The key to biological control is moisture control. It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
In the aftermath of tropical storm Debby, there has been widespread flooding. The enormity of the flooding has spawned considerable mold and bacterial growth among other bio pollutants which will cause an increase in respiratory distress and health concerns. The flood waters carry with them sewage and other toxins. Flood water can be very toxic and may contain a number of harmful microorganisms such as viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, protozoa, molds and other detrimental remains of biological and a-biological pollutants.
The key to biological control is moisture control. It is important to dry water damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Some people are sensitive to biological contaminants. For these people, exposure to biological contaminants can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to biological contaminants, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of biological contaminants in occupational settings. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. Some people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop infections in their lungs.
There are those homeowners and business owners who have faced extreme damage caused by the hurricane and/or tropical storm; and there thousands of others who are also affected on a smaller scale. Their flooding may only bring a few inches of water in the home or building, but any increase in moisture can still be devastating because of the possibility of biological contamination.
Environmental air, bulk, surface, and liquid samples may be collected from the flooded area for bacterial and mold analysis. Result would be helpful in determining the microbial propagation as well as in decision making for remedial measure, if any. In the first phase, an economical Do It Yourself (DIY) method is appropriate to collect the samples for screening the microorganisms from the flooded environment. Building Health Check, LLC has been helping hurricane victims for many years by offering a full line of Do-It-Yourself Indoor Air Quality Test Kits, offering you peace of mind that your home is safe for your return.
For more information on the IAQ Screen Check product line contact Cy Garner at 1-800-422-7873 ext 404. Distributors interested in carrying the IAQ Screen Check can also contact Cy Garner 800-422-7873 404 respectfully.
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