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Record California Rains have Property Owners on Alert for Mold


EMSL Analytical provides testing solutions and tools for residential and commercial properties affected by flood waters and heavy rains across California.

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Yesterday, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in six counties across California. The declaration authorizes assistance from the state to local government officials in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Tulare and Kern counties.

The declaration follows 5 days of heavy rains that set records in many communities across California. Roads have been washed out, beaches closed, properties flooded and mud slides have caused havoc in many towns and cities.

In numerous areas the heavy rains and flood waters have entered properties, ruined belongings and soaked building materials. The building occupants of these flooded properties now not only have to deal with water damage issues and subsequent mold growth, but also environmental concerns since the flood waters may contain sewage, bacteria and chemical contaminants.

Mold growth is a major concern as it can begin growing in as short as 24 hours. Indoor air quality (IAQ) problems can quickly develop making cleaning and rebuilding in the affected areas that much more difficult and costly.

EMSL Analytical, and their LA Testing laboratories, provides testing services and sampling products for mold, bacteria, mycotoxins, endotoxins, sewage contamination indicator organisms and all types of chemical contaminants. Properties with these pathogens or microbial and chemical contaminants can cause building occupants to be impacted by everything from allergies and infectious diseases to exposure to cancer causing chemicals.

“The devastation in California and parts of Nevada, Utah and Arizona is immense,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL Analytical. “EMSL Analytical offers property owners and renters rapid testing solutions to help them remediate their properties back to livable and healthy conditions. EMSL can help people get back on their feet and begin rebuilding by helping residents determine if microbial or chemical contaminants have impacted their properties and belongings.”

For more information on environmental and IAQ testing services and products please call (800) 220-3675, visit or email

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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