Mold Out Services team are working on another Air Quality Testing Project in Atherton. They are using Air-O-Cell® – a special sampling cassette which purpose is to collect a wide range of airborne aerosols. These aerosols include pollen, mold spores, skin cell fragments, fibers such as fiberglass, asbestos, clothing fibers, cellulose and other. Also, it detects inorganic particulates like copy toner, ceramic, fly ash, etc. This sampling method is much better than the typical sampling techniques.
A proper mold inspection procedure includes air sampling for mold because it provides us with a clear understanding what kinds of contaminants the air contains. One of its advantages is that it determines the mold spore elevations in the property and the exact type of the mold species such as allergenic, pathogenic and mycotoxic. And also it shows whether the mold source is dormant or it’s actively developing. It’s good to know that even the mold source is dormant, it still can pose a threat to a person’s health and risks the condition of the property.
When Mold Out team inspects a particular area for mold, it provides a sample of indoor and outdoor air. This is called Air Sampling procedure and shows the exact level of airborn fungi. The Zefon cassettes operate by using the principle of inertial impaction. When the workers finish with the sampling, the cassettes are sent to a laboratory and a direct microscopic analysis of organic and inorganic particulate is performed.
This sampling method is effective because sometimes mold can be difficult to be detected as it can appear at hidden spots. The mold spores that are airborne are not visible to the naked eye. Mold occurs in nature and it’s normal for every building to have some forms of mold. A building which is not contaminated by mold should have approximately the same amount of fungi in the air as the surrounding outdoor environment.
The purpose of our mold inspection is to find unusual mold levels. We are professionally equipped to find and correct as quickly as possible the mold source which can be caused by either water or moisture.
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