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  • Massachusetts Mold Testing Lab Warns of Potential Mold Growth From Flooding

    Heavy rains and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in several parts of western Massachusetts this past weekend as More than two and a half inches of rain fell over the last 24 hours in East Longmeadow.  Flooding was reported in locations across Western Massachusetts, including in Easthampton, where there was flooding on Fort Hill Road. Many people have been evacuated from homes ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Saturated Midwest Leads to Mold Growth in Many Basements

    Recent weather conditions have brought exceptional amounts of rain to many parts of the Midwest.  Last week, theHolland Sentinelpublished a story about what their readers in Western Michigan should know about mold growing in their homes.   The article discusses the recent rains and the fact that many property owners have experienced moisture issues in their basements.  It stated, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Preventing Common Sources of Water Damage and Mold Growth

    One of the most common reasons for an insurance claim in a commercial or residential property is due to water damage. Water damage can be caused by many factors, including natural flooding events, leaking roofs and windows, indoor plumbing leaks and even sewer backups. The presence of water indoors can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, and in some ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Tips to prevent mold growth from hurricanes and floods

    EMSL Analytical offers preventive tips and testing solutions for residential and commercial properties threatened by devastating floods and water damage. Powerful storms recently slammed several Midwestern States causing severe flooding and now Hurricane Bill threatens the East Coast with strong winds and torrential rains if it turns inland. All of this severe weather is certainly enough to make ...


  • Tips to Prevent Mold Growth after Hurricane Isaac

    Hurricane Isaac is predicted to strike the Gulf Coast of the United States late Tuesday or early Wednesday as a Category 2 hurricane with wind speeds up to 110 mph and torrential rains. The severe weather has many property owners in the area concerned about protecting their homes from water damage. There are many basic precautionary steps property owners and tenants can take to minimize the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Growth Rates Follow Increases in Foreclosed Homes

    Earlier this month it was reported by NPR that as the enormous number of foreclosed homes across the country slowly make their way back for sale in the real estate market, problems with mold growth are increasing.  According to the article, “In some states, it's estimated that more than half of foreclosed homes have mold and mildew issues. Realtors across the country say they're seeing ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Indoor Mold Growth Can Result in Serious Health Concerns

    Mold can quickly become a problem in any building that has suffered water damage due to faulty plumbing, a flood or has experienced high humidity levels. Although mold is a natural part of the environment and can be found all around us, having it grow indoors can lead to serious health concerns.   When people are exposed to high levels of mold in the air they breathe it can result in the ...

  • Condensation, Humidity, Dust Mites and Mold Growth in Buildings Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how condensation and elevated humidity levels can impact the presence of dust mites and mold in homes and other types of buildings. “Indoor environments with serious condensation issues or elevated humidity levels can cause ...

  • Common Interior Sources of Water Damage and Mold Growth Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses some of the most common interior sources of water damage that frequently results in mold growth in homes and buildings.   “Water damage in a property is one of the most common reasons for an insurance ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • HVAC a primary driver of energy-efficiency jobs

    HVAC named one of four technologies stimulating energy-efficient job growth According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), American energy-efficiency jobs are on the rise. Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Florida Mold Testing Lab Gives Tips to Prevent Mold Growth from Hurricanes and Floods

    Hurricane Irene is threatening the east coast of the united states with strong winds and torrential rains.   This potential severe weather is certainly enough to make any property owner concerned about protecting their homes from water damage. If a severe storm threatens property with water damage there are some basic steps property owners and tenants can perform to minimize the damage ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Pennsylvania Mold Testing Firm Provides Tips To Prevent Mold Growth From Hurricane Irene and Flooding

        Hurricane Irene is expected to create problems along many states of the east coast from North Carolina to Maine.  Many property owners may return to flood damaged properties that can harbor environmental issues such as raw sewage, ...

  • Pensacola Mold Testing Firm Gives Tips to Prevent Mold Growth from Recent Flooding

    Potential severe weather is certainly enough to make property owners concerned about protecting their homes from water damage.This weekend’s storms in Pensacola and the surrounding areas have caused flooding and water damage to both residential and commercial buildings.    EMSL offers some basic steps that property owners and tenants can perform to minimize the damage and risks of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Maryland Mold Testing Laboratory Warns of Mold Growth from Melting Snow and Recent Rain Flooding

    The Baltimore County Fire Department was busy going from home to home filled with several inches of water in basements as three inches of rain filled the streets in Baltimore this past storm. This past weekends rain and melting snow has flooded basements in several maryland communities accross the state.During a flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in your home or office may appear to be the ...


  • Boston Mold Testing Laboratory Warns Residents About Potential Mold Growth from Recent Flooding Events

    This weekends Nor'easter flooded streets and basements and also left many drivers stranded in their vehicles in Waltham, MA. Residents from Linden Street were evacuated and taken to a high school shelter the day after heavy rains flooded the area. Although damage from water alone can be costly, once mold begins to grow in a property the costs and repercussions can quickly escalate. In most indoor ...


  • Chicago Mold Testing Lab Gives Midwest Residents Tips on Preventing Mold Growth from Floods

    EMSL Analytical offers preventive tips and testing solutions for residential and commercial properties threatened by devastating floods and water damage. Chicago, IL - March 14, 2011 Powerful storms recently slammed several Midwestern States including Indiana and Ohio causing severe flooding.  All of this severe weather is certainly enough to make any property owner concerned about ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New York Licensed Mold Assessors Identify and Resolve Microbial Growth Following Water Damage

    When water damage occurs in a commercial building, school, or home, its presence can not only ruin and destroy building materials and personal belongings, it could also quickly result in mold growth and even a termite infestation.    Some species of termites are attracted to water damaged wood.  While some types of water damage, like a natural flood, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Jersey Flood Victims turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc. for Tips on Preventing Mold Growth

    EMSL Analytical offers preventive tips and testing solutions for residential and commercial properties threatened by devastating floods and water damage. Cinnaminson, NJ - March 14, 2011 Powerful rainstorms recently caused flooding in New Jersey.  Patterson and Little Falls, NJ experienced major flooding as the Passaic River overflowed its banks. Many property owners will returned to flood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • FEMA Officials on the Lookout for Mold in Illinois

    Last week teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) arrived in Southern Illinois to begin a preliminary assessment of damage to homes and businesses from the recent flooding.  Many of these soaked structures already have visible mold growth that has area residents concerned.   According to an Illinois Department of Public Health Fact Sheet, “As molds grow, spores ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Closes California Daycare Center

    This May, the College of the Sequoias closed the school’s daycare center after mold was found in up to seven areas throughout the building.  Parents were contacted to pick up their children after the building was evacuated.    Close to 100 children were impacted and are now being cared for in another building on the campus.  The mold was first discovered when an employee ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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