If you are concerned about germs and pathogens in your home or workplace, Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, CA offers commercial and residential testing for bacteria and microorganisms in both water, and soil. We offer professional consulting services including inspection, testing, post-remedial testing, reporting and clearance.
Pathogens & Bacteria
Although most bacteria are harmless, and even essential to human health, there are pathogens that present serious health risks. We can perform soil testing, where many pathogens are harbored, as well as coliform testing which is considered the standard for water testing by the EPA.
Common Microorganisms In Homes & Offices
We come into contact with a variety of microorganisms every day. Some live with us on the surface of our skin or inside our bodies providing valuable services that actually keep us healthy. Some kinds of bacteria, viruses, and other bugs can do harm if present or if present in numbers our bodies are not equipped to deal with naturally. Some potentially harmful bacteria and other pathogens found in homes and businesses include:
- Clostridium difficile
- Escherichia Coli
- C. Botulinium
- Clostridium Perfringens
Infection From MRSA & Norovirus
Most antibiotic resistant MRSA infections are found in hospital or health care settings, but can also be found among healthy people and be spread by skin on skin contact. Norovirus is estimated to be responsible for about half of all food-borne illnesses. Symptoms included diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.
Clostridium & E-Coli Symptoms
Clostridium difficile often mimics the flu and releases toxins that cause bloating, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Escherichia Coli or E-Coli lives in the intestines of humans and animals and can also be found in food and water. Although most E-Coli strains are harmless, a nasty strain of E-Coli can cause severe diarrhea, cramping, and vomiting.
Botulism & Staph Infections
C. Botulinium is responsible for the life-threatening paralyzing disease known as botulism. Clostridium Perfringens is one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. Staphylococcus or Staph can cause both food poisoning and toxic shock syndrome. Salmonella is a common type of food poisoning.
Test For Microorganisms In California
Often there is no indicator of harmful bacteria being present in your environment. Call the experts at Benchmark environmental in San Jose, CA for microorganism testing today. Our experts can give you the peace of mind knowing you are providing a safe and healthy environment in your home or office.