Mold testing can not only confirm whether or not you have mold growth in your home, private or commercial property, but can also identify the specific species of mold, giving you definitive information about its potential toxicity and the associated impact on the health and wellness of those using the space.
Since mold spores occur everywhere, a comprehensive mold testing strategy requires a professional mold inspector to investigate whether or not your building has a normal fungal ecology. We use multiple methods of testing and identification in order to yield accurate results. This includes a thorough visual inspection, moisture detection/testing, thermal imaging, as well as employing the three primary methods of mold sample testing as required.Book Inspection >
There are three main types of mold test:
Air mold testing
Surface mold testing
Bulk mold testing
A comprehensive black mold testing strategy can incorporate all three if the situation calls for it. The samples collected for all three types of tests are not only examined microscopically, but can also be subjected to Culture Tests (in which we grow larger mold colonies from your samples in our lab) if required.
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This method takes an air sample from a building and then tests the air sample to determine the concentration of mold spores in it. Air samples are collected at various locations throughout a home or building and these samples are examined under a microscope at the lab in order to determine not only how many mold spores are present, but also which types of mold spores are present. Learn more about mold air/air quality testing.
Mold surface testing can be especially useful if mold is suspected due to visual changes in building materials. Mold samples are collected by swabbing, tape lifting and swiping methods, and may also reveal spores and growth where mold is not visually observable.
Bulk mold testing requires us to remove a physical piece of the building material etc. that may be contaminated with mold for further testing. This could mean removing a piece of wallpaper, carpet, drywall, wood, etc. This bulk sample is then examined microscopically by an expert microbiologist who will identify any mold particles present. Bulk mold testing can give you a clear idea of the concentration of mold particles in your home.
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