There are typically 3 common types of mold testing that are performed for real estate transactions: 

Swab / Tape Lift Sampling

Carpet Sampling

Air Sampling

Swab Sampling

  • Swab Visible Mold
  • Used in “Red Flag” areas
  • Identifies type of molds present
  • Used in guidance as to remediation
Air Sampling

  • Collection in “Red Flag” areas
  • Collection of indoor air samples(s)
  • Collection of an outdoor sample
  • Compare both results to identify potential problems
  • Identifies type and quantities of mold
Carpet Sampling

  • Collection of samples from the carpet
  • Used when no “Red Flags” are seen
  • Provides historical Information
  • Appropriate with air Sampling