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Category Press Release
Publish Date 5/27/2016
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Hailstorm Season Brings the Potential for Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Issues
Introduction EMSL Analytical provides testing services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify indoor environmental hazards associated with property damage.

Cinnaminson, NJ, May 27th, 2016

May through September is the most common time of year for hailstorms to occur across the United States. While many hailstorms do relatively little damage to property, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that hail causes approximately $1 billion dollars in damage to properties and crops each year in the U.S. In fact, one of the largest insurance providers, The Travelers Companies, recently reported that between 2009 and 2015, 15% of residential insurance claims with the company were caused by hail.

A storm that produces hail can occur anywhere, although there are parts of the country that receive hailstorms more frequently. When they do occur, they can sometimes cause extensive damage to homes, businesses and vehicles. Fortunately, hail damage to a home or building is usually covered by property insurance policies.

“After a significant hailstorm, property owners should check for signs of damage around their home or business,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Inspect roofs, skylights, siding, windows, doors and screens. Also check outdoor furniture, grills and air conditioning units for signs of damage. Some types of hail damage may allow water to enter a building. If this occurs it should be addressed quickly as many wet building materials can allow for the growth of mold in less than 48 hours. The presence of mold can cause indoor air quality issues creating potential health concerns for building occupants as well as increase repair costs.”

Older hail damaged properties could also encounter asbestos and lead-based paint issues during cleanup, demolition or repair activities. Environmental and material testing can identify these hazards.

Anyone who suspects they may have indoor environmental issues in their home, school or place of business due to hailstorm or other types of property damage can turn to EMSL Analytical, Inc. They provide analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits. Testing services include mold, lead, asbestos and a wide range of other potential hazards. EMSL also recently sponsored a video about hailstorms, property damage and indoor environmental concerns that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/oxUp5CSUZ4s.

To learn more about indoor environmental testing services or other occupational, health and safety services, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com. To view the complete line of indoor environmental test kits visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, indoor air quality, consumer product and materials testing services and products for 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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