March 1st, 2011 -- EMSL Analytical provides environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions for residential and commercial properties impacted by flood waters across the Midwest.
Cinnaminson, NJ, March 1st, 2011
Much of the Midwest has been inundated with heavy rains and melting snow over the past few days. In Findlay, Ohio, waters crested after topping out at 5 ½ feet above flood levels earlier today. Although the water levels are no longer climbing, countless homes and businesses have been damaged by the flood waters.
The National Weather Service has stated that flooding threats exist in all 88 counties in Ohio. The flooding has not been confined to just Ohio, Tennessee also saw flooding and tornados tore off roofs in Illinois.
People have been evacuated from homes and businesses in some areas due to the weather. Tragically, flood waters have entered countless properties, ruined belongings and soaked building materials. These flooded properties not only have to deal with water damage issues and subsequent mold growth, but also environmental concerns since the flood waters may contain sewage, bacteria and chemical contaminants.
EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of environmental testing services, has over 39 locations across North America on standby to help get affected residents back into their homes and businesses.
“It’s important that people do not risk their health as they return to their properties,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical. “As the cleanup process begins mold contaminants that have begun to grow in the properties and any microbial or chemical contaminants that entered the structures with the flood waters could cause health problems. EMSL can help by providing testing equipment and analysis for mold, bacteria, mycotoxins, endotoxins, sewage contamination indicator organisms and all types of chemical contaminants. It is important that properties with these pathogens or chemical contaminants be properly remediated. Otherwise future building occupants could be impacted by everything from allergies and infectious diseases to exposure to cancer causing chemicals”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of quality environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.