What is Mold Sampling / Mold Testing?
The first step in MOLD911's Mold Sampling / Testing process is to non-intrusively determine if mold is present. Mold911 visually examines your home or business. Visible mold helps determine the level of remediation necessary. If mold is actively growing and visibly confirmed, mold sampling for its specific species can be unnecessary. Intrusive observation is sometimes needed to assess the mold level. This includes moving furniture, lifting (or removing) carpets, checking behind wallpaper or paneling, checking ventilation ductwork and exposing wall cavities. MOLD911 Certified Mold Inspectors visual inspect and can recognize musty odors to find your mold issues. We focus on areas where there are signs of liquid moisture or water vapor (humidity), or where moisture problems are suspected.
Mold Sampling / Mold Testing is performed by our Certified Mold Inspectors with years of experience in sampling for mold. Mold911 uses various Mold sampling methods and interpret those findings. Mold sampling should be done only to make a particular determination, such as airborne spore concentration or identifying a particular species. Mold sampling and analysis should follow the recommendations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the EPA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).