Mold growth can cause numerous respiratory ailments, as well as extensive property damage. Mold needs a combination of oxygen, food and moisture to grow, and since it can eat almost any porous surface, moisture and high humidity levels are usually what triggers the growth. Mold inspections, sampling protocols and result analyzations should be performed by experienced, certified professionals not associated with mold mediation companies creating a potential conflict of interest.
When to consider a mold inspection:
Mold species examples under a microscope
The key to a proper mold inspection is identifying problems associated with growth that are not generally obvious. Blue Star has performed hundreds of in-depth residential and commercial mold inspections. We use state-of-the-art equipment to help identify sources and the extent of any mold problems including remediation recommendations. The inspection and testing processes are completely confidential and curtailed to each clients needs.
Swab samples determine whether or not the visible fungal presence is indicative of mold growth and species identification.
Air samples capture and quantify a broad spectrum of fungal spores and shows if levels present in the air suggest a problem.
2 samples included with inspection:
2 swab surface samples
2 air samples (1 of the 2 air samples being the exterior control sample)
Eurofins EMLab P&K is the leading commercial IAQ laboratory in North America that partners with environmental professionals who make important decisions about the indoor environment that affect the health of our communities. We use science and innovation to provide accurate data that people trust.