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Flood Damage Cleanup Begins in Baton Rouge, Testing Lab Provides Mold Testing

EMSL Analytical Inc. offers testing services to assist areas affected by flooding to identify mold.

Baton Rouge, LA – WEBWIRE
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Laboratory Locations
EMSL Analytical, Inc. Laboratory Locations

In August, large rain storms across Louisiana caused flooding across the state. Record river levels forced thousands to evacuate from their homes. As residents are allowed to access their homes again, many are assessing damage caused by the flooding.

Standing water and wet materials are a breeding ground for microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria and mold. Property owners should inspect their property for signs of water damage including walls, ceilings, floors, attics, crawl spaces as well as areas around windows, doors and chimneys.

“Properties damaged by floods face destruction of building materials and belongings, but also pose indoor environmental issues,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “If materials remain wet, mold growth can begin in 48 hours or less. Older properties with lead-based paints and asbestos-containing materials are also hazardous and can expose individuals to health concerns during cleanup, demolition and repairs. Properties can also be affected by chemicals or sewage contamination that may have been in the flood water.”

EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers testing services and sampling supplies for mold, bacteria, lead, asbestos, sewage, chemicals and other potential hazards associated with water damage. EMSL has also recently sponsored an online video about flood risks, property damage and indoor environment that can be seen at:

To learn more about indoor air quality, environmental, health and safety testing services, please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email .

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, indoor air quality 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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