Having good indoor air quality is vital for you, your family, and your animals. If you think you could have mold in your home’s air, a test is usually necessary for you to determine how to get rid of it. There are several ways to test the air in your home for mold.
An Air Test
One of the most common tests for mold is an air test. A sample is collected from your home’s air and then analyzed under a microscope. While this is one of the most common tests, the problem is that the air in your home can change drastically in a very short amount of time, so your results can change as well.
A surface test for mold means that samples from your home’s surfaces get sent to a laboratory to see if there is mold in your home. Surface testing yields varying results because the mold isn’t as concentrated on all of the surfaces in your home. A surface test can not accurately determine the mold concentration in the air.
Bulk testing is testing that yields results based on a large number of samples of material in your home. Testing the material in a laboratory determines the concentration of mold in your home.
A culture test is a test that determines the types of mold in your home. When you know what kind of mold you have, it is much easier to get rid of it and control it in the air! The samples can also determine which types of mold are living and which types are non-living but still affect your health.
At Gulf Shore Cooling, LLC, we are always concerned with how much mold is in our customer’s homes’ air quality. We offer air cleaning solutions and UV lights to help get rid of the mold in your home. Contact our company today so we can help you improve your indoor air quality! We also help with blown-in insulation, duct services, home automation, and heating and cooling installation, repair, and maintenance in Cape Coral and throughout SW Florida.