This test is suitable for clients who experience musty, damp smell or suspect there is hidden mould at home. By collecting air samples at indoor environment, the service will be able to find out whether there are airborne mould spores in the air and identify the moulds to genus level. After the service, you will receive a test report and our recommendations (related services and products) based on the results.
Mould reproduces by tiny spores that can be present on both surfaces and in the air, they live in moist places like bathrooms, kitchens or air conditioners. Mould remains allergenic and toxigenic to our health even when dead.
As tiny mould spores become airborne, they can trigger or aggravate asthma symptoms and cause allergic reactions, such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing and irritated eyes in people who have mould allergies. Identifying the particular mould species found at home is crucial for you to locate and eliminate the source of mould growth.
We adopt a unique air sampling pump and cassette designed for the rapid collection of a wide range of both viable and non-viable aero-allergens including mold spores, pollen, insect parts, skin cells, fibers and inorganic particulate.
After sampling is completed, the cassettes are sent to a laboratory located in Canada. The lab has been accredited to ISO 17025 international standard by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA) for identification.