Settle plates air sampling is the cheapest do it yourself mold test kit. It is also very easy to use. However, we have read very misleading advice regarding the use of this mold test kit. Buyers are being advised to keep the kit and then observe it for mold growth. To someone who is a not microbiologist this observation is simply misleading and meant to cause panic. The truth is, there will always be growth on these kits and that does not mean your house has a mold problem. Another reason why it’s not a good idea to keep the settles plates air sampling mold test kits in your house or office is that by growing the mold in the kit, you are actually multiplying the mold spores which could end up in the air in your home or office. Therefore, we recommend that these kits are sent back to a laboratory for a microbiologist to read them and provide professional interpretation of the results.
Uses for settle plates air sampling mold test kit
- Good for preliminary airborne mold test. It gives a non-quantitative representation of the kinds of molds present. For maximum benefits, use a microbiologist to help in interpretation of results.
- Used for identification of airborne mold spores which settle out on the plates. Identification of the spores is performed.
- Easy and inexpensive passive monitoring of air quality in your home or office.