3 Methods we use to to sample for mold – Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

taking a mold sample

Taking a surface mold sample.

There are 3 ways to sample for mold,  surface, bulk and air.

Surface samples

Involve swabbing the contaminated area or using a tape lift to collect the sample.

Bulk samples

Collect a quantity of mold usually attached to building materials like drywall.

air samples of mold

How to collect air samples of mold to determine if harmful molds (moulds) like stachybotrys chartarum are airborne.

Air sampling

This is the most complex and can be performed at the start of a project to determine if harmful molds like stachybotrys chartarum are airborne.  It can also be done at the end of a remediation project for final clearance purposes to give our clients peace of mind.  We use wet agar and 35mm cassettes to sample for mold and can accommodate a wide variety of clients offering both methods.