Mold Testing (Indoor Air Quality Testing)
Information About Mold
Information on Testing
Indoor air testing will alert to the presence of mold, when a musty smell is present.
An air pump set at 15 lpm (liters per minute), draws a sampling of air through a collection device, called an air-o-cell cassette. The air-o-cell cassette has a laboratory slide contained within, that captures mold spores. This cassette is analyzed by a laboratory, and the concentration level of mold is included in a report.
A sample is taken outside, nearby an exterior door (preferably a Northern facing door), as a control sample.
A second sample is taken in the center of an interior room where conditions are likely for mold growth.
A chain of custody form is completed for each sample (logging serial numbers, temperature, humidity, locations, etc.)
The collection media and chain of custody forms are overnighted to InspectorLab in Florida, who will in turn, send out a report on the presence and concentrations of mold, the same day as them receiving the information.