Connecticut Mold Testing Laboratory Warns of Contaminations From Recent Flooding
The heavy rains forced Meriden nursing home residents to evacuate early Sunday morning after water leaked onto an electrical panel as this latest N’easter ripped through the state of Connecticut causing flooding, downed trees and power outages. Gov. Jodi Rell has declared a state of emergency after touring damage caused by this weekends powerful storm.
Flooding can cause the contamination of water with fecal matter from sewage systems, septic tanks, as well as contamination from oil, gasoline and other chemicals. As the flood waters eventually begin to recede some property owners who venture back into their homes and businesses will discover water damaged properties and ruined belongings. Fortunately many of the water damaged properties can be saved with proper and extensive water extraction and mold remediation and prevention techniques.
Damaged properties not only have to deal with water damage issues, but also environmental concerns ranging from mold growth, sewage contamination and chemical contaminants from the flood waters. To ensure a safe environment many of these flooded properties will need environmental testing to determine if mold, bacteria, viruses and chemical contaminants are now present in these properties.
EMSL Analytical has been preparing their laboratory facilities, including the facility located directly in Wallingford, CT can provide laboratory testing services to help area residents. “We have geared up our local laboratory and our other 30 plus regional testing facilities and service centers to be able to offer all of the microbial, sewage indicator and chemical tests that will be needed by victims of the flooding to ensure they have a safe environment to return to,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL Analytical. “A new test to determine the presence of fecal or sewage contamination was recently introduced by EMSL Analytical, Inc. The exciting news has spread quickly with environmental professionals who previously had limited options for this type of test. This new method, tested at EMSL Analytical, was based upon research conducted for the EPA. The EPA desired a more specific and rapid test for fecal contamination using a PCR based method to look for Bacteroides.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical Inc., is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public. In addition, the company offers a large variety of air sampling equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including AIHA IHLAP, AIHA EMLAP, AIHA ELLAP, A2LA, CDC Elite, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, PAACB and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Visit website for complete list.
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