How it works?
Mold sampling is the process of identifying the number of mold spores present in a given sample. Samples can be taken from air or surfaces.
Air samples use some type of device to collect spores from the air. The most common methods are spore-traps, filters and PDA plates. Using these types of samples, we can identify the number of mold spores in a certain amount of air. We use a specially calibrated vacuum pump that pulls a metered amount of air through the sampling media to collect the spores. Once the spores are collected they can be counted, identified or even cultured (grown), depending on what information is needed.
Surface samples are usually done using swabs or pieces of specially designed tape to lift pieces of a growth from the surface. Once collected the material can be counted, identified or cultured, depending on the information needed.
Give us a call at 225-262-7942 for more information about mold sampling. Or click here for some brief information about our mold sampling services.
What does it cost?
Sampling for mold can range in price severely depending on a number of factors.
The factors that determine price are:
To help with these costs, RTC does offer some package pricing options for smaller claims and we can provide estimates for larger projects.
We also work with insurance companies on a regular basis to cover the cost of sampling.
How Long does it take?
LESS THAN 24 HOURS in some cases.
RTC is proud to be one of the only companies in the area offering Rapid Microbiology. Using our state of the art technology we can analyze mold or bacterial samples in less than 24 hours, in house and at less costs on average than other sampling methods. This sampling does have some limitations but for many of our customers, this has been a great asset.
Other conventional sampling methods can be returned in 24 hours as well. Standard turnaround for most samples is 3-5 business days, but many samples can be rushed for a 24 hour turnaround.
Give us a call at 225-937-6176 for more information. Or click here for more information