We can proactively work through a solution to mould problems. It all starts with a mould inspection where we can help identify the source. Once we do this, we can then create a plan to eliminate the source and remediate the property.
#Why do we do mould inspections?
A mould inspection is usually required before mould removal is commenced because we need to ensure the source of the mould is corrected first. Failure to correct the source of the mould will mean the mould may come back again after it is removed. Have a look on our page “What is mould?” to find out how and why mould grows.
Some of our clients simply would like to know if they have a mould problem or not. If there is a problem, people like to know the source of the mould. There are also situations where clients would like evidence of what is actually happening in the property. Our mould testing service is useful if these are concerns:
Has your property recently received some recent water damage? Perhaps from a burst hose, faucet left running, slow leaking pipe or shower pan leak? elevated moisture levels are a large conducive to onset mould growth. A musty smell is an identifying sign that may indicate that mould may have already started to grow in your property. A mould inspection would very pertinent.
If health is a major concern for any of the occupants in the area, then they may be susceptible to even small amounts of mould nearby. It is imperative to ensure any health hazards are identified, to reduce the otherwise likely scenario that occupants health are compromised.
Whether you are a tenant or owner, mould be a concern in your house hold. We can offer services in home inspections for mould and indoor air quality to ensure that if you are purchasing a house, that it does not have any mould problems.
Onsite technician mould inspections
#Mould inspection Cost
NLR have staff on call who are indoor air quality professionals. Because of this we can offer top quality mould inspections, with detailed reporting that you can trust. Please call us for information on how much an onsite mould inspection will cost for your property.
#DIY Mould Testing Kits by IECL
We also offer do it yourself IECL mould inspection Kits. You can take the samples yourself and we can have the IECL report sent out to you direct. The inspection kit will offer a mould sample pump for hire, air sample cassette and surface sampling tapes.
Lab Report Provided by IECL
IECL Mould Test Kit
Using the IECL Mould Air Sampling Pump
The IECL air pump collects air spores in the air indoor and outdoors. The IAQ methodology includes the air sample taken from outside the property and inside the property and have it compared against each other to determine whether the indoor levels are elevated or at risk. Utilising the DIY method of collecting the sample and sending it back via the pre paid postage bag is the easiest way and most cost effective way to provide an assessment of the mould presence.
The Mould Testing Kit Process
- Take Indoor Mould Air Sample - There will be 2 tests, one indoor and one outdoor. The outdoor test will be the control or baseline test and the indoor test will be used to compare against the baseline . Simply place the cassette on the air pump and run the air pump for 5 minutes. Once finished, reseal the cassette and fill out the chain of custody form provided. For surface sampling simply stick the tape to the surface you want tested, then place the tape back in the plastic container and fill out the form provided.
- Send The samples back using the pre paid post satchel provided
- Results will be sent back to you via email from IECL Lab
Mould Test Kit Pricing
$77 - 2x Room Air & Surface Sample Kit - (1 x Indoor Air, 1 x Outdoor Air, 2 x Surface Samples, Air Pump Hire, Send and Return Postage)
Pricing does NOT include lab fees ($77 per sample). Additional air and/or surface samples can also be purchased.