- Feb. 12, 2013 -
Many New Jersey homeowners are suffering from respiratory problems related to chemical contaminants found in flood waters of Hurricane Sandy. Many contaminants in the flood waters have yet to be identified but heating oil, sewage, antifreeze, motor oil, and gasoline were positively Identified. Many homeowners rushed to remove sheetrock and fiberglass insulation without the proper containment and air filtration systems causing mold and hazardous dust to be distributed through the dwelling. Months later inhabitants have been diagnosed by physicians with respiratory aliments directly related to reactions from the dust, chemicals, bacteria and sewage. Seawater which was absorbed by wood studs, joists and flooring is now contaminating indoor air quality. Many flooded homes were only mold remediated by spraying a magic substance but never properly cleaned and sealed. Improper cleaning and sealing techniques has resulted in micro-organisms growing behind newly installed sheetrock and insulation. These micro-organisms feed on toxic materials and produce toxic by products which are spread by indoor air. All homes should have been tested prior to and after mold remediation to identify if mold indoor air problems exist. Environmental Systems (depenvirosystems.com)
is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health for Indoor Air Quality Testing. If bacteriological contamination is identified Environmental Systems can remediate the source of the contamination. With a knowledgeable staff Environmental Systems can restore a healthy air environment.
Environmental Systems can provide a in depth study of indoor air quality to identify the source of toxic air contaminants.
To obtain additional information regarding indoor air quality or to speak with a Environmental Hygienist contact Environmental Systems at 732-892-8707.