I use the Zefon Bio-Pump Plus along with Air-O-Cell sampling cassettes to sample the air inside homes and buildings, to determine the concentration of mold spores in the air. This information can then be used to confirm whether or not there may be an unhealthy concentration of mold within a home or building. Air sampling can also be used to ensure that mold remediation/mitigation by a mold remediation/removal company has been successful.
I am an independent inspector and only perform testing services. I do not provide any mold removal or remediation services.
Mold Test Example
A minimum of two samples should be taken at a home, one outdoor control sample and one indoor sample. Each air cassette can sample approximately 800-1000 sq. ft. We also recommend that you take at least one air sample per floor and at least one air sample for each HVAC zone. For example, a 1400 sq. ft. home with two floors above grade, and a basement, would require four samples, 1) one outside control sample, 2) one sample on the first floor, 3) one sample on the second floor and 4) one sample in the basement.
Each sample requires a setup procedure in each sample location and 15 minutes of air sampling time. In the example above, the testing procedure would take a total time of approximately 2 hours on location. The samples are then shipped via an overnight courier and in most cases, the results are available the following business day.
The total fee for the above example is $250 and includes all sampling, shipping and laboratory fees.