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Mold Testing surfaces for black mold.
Air sample for mold testing


Surface Sampling Mold Testing

Mold testing can be done a couple ways. One way is surface area sampling is used to determine a mold kind at a certain suspect area. This strategy is also valuable in eliminating mold and mildew in areas where there is discoloration or otherwise show mold and mildew like conditions. For this sampling method, a clear tape or swab example will gather data. Product accumulated on the tape or swab will be evaluated in a certified lab setting for fungi and cultures. Knowing the type of mold is key to mold prevention.

Air Sampling Procedure for Mold Testing

Air sampling is the most effective and accurate approach for establishing whether mold exists in a specific atmosphere. It yields the most detailed results for of mold assessment, identifying the amount of mold per cubic liter of air, and the specific types of mold found.  After extracting the air samples from various locations, the samples are then sent out to an independent certified lab where the spores are determined and counted. An exterior “control” example is additionally required to identify a “baseline” to recognize the volume of molds in the natural surroundings, as compared to the interior samples.

Translating your Laboratory Results

An independent lab will do the mold testing and will send us the outcome, which we will certainly pass on to you, the client. The information we present to you from the mold test will consist of such factors as what sort of mold and mildew was found during the mold inspection, the amount of mold and mildew is present, description of mold attributes and concerns, comparison of mold and mildew found to “normal” ambient levels of mold found in this area as compared to just what was found in the mold inspection, etc. We do far more than tell you “you have mold.” We will establish is if there are levels greater than the natural environment. We will also assist you to determine what is creating the underlying moisture issue in the home that is allowing the mold to flourish.

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