If a person suspects they have mold in their home, their first step should be to contact a certified and licensed inspector with familiarity of residential mold testing in PA and NJ. Whether you live in Philadelphia or the suburbs of New Jersey, EcoTech gives you access to a significant number of qualified professionals. We are vastly familiar with household mold testing and residential mold testing in PA and NJ. In cases where the scope of mold contamination is not readily apparent, mold testing must be performed.
An experienced inspector knows what to look for during household mold testing in PA and NJ. If there is mold growing on the surface of the ceiling it’s also very likely there is a much more significant level of growth lurking above the ceiling. Typically, samples are taken and sent to a laboratory which processes them and will identify any fungal species present. For home mold testing in Philadelphia and New Jersey, the lab used is located in Cinnaminson, N.J. This provides us with the needed information to accurately estimate for repairs. We will not only look at the area of concern within a home but will perform a thorough inspection of both the exterior and interior of the home as it is very important to completely assess the situation.
So what does household mold testing or residential mold testing involve? There are varying levels of home mold testing that EcoTech uses: Air Sampling via Mold Spore Trap (MST)is where the Mold Spore Trap (MST) has a sticky Micro slide surface inside. An air pump directs air over the surface of the slide, and particles in the air then adhere to it. The slide is examined via microscope for mold spores. This method is used to compare mold spore density indoors against those present outdoors.
Bulk Sampling is another option where the technician performing the residential mold testing in Philadelphia or New Jersey places a Bulk piece of contaminated material into a test tube or sample container. This is for when it’s obvious that there is contamination, but questionable as to what specific type; material is sent to the laboratory and analyzed for species and a spore count.
Other tests your inspector may use while conducting a household mold test in PA or NJ are swab sampling, in which they swab an area of suspected contamination, and the more involved viable spore, which cultivates and catalogues viable spores.
Mold can cause a great many maladies. If you suspect you have mold, or know you have it, but are uncertain to what extent, contact EcoTech to set up an appointment for residential mold testing or household mold testing in PA or NJ. Please get in touch with us at 610.710.1414. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.