We collect the particles in one cubic meter of your breathable air and send it to an environmental lab for analysis. The results, along with the onsite inspection and photos, is assembled into a useable report for your reference.
Non-viable mold air sampling is the accepted standard method for determining if a mold problem exists This method is also used for mold verification (clearance) after mold remediation.
A minimum of two air samples must be taken; an outside baseline and an indoor sample. The comparison tells whether there is a mold problem.
This is more involved and each project has different factors that influence our final recommendations.
Tape Lift or Swab Testing
A tape lift sample is taken on clothing and furniture to determine the presence of absence of mold spores. This type of sampling is also used for content verification (clearance).
A swab sample is a large cotton-type swab that had a chemical on it. This swab is lightly rubbed on the area of discoloration.