Surface Samples: (Swab Or Tape Lift)

Tape lift, bulk and swab sampling, are techniques used for direct examination. A direct exam allows for the immediate determination of the presence of fungal spores as well as what types of fungi are present. Direct examinations should only be used to sample visible mold growth in a contaminated area since most. Most surfaces collect a mixture of fungal spores that are normally present in the environment.

Surface sampling will accurately identify all types of mold growing on a single surface, but will not quantify. Furthermore, mold found in surface samples is not necessarily an accurate representation of what is in the air. In fact, it is entirely possible to find specific types of mold growing on surfaces that has not yet become airborne.

Swab

Swab the desired area thoroughly, rolling the swab lightly back and forth over sampling area.

Tape Lift Samples

Place the sticky side of the tape lightly against the mold. Make sure it has made full contact with the mold by running your finger lightly over the tape.

Bulk Mold Samples

bulk samples are taken by removing an actual piece of drywall, or other object, on which mold is growing. Physically remove and place the material in a sealable plastic bag. The size of piece required is small and should easily fit into a plastic bag.

JT Property Inspections and Environmental Services Incorporatedconducts surface samples and all types of mold inspection and sampling.

Tape lift, bulk and swab sampling, are techniques used by JT Property Inspections and Environmental Services Incorporated  for direct examination. A direct exam allows for the immediate determination of the presence of fungal spores as well as what types of fungi are present. Direct examinations should only be used to sample visible mold growth in a contaminated area since most surfaces collect a mixture of fungal spores that are normally present in the environment.

Surface sampling will accurately identify all types of mold growing on a single surface, but will not quantify. Furthermore, mold found in surface samples is not necessarily an accurate representation of what is in the air. In fact, it is entirely possible to find specific types of mold growing on surfaces that has not yet become airborne.

JT Property Inspections and Environmental Services Incorporated

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Mold inspection in Broward County (954) 281-Mold (6653)

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Mold inspection in Miami-Dade County (305) 771-Mold (6653) Call JT Property Inspections and Environmental Services Incorporated at one of the numbers above to schedule your inspection or for additional information.

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