Why Should You Get an Air Test?
- Testing allows you to identify the types of mold present and the amount of each.
- Knowing the types of mold lets you determine the potential health risks you may face.
- Air testing allows you to determine how far the mold has spread so you know what areas need to be treated.
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What’s the Difference Between Air Quality Testing and Surface Mold Testing ?
Both types of testing are often used during the Mold Inspection process. The difference lies in the method used to collect the samples.
- Surface/Tape Mold Testing is used to collect samples directly from structural surfaces such as floors, walls or ceilings, or from objects like clothing or furniture.
- Air Quality Testing uses special equipment to collect mold from the air that you are breathing.
When Should You Get an Air Test?
- When you have symptoms of mold exposure.
- When your building has a known history of water problems.
- When you smell a musty or moldy odor, even if there’s no mold visible.
- After mold removal/remediation so you can confirm that the job was done properly.
- If you just want the peace of mind from knowing that there’s no mold problem.
What Happens In an Air Test?
- After our Mold Inspection, we will recommend which rooms to test.
- Then we sample the air with a special device that captures all types of molds, including black mold (Stachybotrys).
- So that we can make a baseline comparison, we’ll also sample the outdoor air near your building.
- We personally deliver your samples to a fully-certified laboratory for analysis.
How Do You Get Your Test Results?
You’ll receive your test results as part of our comprehensive Follow-up Procedure. We take extra care to make sure that you fully understand the test results and our recommendation. Then you can make the best decision on how to move forward. We believe that the extra steps we take to help you after the inspection are the most important part of what we do.