GENIUS KANTA MOLD TESTING
Generally speaking, most mold testing involves taking a sample of either the air or a surface. Essentially, a mold inspector "tests" the air or surface to find out what kind of mold exists and/or if the mold found is able to grow in the area tested.
Air samples can be taken and analyzed in a variety of ways. The most common method uses a "spore trap" and is called a "spore trap sample." Spore traps work by having a known volume of air pass impact a sticky surface as it passes through the spore trap sampling device. Most of the particles in the air also impact this sticky surface and consequently adhere to, and are captured on, this sticky surface.
Mold spores comprise a subset of these 'particles in the air' and are also captured on the sticky medium inside the spore trap. When the spore trap is sent to the mold testing laboratory for analysis, the mold laboratory opens the spore trap, applies some stains to the sticky surface that the mold spores can absorb, and then identifies and quantifies the types of mold spores captured during the sampling process.
There are other methods of mold sampling, including culturing or growing the mold spores captured from the air, but these are less commonly used.
Ever walked into a bathroom and paused to question the mustiness of the space? It’s not news that those damp quarters are prime breeding grounds for mold and mildew, fungi that helps natural elements break down so that they can biodegrade.
But while their presence might be vital outdoors in your compost pile, it’s unwelcome in homes and buildings due to the damage it can cause and the health ramifications associated with its tiny spores, which can easily become airborne and inhaled as mold grows.
Sometimes, the mustiness is accompanied by other clues of the presence of mold: discolored spots on walls and floors, development of respiratory problems, and noticeable humidity. Other times, it’s less obvious that there’s a problem at all.
If you’re concerned that the air in your home is compromised by mold, you can find some peace of mind knowing exactly how to test for mold. Lucky for you, testing can be as simple as getting professionals to help you get rid of them. Contact Us at Kanata Mold Removal to help you with your mold issues.