California and Southwestern United States Facing Chemical, Mold and Sewage Contamination Issues from Flooding
EMSL Analytical and LA Testing provide testing solutions for residential and commercial properties affected by devastating floods.
A series of strong winter storms have been pounding the West Coast and Southwest. Areas around Los Angeles have already received almost 5 inches of rain with an even larger storm scheduled to arrive today. Parts of Arizona are expected to receive as much, if not more, rain this week than they received all of last year.
Hundreds of people have already been ordered to evacuate their homes for fear of mudslides below fire ravaged hills in California and the entire region has rain scheduled up until this weekend.
As the waters crest and eventually recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses may be greeted by flooded properties and ruined belongings. Many other property owners are likely to come across roof leaks and other structural issues that have allowed water to enter their properties.
Properties flooded not only have to deal with water damage issues, but also environmental concerns since flood waters can contain all types sewage, bacteria and chemical contaminants that end up in the properties. The moisture can also lead to mold growth in as short as 24 hours causing indoor air quality (IAQ) problems.
EMSL Analytical has been preparing their laboratory facilities in California and Arizona, as well as their LA Testing laboratories located throughout Los Angeles, to help area residents. “We have prepared over 30 regional testing facilities and service centers to be able to offer all of the microbial, sewage indicator, and chemical tests that will be called upon in the flooded areas,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL Analytical. “It’s important to act quickly to prevent this natural disaster from turning properties into environmental hazards.”
EMSL has been offering testing services following natural and manmade disasters since its inception in 1981. For more information on testing services and products provided by EMSL please call (800) 220-3675, visit www.EMSL.com or email info@EMSL.com.
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.
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