Mold/Indoor Air Quality testing
What is an "Indoor Air Quality Test?" An indoor air quality test analyzes a sample of air that has been collected from the room that is suspected to be contaminated by mold. Typically, each air sample contains .75L of compressed air, so the results provide a very accurate snapshot of the health of your indoor environment. If visible mold is present, then a "Swab" sample or Surface sample is taken to find the amount of mold growth and spores deposited around the home. Samples are collected and sent to AEML labs for analysis. Once the lab results are completed, the Inspector will receive a full report of the present conditions of each room tested. The inspector will then provide a protocol of any remediation methods if needed.
What is mold?
A mold or mould is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts. Mold growth in homes can lead to a variety of health problems as microscopic airborne reproductive spores, analogous to tree pollen, are inhaled by occupants. Indoor air samples and or surface samples are collected and compared to an exterior spore sample called a "control" sample to compare the exterior spore count compared to the interior spore count.