LCS Laboratory offers sampling kit for measurement of mold spores in air of your house. There could be many reasons why your house or office might need mold testing, and “building health” is one of them. Unusually high mold spore count indicates structural damage or hidden water leak or condensation, and this is where our laboratory can assist you with testing.
Mold is a natural part of our environment and mold spores can be found indoors as well as outdoors. It is normal to find a small amount of mold spores in the indoors air. Those are spores that got inside the house with fresh air from outside. If this is the case, spore concentration inside and outside the building is practically the same.
When the mold growth inside of the building, the spore count in the indoor air could become alarmingly high.
Your sampling kit includes an air sampling pump, several cassettes specifically designed for mold sampling, and sampling instruction. The instruments comes fully calibrated. You will need to connect the cassette to the pump and turn the pump on. Once you are done, please return ALL equipment to the lab for analysis. Typical cost of the project is from $150 to $200, which depends on number of room you want to test and desirable turnaround time. You will be also asked for a refundable security deposit for rental equipment.
To order your kit, please email us with the following information:
- Your Name, Last Name,
- Shipping Address, Contact Phone,
- Number of samples you want to collect. The number of samples is typically equal to number of rooms you want to test, or number of people you want to check for exposure. You use a cassette only once, so if you want to test clearance of basement and kitchen, you need to order 2 separate samples.
- What is the date of the sampling? We will deliver equipment by that day,
- How fast do you need the results back (same day, 1-day, 2-days….). The standard turnaround time is 7 business days. If you want results faster, we can accommodate your request but you should expect rush service surcharge.
We will reply back to you with an electronic invoice which you need to pay online with a credit card to initiate your order.
Thank you for your interest and stay safe.