Common Building Molds and Their Hazard Classes

Building molds are common on damp materials with a water activity value equal to or greater than 0.90. Building molds and yeasts such as strains of Aspergillus fumigatus, Trichoderma spp., Exophiala spp., Stachybotrys spp., Phialophora spp., Fusarium spp., Ulocladium spp., and yeasts such as Rhodotorula spp. grow well on very wet building materials. Materials with a water […]

Airborne Fungal Spores: Non-viable and viable Air Sampling Methods

Which Sampling Method Should One Use for Airborne Fungal Spores? Concerns about health issues, especially allergic reactions from inhaling fungal spores, has made air sampling an important component of indoor mold investigation. Air can either be sampled onto some growth media for culture analysis (a.k.a viable or culturable samples) or on a sticky surface or […]

Guidelines for Interpreting Numerical Data of Non-viable (Spore Traps) and Viable Airborne Mould Samples

In this article we discuss additional guidelines for interpreting numerical data for viable and non-viable airborne mould samples. The guidelines may be used to decide whether further investigations are required after initial investigations. However, numerical laboratory results cannot be used as the primary determinant of whether there is a mould problem but should always be […]

Cost of Renting Mold Testing Equipment and Sampling Media

Price Breakdown For Bacteria and Mold Testing Kits To request our current mold and bacteria sample testing prices, please call 905-290-9101 (Toll-free: 1-866-813-0648). What You Needed To Know About Cost of Mold Testing. The cost of mold test kits can vary greatly from one provider to another. Before settling for a low price or a […]

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