Mold Testing & Analysis

 

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Mold Testing & Analysis

Found mold in your home? Here is what you need to know before scheduling a mold test.

Why you should schedule a mold test:

  • You're selling a property
    The most common situation is selling a property and a home inspector reports “suspected mold growth” in the property, most commonly the attic. In order for the sale to move forward, the area will need to be tested for mold and or remediated.

  • You're buying a property
    Similar to selling a property, buying a property may lead to mold testing as well. If the reason isn’t because of the inspection report, it could simply be for personal reasons and peace of mind.

  • Your property or home flooded
    A flooded basement is a great reason to test for mold. Even if the water is dried up quickly and there is no visible mold growth, it is recommended to test the property for airborne mold spores.

  • You found a leak in your home
    Leaks can come from many places within a property. The roof, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and basements are all common areas for leaks. Roof leaks should lead to an attic inspection, but regardless of the location, the leak needs to be fixed and mold testing should be considered.

  • You're getting sick
    Signs and symptoms of mold exposure is another reason to test a property for mold. Signs and symptoms include sneezing, coughing, headache, sinus infections, sore throat, etc.

The Pur360 Mold Testing Process

There are two different times to test a property for mold, pre-treatment and post-treatment. Pre-treatment mold testing gives the property owner certified results on the levels of mold found in their property and a clear understanding of if mold remediation is necessary. Post-treatment mold testing is used to ensure any completed remediation was successful and can be compared to the pre-treatment results for a clear understanding of the mold issue before and after remediation.

Areas to Test

The areas of the property bing tested are determined by the property owner. The technician will provide recommendations on the areas to test, but the final decision is made by the property owner.

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What is included in a Pur360 mold test?

Step 1: On-Site Inspection

A certified technician will inspect your area of concern and will then recommend the type of mold testing required.

Step 2: Conduct Mold Test

Mold testing will be conducted by one of two sampling methods: air quality sampling and or surface sampling, as determined by the technician on site.

There are two different mold tests that can be conducted based on your needs:

Type 1: Air quality sampling is used to determine the amount of airborne mold spores present in the area being tested at that point in time. Mold is not always visible to the naked eye, which is why air quality sampling is so important.

Type 2: Surface sampling is used to determine if a visible substance or growth, is in fact mold, as well as what type of mold it might be.

Step 3: Receive Certified Results

After the samples are collected and labeled with a serial number, they will be submitted and analyzed by an AIHA accredited third party laboratory. Once the analysis is complete, the lab will send a Certificate of Mold Analysis via email or mail to the customer. The analysis will show the types and quantities of each mold found in the analyzed samples and a conclusion from the lab based on the levels of mold that were found.