Cherry Hill, NJ, March 16, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Heavy snow, rain and storms caused flooding in some states in the Northeast including Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In response, EMLab P&K has added local and overall mold testing and bacteria testing capacity, including weekend and emergency staffing, to support the increased need for environmental testing. As the nation's leading environmental testing laboratory, EMLab P&K maintains a strong presence in the East Coast with AIHA accredited labs at Cherry Hill, New Jersey and at Fairfax, Virginia. Through TestAmerica's network of laboratories, EMLab P&K also has sample drop-off locations in Shelton, CT, Edison, NJ, King of Prussia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Mt. Laurel, NJ (near South Jersey).
"EMLab P&K continues to stay updated about the Northeast flooding situation. By teaming up with TestAmerica, we are able to offer a wider range of environmental testing lab services to address emerging health concerns quickly," said Belinda Vega, EMLab P&K's President. "Our proactive approach is essential during a critical time like this. We can have an immediate and positive impact with the lab services we provide. As always, clients can expect and trust the quality and accuracy of our lab analysis."
Residents may be struggling with sewage back-ups and flooded basements and some neighborhoods have been evacuated. As property owners return to their homes and businesses, they must deal with the loss of personal possessions and the potential for bacterial contamination, mold growth, sewage contamination and other environmental health concerns caused by flooding and water damage. Some buildings may be irreparable, but some buildings may be salvageable through remediation. After remediation is completed, property owners should have a qualified IAQ professional perform mold testing and bacteria testing to confirm the remediation was successful. Property owners who need a qualified IAQ professional can contact EMLab P&K for a referral.
Environmental consultants who plan to assist property owners and government agencies in areas affected by flooding should have proper equipment and sampling supplies. EMLab P&K's Products Division offers the professional testing equipment, sampling supplies for mold and bacteria testing, and personal protective equipment.
About EMLab P&K
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, is one of the leading commercial indoor air quality laboratories in North America with over 60 service and drop-off locations throughout the United States. EMLab P&K specializes in analyzing air and surface samples to identify mold, bacteria, fungi, asbestos, and allergens. EMLab P&K also offers USP 797 testing, PCR testing, radon analysis, and materials testing. EMLab P&K has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations and government agencies including: AIHA, NVLAP, CA-ELAP, NY-ELAP, Texas DSHS, and other accrediting programs. For more information, visit the official website at http://www.emlabpk.com or call 866-888-6653.