Mold testing can tell you if you have a mold problem in your home or office. Mold tests can also help you find hidden mold, measure your indoor air quality and identify what species of mold is in your place.
Professional Mold Testing
It's best to have mold testing performed for you by a qualified mold professional. Hiring a professional mold tester who is experienced at collecting and analyzing mold samples will always lead to the most accurate results.
Mold Test Kits
You can purchase mold test kits which you can use to collect mold samples yourself. This is a less expensive option than having a mold tester test your home. The samples you collect will be sent away to a professional mold testing laboratory which will get back to you with the results.
Multiple Mold Tests
A mold test gives you a snapshot of the amount of mold particles in a certain area at a certain time. But the amount of mold spores fluctuates over time and from place to place.
Because of this it's a good idea to test at several different times and in different locations in your home or office. This way you will get a more complete and accurate picture of the mold problem in your place.
Types of Mold Tests; The three main types of mold tests are:
Ideally you should use all three types of tests since each have their own strengths and weaknesses.
If you suspect your home might have mold damage, contact ServiceMaster DCS. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you get your life back to normal and restore your peace of mind.