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Category Press Release
Publish Date 9/9/2022
Author Gabrielle Cataldi
Title Maricopa County, Arizona Under Flash Flood Warnings Following Monsoon Storms
Introduction Heavy storm activity in northern Arizona leaves thousands without power.

Phoenix, Arizona, September 9th, 2022

Arizona is under flood warnings while monsoon storms pass through the northern counties.  Flooding has already occurred over the past few days and more storms are predicted for the weekend.  Last year in August there was major flooding that left 2 dead and many displaced while their homes and businesses were left underwater.

Flooding can cause a lot of issues besides water damage. Mold can grow in areas you may not be able to see, such as behind walls. Flood water can also bring in sewage waste, including Bacteroides, as well as expose pieces of asbestos and lead after damage is done to older buildings. While the immediate concern is the flooding, there can be a lot left over to clean up.

“Properties affected by flooding face more than just damage to building materials and personal belongs,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Many indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues may exist after the waters have subsided. Older homes may have asbestos-containing materials or lead-based paints. Additional chemicals and sewage contamination may have been present in the flood waters, leading to exposure during clean up and renovation of properties. EMSL offers full analytical services to identify IEQ issues. Additionally, we offer sampling supplies and testing equipment.”

EMSL provides many different forms of testing to help you get the information you need to be able to get your life back to normal. Our Phoenix laboratory, located at 3356 West Catalina Drive in Phoenix, Arizona, offers analytical services for any flood related testing you may need. The lab can be contacted by calling 602-276-4344.

Not in the Phoenix area?  EMSL has 50 locations across the Unite States and Canada. To view a full list of EMSL locations, services, and accreditations, visit www.emsl.com. To learn more about testing services, you can contact us by calling (800) 220-3675 or emailing info@emsl.com.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with 46 locations 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, VOCs, 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 EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA 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.
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