Mold and Other Contaminants Testing
We specialize in collecting the appropriate type and number of samples required to determine the presence of mold. Using laboratory grade measurement and collection devices we obtain samples and ensure the sample integrity so when evaluated by our laboratory you can be confidant the results are accurate.
Our Sample Types
Testing the air for the presence of microscopic mold spores. These are evaluated relative to an outdoor baseline sample used as a control and to indicate the relative moldiness of indoor conditions.
Collecting bulk material, swabbing a suspect area, or lifting visible growth using specialized tape. Generally used to confirm visible mold-like growth and can indicate when observed mold-like growth is, in fact, not mold.
Wall Cavity Samples
Is used to draw air from within a wall (or ceiling) cavity to test for the presence of microscopic mold spores.
Used most commonly to check for various contamination levels during an inspection and in post-clearance inspections.
Drinking Water Samples
Used to determine water quality and assess conditions like bacteria, heavy metals, nitrates, nitrites, turbidity, pH, and others.
Gives overall contamination rating and history of the property. Effective when used in conjunction with our CIRS Protocol inspections. Tests for the DNA trace of 36 different mold species to reveal their presence and
concentration levels in a home.
While symptoms related to mold sensitivity are what we typically find, there are a variety of other allergens within living and working environments that may cause health issues too.
Dust Mites are the most common allergy and asthma trigger in U.S. households.
We most commonly rely on the Multiplex Array for Indoor Allergens (MARIA) analysis.
Tests for things like dust mites, pet dander, and cockroaches.
Mold Inspection Sciences Texas Licensed Asbestos Inspectors and Consultants have more than 20 years of experience each. We have the knowledge to answer any question you might have regarding asbestos. We have the experience to handle any sized abatement project. Our consultants have managed small, one-day projects to large-scale, one-year+ projects. Mold Inspection Sciences provides asbestos testing, asbestos surveys, and asbestos abatement support services.
Lead-Based Paint Samples
Older homes (those built before 1978) are more likely to contain lead-based paint.
Lead-based paint is still present in millions of homes, normally under layers of newer paint. If the paint is in good shape, the lead-based paint is usually not a problem. Deteriorating lead-based paint (peeling, chipping, chalking, cracking, damaged, or damp) is a hazard and needs immediate attention.
Lead-based paint may also be a hazard when found on surfaces that children can chew or that get a lot of wear-and-tear, such as:
- Windows and window sills;
- Doors and door frames; and
- Stairs, railings, banisters, and porches.
Other Sample Types
Bacteria Sampling – Used if contaminated water loss impacts a property, like sewage or other grey or black water events.
Formaldehyde Sampling - Formaldehyde can off-gas from furniture or flooring materials, especially those made from plywood or particle board or when special glues or processing chemicals are used during manufacturing. It is more commonly found when furnishings are new (less than a few years old) and when manufactured in Asia or Mexico. Formaldehyde is a primary respiratory tract irritant.
Our Free Mold Sampling Guides
With a comprehensive investigation and samples, a qualified consultant will have a clear picture of what’s going on in your property. Click below to download your free Introduction to Mold Sampling guide, a tool and resource for you to review, take notes, keep on hand, or share with friends and family.
Specialized Air Sampling Equipment
We use industry-standard sample collection equipment, meticulously maintained, and regularly calibrated to ensure the integrity of our samples and the accuracy of the results