Mold Test Kits

Mold Test Kits

Many Illnesses Are Caused By This Unseen Toxin

Mold can by the cause of serious health conditions.  When cold or allergy just won’t go away, the cause could very well be toxic mold in your home.  Sometimes this mold is visible, other times it could be growing in an attic or basement and the spores could be transported into your homes air via the ventilation system.  If you see mold, do not touch it, or clean it.  Call Air Quality Consultants Inc at the first sign of mold so we can verify whether it is a toxic mold, or a harmless mold that can be cleaned with bleach.

Some molds can rot the wood in your home, attract a multitude of insects, or even cause foul odors.  All of these molds that cause damage can also cause illnesses that can be dangerous for you or your family members.

If these molds are left unchecked, they can spread very quickly and will eventually reach all parts of your home.

If you see mold, it can be tempting to purchase a mold test kit from your local home improvement store.  But should you and how do you k now whether you should purchase one that is $10, or one that is $200? Are these DIY Mold Test Kits accurate and reliable?

(hint: The answer to these questions is a resounding “NO”. Continue reading to discover WHY YOU SHOULD NOT PURCHASE a DIY Mold Home Test Kit from your local home improvement store.)

DIY Mold Test Kits

DIY Mold Test Kits range in price from $10 to $200.  Some of these at home mold test kits will require you to collect samples to send into a lab.  Others use a petri dish that will collect samples in the air – then you send the petri dishes to a lab.

While these DIY kits vary in price and ways to collect the mold, the one thing that they all have in common is that THEY ARE NOTORIOUSLY UNRELIABLE.

A much easier way to test for mold in your home is to Air Quality Consultants and schedule your mold test appointment today.

Hidden Costs in DIY Mold Test Kits

We have seen many different DIY mold testing kits over the years.  Many times these kits do not have all the items you need to perform the mold test.  You may be required to purchase additional items like adhesive strips or swabs.  These extra purchases cost money.  When factor in the cost of the kit, extra items you may have to purchase, and your time, what appears to be a money saving venture could cost you more money in the long run.  Not to mention the fact that these home mold test kits are very unreliable.  In the long run, it’s much easier to contact a company that specializes in testing for mold to ensure that the results are accurate and any solutions to your mold issues actually work.

DIY Mold Test Kit Accuracy

At Air Quality Consultants Inc, we are often asked if DIY Mold Test Kits are accurate.

In short – at home mold test kits ARE NOT ACCURATE as the vast majority of them come back 100% positive.

The reason these kits often come back with false positives is that there are always a small level of mold spores in your homes air.  There are literally hundreds of types of mold growing in any home in America at any time.  Not all of these molds are dangerous and using a DIY Mold Test Kit, that returns a false positive, is a sure way for the average home owner to waste a lot of time and money trying to remediate a mold issue that may not even exist or be the cause of your families various cold or allergy like symptoms.  It is nearly impossible to eliminate all of the mold spores that are commonly found in the air we breath!

Don't Waste Your Money On DIY Mold Test Kits

Often times a homeowner will purchase a DIY Mold Test Kit and then they are not happy with the results.  Eventually they end up hiring a professional Air Quality Testing Company  like Air Quality Consultants Inc.  This of course means that all of your time, money, and energy were a complete waste of money and that finding out if you have dangerous toxic mold in your home ends up costing you more in the long run.  You can rest assured that our professional mold testing will be thorough and accurate!

A few more reasons you should avoid DIY Mold Testing:

  • Mold Inspection Experts are always more reliable than kits.
  • Unseen molds can not be detected by DIY Mold Test Kits
  • Most DIY Mold test kits come with one petri dish for testing one room.  We test your entire home for toxic mold!

We have specialized mold testing equipment that will detect not only the mold, but we will also find the sources of moisture that are feeding that mold.  This will help you to eliminate the sources and the mold that are causing health issues for you and your family.

When we are finished with your mold test, you will not only know what we found, but also if the amount of mold spores in your air are potentially harmful to your health.   The mold inspectors at Air Quality Consultants Inc will provide you with unbiased results and will also provide you with ways to fix the issue so that it does not reoccur.

We Can Help You With Your Mold Problems

You should not rely on unreliable test kits to determine it the health of your family is at risk.

The results of our testing are so reliable, they can even be used in court.

Call now to schedule your mold inspection.

Common Types of Mold

That Can Be Found In Your Home

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Aspergillus Mold

Acremonium Mold

Penicilium Mold