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Chicago Mold Testing Lab Gives Midwest Residents Tips on Preventing Mold Growth from Floods


EMSL Analytical offers preventive tips and testing solutions for residential and commercial properties threatened by devastating floods and water damage.

Chicago, IL

Powerful storms recently slammed several Midwestern States including Indiana and Ohio causing severe flooding. All of this severe weather is certainly enough to make any property owner concerned about protecting their homes from water damage.

If a severe storm threatens property with water damage there are some basic steps property owners and tenants can perform to minimize the damage and risks. Reacting quickly to water damage can prevent countless future problems and costly repairs.

Shut off electrical services to areas that may flood to reduce electrocution risk.

Move as many household items to higher ground or to higher levels within the property.

If flooding occurs safely remove as much water as possible.

Once all the standing water is removed consider the fact that water is absorbed and wicked up by many building materials such as wall board.

Remove wet flooring materials such as carpeting.

Remove all damaged materials and household possessions that cannot be safely cleaned.

Set up blowers and fans to assist with the dry-out process.

Use dehumidification equipment to remove additional moisture from the air.

Avoiding water damage is the best plan, but if flooding does occur at a property be certain to act fast to deal with the moisture as mold begins to grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours. Consider using certified professionals ( with trained staff and proper equipment to ensure your problem is properly solved.

Environmental and IAQ professionals consistently turn to EMSL Analytical for analytical laboratory support for Asbestos, Mold, Bacteria, Chemical, Sewage and other environmental contaminations caused by severe flooding. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of environmental sampling products for sampling events. EMSL has been offering testing services following natural and manmade disasters since its inception in 1981. For more information on testing services and products provided by EMSL please call (800) 220-3675, visit or email

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with over 39 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, microbiology, radon, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX Department of State Health Services, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website for a complete listing of accreditations.

About EMSL Products Division
The EMSL Products Division has more than 40 years of technical experience and IAQ Product knowledge in the IAQ Industry. EMSL is an authorized distributor for Manufactures of air sampling pumps, equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment. To contact EMSLs Product Division, email or call 1-888-958-8170 East Coast, 1-866-798-1089 West Coast.

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