The collection and analysis of non-viable air and
surface samples enables THE MOLD INSPECTOR to discover
and report to you the condition of the indoor fungal
ecology and its relationship to the indoor air quality.
Non-viable air samples via serial numbered spore traps.
Non-viable surface samples via lift tape or swab stick.
Non-viable dust samples collected via 25mm vacuum driven
Same day "RUSH" results are
fungal air samples are collected via vacuum driven agar
coated Petri dish.
Viable fungal surface samples
are collected via direct swab stick applied to agar
coated Petri dish.
Viable bacterial samples are
collected via air, water and/or surface samples. These
samples are helpful in determining the presence of
bacterium such as Legionella and/or sewage related
Viable samples require an
incubation period of approximately 10-14 days for
Inspection & Sampling:
Inspection & sampling
procedures are typically determined during the initial
telephone interview with the customer prior to the
actual inspection and/or sampling. Information is
typically obtained regarding the size & type of
building, vehicle or vessel and who is occupying it
currently. The primary reason for the inspection is also
discussed which may include evidence of a recent
water incident or building related symptoms such as eye
& nose irritation, rhinitis, sinusitis, sore throat,
skin rash etc.
Inspection and sampling procedures
are also discussed during the telephone interview. The
primary reason for the inspection and/or sampling is
also discussed along with any special concerns the
customer may have regarding IAQ & Mold.
examples of the state of the art scientific equipment
used to collect data from the indoor environment as well
as the outside environment are:
digital hygrometer • Infrared digital imaging camera
• Electronic moisture detection probes • Laser
thermometer • Fiber optic visual observation device.
The mold inspection/assessment includes detailed
recommendations of how the customer can maintain and/or
improve the indoor environmental hygiene based on the
visual observations, diagnostic readings and sampling
data collected during the indoor environmental
investigation. The mold assessment report is intended to
provide the Customer with specific mold remediation
recommendations & a risk assessment (not medical advice)
as well as other pertinent details such as nationally
approved industry standards related to mold remediation
& HVAC (air conditioning) systems.