The samples collected identify mold types present. Air samples give spore counts and concentrations. Surface samples identify the mold species and growth concentration. We always start with an outside air sample that serves as a control that sets baseline numbers for what is normal and acceptable. It is then compared to an inside sample from the area of greatest concern. This will basically let us know whether or not elevated conditions exist or not.
After samples have been collected, they are then sent to a third party laboratory for analysis. Results can be made available the next business day. Once the results have been reviewed, a full protocol of any required work is then created. This report tells you what samples were taken, what exact species and concentration were found, and what the next steps would be. All samples collected are accompanied by a photo for identification purposes.
If elevated conditions are not found to exist, a general findings report is provided stating the collected samples and that elevated mold conditions were not found to exist.