Mold isn’t a bad word. Every home has mold and mold spores in some quantity. Mold only becomes a problem when there is too much of it, when it causes problems for your health, or when it is unsightly and causing damage to property.
The two main ways of testing for mold are Surface Testing and Indoor Air Quality Testing:
Surface testing is done by collecting a sample of mold or running a swab along a location that appears it may have evidence for “microbial growth.”
Air Quality Testing is done using an air testing pump and air cassette. We will run a control air test outside of the home and run an air test inside of the home in the lowest, most commonly inhabited space. If the home is very large it may be prudent to collect a second indoor air test.
When to have a Surface Sample taken:
When you should consider an Indoor Air Quality Test:
All samples collected for either of these types of tests are then sent to a certified laboratory for analysis.
To schedule your mold inspection click or call 1-734-890-1343.
Disclosure: Spotlight Inspection Services, LLC does not provide mold remediation services. We believe that testing and remediation should be conducted by two separate entities so that there is no conflict of interest. The temptation for a company that does both testing and remediation to “find” stuff that needs remediated is too high.