People Turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc. to Identify Mold under their Homes
With spring temperatures approaching, many areas will soon begin to thaw as warmer weather settles in. During the spring thaw, many areas that have received this year’s heavy snow pack will be faced with saturated soil. This moisture can become a problem in homes and properties with basements and crawl spaces.
It is not uncommon for property owners with homes constructed on a crawl space to go years or months without inspecting the area for excessive moisture or other types of leaks under their homes. Moisture problems in a crawl space can quickly develop and may not be readily apparent to the people living above.
The spring thaw can cause direct flooding in areas where the water table is high. This may cause soil under the property to wick moisture from moist to dry areas through capillary action. The relative warmth of a crawl space can dry the soil by evaporation, adding this moisture to the air in the crawl space. In addition, many crawl spaces also often contain water and sewer pipes. These can develop leaks over time or have issues related to condensation. During extreme cold weather, they can also freeze and burst causing major water issues.
For people across the United States and Canada who suspect they may have a mold problem in their crawl space or basement, EMSL Analytical, Inc. provides comprehensive testing services and sampling supplies. “Mold growing in a crawl space can not only cause structural damage and decrease a property’s value, but the mold can also make its way in to the home above,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Exposure to elevated levels of mold can quickly cause allergies, trigger asthma attacks in sensitive individuals and even cause infections in people with a weakened immune system.”
EMSL has released an online video about crawl spaces and mold that can be seen at:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=I574R9YkhBY. To learn more about mold testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com .
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, indoor air quality, consumer product and materials testing services and products for 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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- Joe Frasca
- Senior Vice President of Marketing
- EMSL Analytical, Inc.
- (1) (856) 303-2503
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