Types of Mold Sample We Collect can include:
- Air: Our most common form of sampling to assess mold levels. Indoor and outdoor air are sampled, and their mold-spore levels compared. Air sampling often identifies mold species, concentration and hidden mold.
- Surface: Determines the number of mold spores deposited on indoor surfaces, collected on tape or in dust
- Bulk: Removal of material from the contaminated area to identify and quantify the mold in the sample
- Swab: We swab the area being sampled, often a measured area, and subsequently sent to the mold testing laboratory. Final results will indicate mold levels and species located in suspect area.
Multiple types of sampling are recommended by the AIHA, since each has limitations; for example, air samples will not identify a hidden mold source and a tape sample cannot determine the level of contamination in the air. Once our Accredited Third Party Lab analyzes the samples the final results will indicate mold levels and and species type.
Equipment we use for Mold Inspections, Mold Testing and Mold Removal
- Moisture meter: Measures drying of damaged materials
- Humidity gauge: Often paired with a thermometer
- Borescope: Camera at the end of a flexible snake, illuminating potential mold problems inside walls, ceilings and crawl spaces
- Digital camera: Documents findings during assessment
- Personal protective equipment (PPE): Respirators, gloves, impervious suit, and eye protection
- Thermographic camera : Infrared thermal-imaging cameras identify secondary moisture sources.