Bacteria Testing

Bacterial Testing

With locations in San Jose, Benchmark Environmental Engineering provides homeowners, commercial property owners, government agencies and others with bacteria testing and remediation plan design. When a building has a sewage backup, and Category 3 Water has been present, it is important to test for potentially harmful bacteria.

What Are The Health Hazards Of Bacteria?

Sewage water, or black water, can contain dangerous strains of coliform bacteria, including E.coli and fecal coliform. E.coli is known to cause digestive and respiratory system illnesses including stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Fecal coliform points to the presence of pathogens that can cause severe illnesses such as dysentery, typhoid fever, and hepatitis A. When a living or work space has been exposed to sewage overflow, floodwaters, or overflowing ground surface water, it is important to have a Council-certified Microbial Consultant test the affected rooms immediately.

Bacteria Testing, Bacteria Remediation Protocols

We take a comprehensive approach to bacteria testing. We investigate the areas affected by the black water and perform a sewage contamination assessment. We collect swab samples from the walls and flooring, which are then analyzed by an accredited laboratory. Then we compose a report identifying all of the health hazards present. This report will also contain recommendations for removing the bacteria, including a remediation protocol for a certified remediation contractor to implement. While the contractor is cleaning your property, we can perform air quality monitoring to ensure that the bacterium is being removed properly. After completion of the project, we will retest the area, and will issue a clearance certificate.

Why Choose Benchmark Environmental Engineering?

We have provided assistance to clients on projects of all sizes from residential properties to multi-family housing units and multi-story government buildings. Our online client portal allows our clients to place orders for service, monitor the progress of the project, and view test results and reports on-demand. The database allows our clients to access the historical records about their case, providing important data they may need in the future. We offer our cutting edge testing and remediation plan design services at an affordable cost, no matter the size or scope of the job. If your property has been affected by bacterial contamination, call Benchmark Environmental Engineering today.