Air Quality Testing
Air Quality testing is the most popular of mold testing methods. With this method a sample of air is taken inside the home or business in an area that there is a suspicion of issues. Then a sample of air is taken outside. The outside test is where the baseline levels for the analysis are found. Often we will take multiple indoor samples. The number of samples that we take inside depends on a number of issues including:
Size of the building
Severity of issues
Number of areas in question
We recommend a minimum of three samples: one inside, one outside and one of the HVAC units while it is on. Preferably we take one sample every 500 square feet, or one sample in every area we deem a “chamber”. We use the Z-Lite IAQ sampler using Air-O-Cells. We test for the same amount of time, using the same amount of pressure in all areas- so that the comparison of samples is equal.
It is important to understand that Indoor Mold Specialists is not a lab itself. We are the actual testing company. The samples taken by our assessors are sent overnight daily to our independent third-party lab, Pro-Lab, located in Weston, FL. The lab receives the samples and begins to process them the same day. Results are then analyzed and organized into one mold test report which is emailed to IMS in PDF format.
When Indoor Mold Specialists conducts an air quality test our work does not stop there. Once we have a report, your IMS Mold Assessor will then contact you to share the test results and take the time to explain the findings and what they mean.
Air Quality Testing is not only needed when someone feels they may have mold. Many property owners conduct annual air quality testing to ensure their homes and properties continue to have non-contaminated air. Every day we conduct air quality testing for peace of mind. Whether that be for homeowners, healthcare professionals, government agencies, insurance professionals, contractors or business owners in the state of Florida.