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Southern California Renters Voice Concerns Over Mold, Bugs and Backed Up Sewer Lines

Garden Grove, CA – WEBWIRE

There are millions of rental properties across California.  While many of them are well maintained, others have fallen into disrepair due to a lack of maintenance.  Just last month, San Diego’s Channel 7 broadcasted a report about dozens of tenants in San Diego, Chula Vista and Bonita demanding improvements to their rental units.  According to the news story, renters have complained of water damage, mold, bugs and even sewage backing up into bath tubs.

“Prospective renters need to be aware of potential indoor environmental and health concerns that they may encounter before signing a lease,” said Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager at LA Testing’s Garden Grove facility.  “Common issues include everything from mold, bacteria and sewage contamination to insects, rodents, lead-based paints, asbestos, radon, vapor intrusion and a host of other issues.  Prospective tenants should ask the landlord or property management team about any indoor environmental issues that have occurred or been reported in the rental unit.”

LA Testing provides answers for people looking to rent a home or commercial property with comprehensive indoor environmental testing services. These tests can help determine if contaminants that could cause health concerns are present in a property.  

Through their parent company, they also offer easy-to-use test kits for everything from common allergens and mold to lead, radon, methamphetamine residues, vermiculite, bed bugs and smoke damage. For access and more information about any of these test kits, please visit   

To learn more about indoor environmental testing services or other health and safety issues, please visit, email or call (800) 755-1794.  

About LA Testing 
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals.  In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA LAP LLC., AIHA ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, NVLAP, CDC ELITE, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states.  LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Garden Grove, San Leandro and San Diego.

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