Tuesday, September 15, 2020

When Mold Sampling is Necessary, Contact the Experts at PEL Labs!

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When is mold sampling necessary?

What types of samples are collected?

  • Mold ‘clearance’ sampling is often performed following a known mold growth issue where a professional mold mitigation company has removed the mold growth on building materials and treated the area to ensure mold growth doesn’t return.  
  • General mold investigations are often performed prior to or during real estate transactions to ensure a structure doesn’t have mold growth issues.
  • Individuals who are sick and have been diagnosed with a known allergy or condition associated with mold will often request a professional to investigate a structure for existing or hidden mold growth issues.

Each of the conditions above will trigger different types of sampling, as determined by the professional conducting the mold investigation. Private homeowners can submit their own samples in many cases if they simply want to know the types of mold they see present in their home.  

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Contact a certified lab for mold analysis in Ann Arbor today! (877) 220-3528

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

When should a mold inspection and mold testing be considered?

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This is what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to say on that matter: 

“Is sampling for mold needed?  In most cases, if visible mold growth is present, sampling is unnecessary. Since no EPA or other federal limits have been set for mold or mold spores, sampling cannot be used to check a building’s compliance with federal mold standards. Surface sampling may be useful to determine if an area has been adequately cleaned or remediated. Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting results. Sample analysis should follow analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), or other professional organizations.”

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If you need a reliable, efficient, and knowledgeable mold analysis in Ann Arbor, Michigan or the surrounding areas, we can help you! Contact us today! (877) 220-3528

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