Fort Lauderdale Mold Testing Laboratory Provides Rapid Results for Hurricane Damaged Properties
EMSL Analytical offers mold and other testing services to aid property owners affected by the hurricane.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, October 18th
Hurricane Matthew recently traveled up the Southeast coast, causing destruction to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Wind and rain damaged many homes and businesses along the coast as the storm passed through. Now that Hurricane Matthew has passed, many cities are faced with flooding from the heavy rainfall.
As residents return to their properties, they are finding significant property damage and environmental hazards that need to be addressed before they can begin to repair and rebuild. Flooded properties not only have to deal with water damage, but also the potential for mold growth.
“The shock that follows having a property damaged by flooding can be a significant challenge,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “However, property owners need to be aware of mold, bacteria and chemical contaminants that may also be present. Mold can begin to grow on wet building materials in as little as 24 to 48 hours. It is important to know potential exposure risks before cleanup, demolition and repairs begin.”
EMSL Analytical, Inc. has a laboratory located at 2700 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite C108 in Fort Lauderdale that is open and serving businesses and residents impacted by the floodwaters. It offers sampling supplies and testing services to identify indoor contaminants caused by flooding.
EMSL Fort Lauderdale is American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Environmental Microbiology Laboratory Accredited Program (EMLAP) for fungal testing accredited for air, bulk and direct examination. The laboratory is also National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for bulk asbestos fiber analysis. EMSL Fort Lauderdale laboratory can be reached by calling (954) 786-9331.
EMSL has also sponsored a video about flood cleanup and indoor air quality issues that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/3Q1tnHFkPF0. To learn more about mold, asbestos, lead or other environmental testing services, please call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com. To view a complete list of EMSL’s laboratory locations, accreditations and capabilities, please visit www.EMSL.com.
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.