A water incursion can create an indoor environment that can be hazardous to building occupants and restoration workers. Depending on the water source, it may contain bacteria, viruses, mold, chemicals, and even protozoa. During the drying process, other contaminates already in the building may also cause a health hazard. Buildings with materials that contain asbestos or lead-based paints may become aerosolized during the drying process as portions of walls, ceilings and flooring may have to be partially removed or even demolished.
“Whenever water enters a building, no matter the source, it’s important to have it safely removed as quickly as possible,” reported Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates, the company behind the IAQ Video Network and the new public outreach video. “If not conducted properly, the drying process can result in airborne contaminants being spread throughout a property, even into areas not damaged by the water incursion. We hope this video helps to educate people about some of the hazards they may face when drying out a property that has suffered water damage.”
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This educational video was sponsored by a number of organizations and leading industry professionals that help protect the public’s health. Sponsors include: American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), EMSL Analytical, LA Testing, UltraViolet Devices, EC2, Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, Clark Seif Clark, IAQ Index, Mold Solutions, Future Environment Designs, and Legends Environmental Insurance Services to name a few.
To learn more, or to inquire about IAQ Video Network sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.IAQTV.com or http://www.cochraneassoc.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (602)510-3179.
About Cochrane & Associates, LLC & the IAQ Video Network
Cochrane & Associates is a business development, public relations and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the environmental, HVAC, mold and indoor air quality industries. The company has worked with many of the industries’ leading institutions and companies and continues to be an innovator in the industry. They are also the innovators behind the IAQ Video Network.