The team of Mold Out Services is now in Burlingame for their new Air Quality Mold Testing Project. As a part of their project they perform Mold Inspection with a Zefon casette in a room affected with surface mold. Mold Inspection is a recommended procedure for every home owner because often mold appears on hidden places and is invisible to the naked eye as its spores are airborne. The first step of mold inspection is the observation of mold growth. It has a specific musty smell and there are no visible signs for mold presence.
In this project Mold Out Services’ team uses a Zefon cassette because it’s the most accurate way of capturing mold spores. As you can see on the following video they ran the air sampling for five minutes and after that they are going to send it to the laboratory for examination.
The Zefon cassette is an air sampling device which is unique because it can detect a great variety of airborne aerosols in an indoor and outdoor environment. It can collect both viable and non-viable sample specimens. Another advantage of this procedure is that it help us find out what is the type of the mold species in the property. They can be mycotoxic, allergenic, or pathogenic. Also the mold inspection shows whether the spores are spreading or dormant. We run nonviable air tests called spore traps. Spore trap testing identifies not only mold spores, but also hyphal frament, textile fibers, human skin flakes, pollen grains and also airborne plant hairs. Besides, our team also performs complete particle analysis that offers extensive breakdown of dust components such as silica, dander, gypsum, insect parts, cellulose synthetic fibers, pollen, fiberglass, dust mites, soot, wood ash and others. When needed, we draw also wall cavity samples in order to check for mold growth there.
The mold samples are analyzed by an environmental microbiologist at an American Industrial Hygiene Association accredited environmental laboratory. When the lab results are ready and they show that there is a real mold source in the property, Mold Remediation comes next.
If you want to check other services from us, check the Air Quality Mold Testing section on our webpage.