Get the Most Accurate Information About Your Mold Situation
Our Process is Thorough & Detail-Oriented
At Coastal Mold Service, we understand how important it is for you to get the most accurate results possible. Because of this, we test for mold using a combination of Bio Tape Lifts, Direct Swab, or Air Samples.
The first step in our mold testing process is identifying what kind of mold is present. We collect samples from various parts of your property, including walls and floors. After the samples have been collected and analyzed, they are sent to an AIHA-LAP accredited laboratory for analysis. After the samples are studied under microscopes, we can determine what mold type (s) are present on them.
Learn more about the methods we use when testing for mold:
- Air sampling: Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons. Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples. Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope and severity of a mold problem and aid in assessing human exposure to mold spores. After remediation, new samples are typically taken to help ensure that all mold has been successfully removed. Air samples can be used to gather data about mold spores present in the interior of a house. These samples are taken using a pump that forces air through a collection device that catches mold spores. The sample is then sent off to a laboratory to be analyzed.
- Bio-Tape Sampling: Tape sampling is the most common technique used to test surfaces for mold during a mold inspection. It provides valuable information. The species of mold, the relative degree of contamination, and the potential for airborne spore production may all be determined by tape sampling. This method is non-invasive and will not damage materials or surfaces when performed properly. Depending on the material, tape samples can be obtained from the surfaces of valuable furnishings and historical provenance materials with visible fungal growth, usually without risk of damage.
- Swab Sampling: The tip of sterile surface swabs is used to rub the suspect area and submit it to a laboratory. From there, the sample will be cultured, and the type of mold will be identified for analysis. Swab samples are easy ways to sample suspect areas for mold contamination. Swabs are the last choice when the sampling area is difficult to reach, a bulk sample is not practical, or the surface is very wet. A tape sample will not adhere to the area of concern.
If you’re worried about mold in your home or office near Pensacola, FL, we can help. Our mold testing services can help you determine whether or not mold is present and what types. If there isn’t any, we’ll let you know that too. Our reports are available within 48 hours!