Rebuilding Begins after Hurricane Irene Leaves a Path of Destruction

As rebuilding efforts get underway, Mycometer provides onsite testing solutions to determine if dangerous mold and bacteria is present in damaged properties.
Mycometer, Inc. (USA)
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Peoria - Arizona - US

Aug. 29, 2011 - PRLog -- In the past week, Hurricane Irene impacted the lives of millions of Americans.  Evacuations were ordered along the coastline from North Carolina through New England.  The historic storm left a path of destruction as it caused flooding from heavy rains and tidal surges.  Strong winds across the region damaged properties and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of area resident.

The damage from Hurricane Irene will total in the billions.  As property owners begin to rebuild damaged homes and commercial buildings there are a host of environmental concerns that will need to be address.  

Mold and bacteria growth in these flooded and water damaged structures will be a major concern.  Flood waters can carry a host of microbial pathogens that have now soaked into countless properties.  These waters may contain sewage and even chemical contaminants from backed up sewers and other sources.  These properties are also at risk for mold growth which can begin growing in as short as 24 hours.

To help people faced with rebuilding their properties, Mycometer has developed a series of onsite testing methodologies that allow for onsite testing for mold and bacteria. “It’s crucial that rebuilding efforts address microbial contaminants to prevent health problems for any future building occupants in these water damaged properties,” reported Lisa Rogers, President of Mycometer, Inc. (USA).  “Mycometer®-air and Mycometer®-surface sampling methodologies were developed by university scientists to identify indoor environments that have elevated levels of fungi. Bactiquant®Water and Bactiquant®Surface sampling methodologies provide onsite testing for bacterial contamination that may be present due to flooding from water with sewage and other microbial contaminants,” she continued.

Mycometer has also sponsored an educational public outreach video about environmental hazards following a hurricane.  It can be seen at:

To learn more, please visit Mycometer at, email or call (813) 831-6511.

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About Mycometer, Inc. (USA)
Mycometer was founded in 1998 as a spin off from a research group at the University of Copenhagen. Today the company has offices in Tampa, Florida and Copenhagen, Denmark. The company develops test kits for the detection and quantification of microorganisms. Their Mycometer®-test and the BactiQuant® method are utilized by the indoor air quality, healthcare, food processing, manufacturing and water industries across the globe.
Source:Mycometer, Inc. (USA)
Tags:Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm, Fungi, Mold, Bacteria, Sewage, Iaq, Indoor Air Quality, Remediation
Industry:Construction, Health, Environment
Location:Peoria - Arizona - United States
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