Cinnaminson, New Jersey, March 29th
After almost every major hurricane or flood, thousands of vehicles are damaged by water. It has been estimated that 2021’s Hurricane Ida alone damaged more than 200,000 vehicles. While some of these damaged cars are turned into scrap, many others are repaired and later sold across all 50 states.
Water entering a vehicle can cause damage to everything from the electronics and engine components to the vehicle’s interior. This is why most automotive experts recommend consumers avoid purchasing a vehicle that has suffered significant water damage.
“Unfortunately, consumers may have no idea that the used vehicle they are purchasing in sunny Arizona was once flooded during a hurricane in Florida or Louisiana,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Not only could the vehicle have a number of hidden mechanical and electrical problems, the water damage could have also led to the growth of mold in the vehicle’s interior. Exposure to elevated levels of mold, especially in an enclosed space, can lead to allergies, respiratory irritation, and could even trigger an asthma attack in some people with the condition.”
These are all reasons why EMSL Analytical is now offering the Automotive Mold Test Kit. This easy-to-use test kit is designed to test auto interiors for mold that may have been caused by previous water damage or flooding. The results from this test provide consumers with valuable information related to the extent of mold contamination present from the previous owner. Test results could also be used for assessing cleaning/mold removal or for insurance claims.
To learn more or to order an Automotive Mold Test Kit, please visit www.EMSLTestKits.com.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products, and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both 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-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.