An indoor air sample test is a good way to find out what type of mold is present in your home or office. Air sample collection or indoor air quality testing is often recommended when mold cannot be seen directly, but there is suspicion of mold presence.
If you had recent water damage in your home or office from recent flooding, storm damage or pipe leak, you might be wondering if there is mold present . Often, mold is not directly visualized but you may suspect you have a mold issue due to some unexplainable allergy symptoms you may be experiencing inside your home or workplace. These symptoms are not easy to diagnose or pinpoint and may vary from one person to another. You may also suspect mold is present if there is mildew smell present, a visible water stain in your ceiling or walls or if your stored personal items appear to have mold stains every few days despite your best efforts to keep them clean.
Often as a property manager, your tenants might ask you about the testing for mold. As a realtor, you might need to advise your clients to get the property tested before buying it if you suspect there is an issue present or something comes up as part of your general home inspection.
With all this in mind, here is what you need to know about indoor air quality testing:
Why collect air samples?