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Testing Laboratory Website Provides Free Information on Mold Following Midwest Flooding


EMSL Analytical offers valuable information and testing solutions for flooded property owners now dealing with mold and other microbial contaminants.

Now that the flood waters have receded throughout most of the Midwest, property owners are dealing with the aftermath of destruction to their homes and businesses. From completely submerged properties to just several feet of water has left thousands of water damaged buildings across multiple states and the enormous task of cleaning up has begun.

In addition to the ruined belongings and building materials property owners are facing, various environmental issues need to be addresses before they begin to rebuild. One of the most prevalent environmental issues property owners will be facing is mold. Many of these properties were under water for days and mold only needs 24 to 48 hours to begin growing in most cases.

EMSL Analytical, one of the nations leading environmental testing laboratories, has been fielding calls from concerned property owners and area environmental consultants for weeks now. In response the company has made available as a free resource for concerned residents to learn about the different types of mold they may have in their properties.

“EMSL has a number of basic tests homeowners can take in their properties to determine if they have mold growing and also to identify what specific types of molds are present,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL Analytical. “EMSL is also offering free sampling swabs to property owners that are a simple testing tool to help them determine what microbial contaminants may be present in their homes and businesses,” Frasca continued.

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 is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, food, 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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