When a visual inspection does not reveal any discernible issues, we rely on air sampling. Air samples are collected through a sampling pump into a cassette. Once the air sample is collected, the cassette is delivered to an independent laboratory to be analyzed. The lab technician will then be able to determine not only what type of mold(s) are present, but also in what concentrations.
SEVERAL MOLDS CAN POSE HEALTH CONCERNS
It’s important to remember that molds are all around us. Every time we go outside, we are exposed to common molds. This is why when we perform sampling, an exterior sample will be collected to have a standard to compare to. There are several types of molds that are not common and when they are discovered inside, it is usually indicative of an issue.
WE CAN DETERMINE IF YOUR HVAC IS IMPACTED
The collection of air samples will also help us to determine if any cross-contamination has occurred. For example, if your HVAC system has been impacted, there may be an opportunity for mold spores to travel throughout a home or building. This is why having a knowledgeable & experienced company diagnose your concerns is so important.