Difference Between a Mold Inspection and a Mold Test
When having a mold inspection done, there is a big difference between a mold inspection and a mold test. A mold inspection without a mold test is based on what our certified mold assessors can physically see. It is purely a visual inspection which is always a great start to determining your situation, but s certified mold assessor will be able to give you a better, more reliable mold inspection with a certified laboratory test. A mold test will more accurately verify if a mold infestation problem exists. As certified specialists, we normally recommend mold testing but it’s not required in every situation. A post analysis mold test, once remediation is complete is always recommended.
A Mold Inspection gives You:
- A visual inspection for services.
- A moisture level analysis with digital hygrometer reading.
- Recommendations for controlling moisture levels.
A Certified Mold Test gives You:
- Lab certified scientific analysis which identifies species and concentration of mold.
- Written laboratory report with full scientific analysis.
- Visual inspection and assessment for mold remediation services if needed.
The most common type of mold test is the air cassette tape. There’s also a stick or tape test, a sterile swab test and a bulk or material sample test. A mold test is often a wise investment which takes the guesswork out of a mold inspection and will give you verifiable information as to whether you need mold remediation work or not.
The Cost of Testing
The cost of a mold test varies depending on the type and number of tests taken. Each situation is different, but we provide testing quotes for our customers.
The minimum charge for a testing service is $250.00. That is for a 2-sample test. Each additional test is $75.00.
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