Which California City Leads the State in Mold and Rodent Problems for Renters?
Garden Grove, CA, August 12th, 2013
Last month, The Sacramento Bee published a report about the results of a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey of large metropolitan areas in California. According to the report, Sacramento home renters deal with rodent and mold problems more frequently than renters in all other surveyed parts of California.
The survey found that approximately 11% of Sacramento area renters had rodent problems, 7% dealt with mold issues and 10% faced cockroach troubles in the previous 12 months. Many of these figures were significantly higher than other areas such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
The results were part of the 2011 American Housing Survey and bring to light indoor environmental concerns that renters may face in the Sacramento area. The report reminds the public that they need to be aware of potential indoor environmental concerns that may exist when renting a property.
One company that offers testing services to identify mold and allergens due to rodents, cockroaches and other common indoor allergen sources is LA Testing. “The results of the U.S. Census Bureau survey are eye opening for renters in Sacramento,” reported Michael Chapman, Laboratory Manager of LA Testing’s Garden Grove facility. “Indoor mold issues can result in allergies, respiratory conditions, infections in susceptible individuals and even act as an asthma trigger. Aside from the possibility of spreading diseases, rodents and cockroaches produce allergens that can cause a wide range of health concerns for people living in infested properties.”
LA Testing provides test kits and analytical services to help identify properties that have indoor air and indoor environmental issues. These services are affordable and provide rapid results so that renters can pinpoint a problem or test a property before they sign a lease.
To learn more about mold, allergens or other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794.
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LA Testing and EMSL Analytical are providers of environmental testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The companies have an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies. LA Testing has laboratories throughout California to service commercial clients and government agencies as well as the general public.