California Residents Reminded of Potential Environmental Hazards Due to Remodeling Projects

LA Testing provides a wide range of material and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to help identify potentially hazardous materials.

WEBWIRE – Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Garden Grove, CA, February 12th, 2014
California homeowners are known for taking on do-it-yourself (DIY) projects of all types.  While these projects can bring new life to homes and increase their value, they can also expose building occupants to potential hazards that many people may not be aware of.
Almost every type of renovation and remodeling project will generate a significant amount of dust.  Depending on the home and type of project, this dust can not only spread to other areas of the property, but could also be filled with a number of hazardous substances.  It is important to minimize exposure to these materials by controlling the amount of dust created, isolating the project area from the rest of the house and wearing proper personnel protective equipment.  Common contaminants may include:




“Whenever suspect materials are encountered or are about to be removed, people should have the materials tested for their own safety,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Garden Grove facility.  “Even after demolition is complete and new products and materials are being installed, chemicals such as formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be a concern.  LA Testing helps homeowners all across California test for mold, asbestos, lead, mercury, formaldehyde and VOCs.  We provide sampling equipment, supplies and expert analysis.”
LA Testing has sponsored an educational video about indoor environmental hazards people may be faced with during renovation and remodeling projects that can be seen at:
To learn more about indoor environmental testing services, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794. 
About LA Testing and EMSL Analytical, Inc.
LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental and material testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.  LA Testing has laboratories throughout California to service commercial clients, government agencies and the general public.


 California homeowners
 potential hazards
 renovation remodeling
 dust, lead, VOCs, mold
 asbestos, IAQ, mercury
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