Do you notice a mouldy odor in your home? There is a good chance you could have hidden mould somwhere. Another indication that you could have mould is if you are experiencing allergic symptoms such as sneezing, sore eyes, a runny nose and hair loss.
Mould testing can determine if you have a mould problem in your home. There are three main methods for testing mould: air, surface, and bulk testing. Each type of testing has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Air sampling/testing for mould
Air testing checks the concentration of mould spores in your indoor air. A specialized air sampling pump is used to collect outdoor and indoor air samples which are later examined at a lab under a microscope. The main benefit of air sampling is that air testing can tell you if there is a hidden mould problem in the home. A drawback however, is the amount of mould spores in the air can vary greatly in a short period of time, giving varying results at different times.
Surface sampling/testing for mould
Surface testing involves collecting samples from home by swabbing, tape lifting, or other methods to determine the amount and type of mould by labratory analysis. Results can vary as mould growth and spores aren't usually spread uniformly across surfaces and can vary over time. Unlike air testing, surface tests will not identify the concentration of mould spores in the home's air.
Bulk sampling/testing for mould
Sampling for Moulds
Contact us to book mould sampling/testing performed either as a stand alone service or in conjunction with a Home Inpsection (add-on service).