Question: Hello, my question regards mold test. I would like to have mold samples analyzed as our basement has flooded badly twice in as many years. I’ve recently noticed a white powdery substance around the woodstove brick hearth which has caused me some concern as most of our downtime is spent in the basement which is our family room.
Do you recommend a mold test?If so, could you please advise which test package you would recommend (air or tape samples)? I live in Muskoka so if the air take 15 is recommended, what is the procedure for renting and how are the fees charged per day (is it based on time I sign for receiving the unit or from when you ship out?).
Answer: For visible mold growth, I would recommend use of clear scotch tape. This test will tell us what type of mold you have. Having identified the mold we can then find out if it’s known to be a health hazard or not. To know if you have been inhaling excessive airborne mold spores, you need to take air samples. You could rent quicktake 15 air sampler from us. The rental fees are charged per day from the day you receive the equipment.
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