surfaces collect a mixture of fungal spores that are normally present in the environment. Swab, bulk and tape lifts are then sent in to an accredited lab by our technician and analyzed to reveal the species of mold spores that could be present in the sample. This type of sampling is separate from air sampling and does not reveal what is floating in the air or collected in ERMI samples. It is only recommended by our technician if they see something that appears to look like a visible mold colony growing in your environment.
For lab samples, concentration levels of dermatophagoides Mite Allergen are reported in micrograms, and are compared to what is considered to be normal. The feces and skeletal remains produced by Dust Mites can be very harmful and dangerous to humans. It is implicated in cases of Asthma & many other Respiratory diseases of the lungs. It is very important to dust and discard dust on a weekly basis.
How much does Mold Testing
(by an "Environmental Illness-trained expert") cost?
Thorough Inspection & Testing for Mold in a home ranges from $350 – $2000 depending on many factors like size of home, distance the inspector has to travel, how long the inspector needs to inspect the property, how many tests are ordered and more…below are basic ranges in price provided by our technicians.
- Thorough Inspection: Will be between $150-$300 depending on the size of the home or if there are hard to reach attic or crawl space areas.
- Air Testing: Will be between $200-$300 (for one outside/control sample and one inside room sample). Most additional room samples cost between $75 – $150 each additional room.
- Swab/Tape samples – Each small area physical samples will be $75 – $150 per sample (This is for visible mold colonies you are concerned about)
- ERMI/ HERTSMI-2 Test – ERMI tests (Done yourself) cost about $275, HERTSMI-2 tests done by yourself cost about $130, however most people do not collect the samples correctly. If you want your expert technician to do it for you it will cost an additional $100-$150 plus the base cost of your lab fee. These 4 methods will tell you “everything” you need to know about the possible mold in your home.