Mold & Air Sampling
Air samples for mold are helpful in comparing relative particle levels between a problem and a control area. They can also be crucial for comparing particle levels and air quality in an area before and after mold remediation.
How It Works
Turn Key Home Inspections offers mold testing and inspection utilizing a variety of methods to ensure your home is safe:
Air Sampling - We perform air sampling as needed to test for mold spores inside the home and compare the levels to naturally occurring spore levels outside. This test is useful in determining if visible mold is circulating in the air or to identify the presence of mold that is suspected but cannot be confirmed visually.
Tape & Swab Sampling - We perform surface testing of suspected areas to confirm the presence of mold.
Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons. Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples. Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope and severity of a mold problem, as well as aid in assessing human exposure to mold spores. After remediation, new samples are typically taken to help ensure that all mold has been successfully removed.
Air samples can be used to gather data about mold spores present in the interior of a house. These samples are taken by using a pump that forces air through a collection device which catches mold spores. The sample is then sent off to a laboratory to be analyzed.
Mold & Air Sampling inspection is a different process from typical housing inspections. Mold spreads by emitting spores, microscopic particles are often as small as a single cell.
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