gone but at this point I want the counters ripped off and done correctly as I am afraid of any fumes brewing.
When me and my husband discovered the wet adhesive and touched it with our fingers - washed off right away with plenty of soap and water .
We have been staying away from the house until we can get a second opinion . At this point - I want to rip them off and start over done correctly. We might also have to fix cabinets that had been coated with it. If not replace them.
The question is - what can I do to help my body heal from this exposure? Kids do not seem to have any kind of problem. The few days they slept in the house were upstairs away from kitchen and the whole house was open there were zero smells around them and they had no headaches or any other symptoms.
I had a slight skin reaction that seems to be gone now - hives like but not as strong.
What would you recommend to detox?
If the fumes are gone away would you feel ok living there?
I am absolutely stressed out by this situation.