There is a $159 trip / inspection fee with each inspection in addition to the cost of the environmental samples that are collected. Our pricing, for the different types of environmental samples that we can collect, are listed below. We also complete a visual inspection, of the readily accessible areas, for the indoor locations where environmental samples are collected. If you need inspection services for locations where you do not want environmental samples collected, please call for pricing. A laboratory report, and recommendations in regard to how to proceed with resolving your mold problem, is included with each inspection. The scope of SafeAir’s opinion is limited to the locations where environmental samples are collected.
Air samples are $70 ea. One air sample provides information, on the airborne mold spore flora, for the room or location where the air sample is collected only. Air samples are a useful testing method to determine if the air is contaminated with indoor type mold spores and is also useful in establishing a cleaning plan if one is needed. There is an outdoor air sample that is always collected whenever indoor air samples are collected. The outdoor air sample is used as a baseline for which to compare indoor air samples to determine which mold spores collected in the indoor air samples originate from indoor mold growth and which mold spores collected in the indoor air samples originate from the outdoors.
A Carpet Dust Analysis is $150 per Carpet Dust Analysis. Dust is collected from carpets during the collection process. The mold spores, that are present in the dust, are grown in petri-dishes in the laboratory into mold growth colonies. Both genus and species, of mold spores present in the dust in the carpets, is identified as well as the mold spore concentration levels present in the dust. Airborne mold spores settle in carpets and eventually become a component of the dust in the carpets. There is a history of airborne mold spore events that is a component of the dust in carpets. We can collect a small quantity of dust from carpets in each room in the Carpet Dust Analysis collection process. A Carpet Dust Analysis is recommended for each level of a home or building and is only collected in conjunction with air samples. Air samples identify airborne mold spores and a Carpet Dust Analysis identifies a history of mold spore events that have been present in the past. Air samples will identify the genus type of mold spores that are present in the air and the Dust Analysis will identify the genus and species of mold spores that are present in the dust in the carpets. A Dust Analysis is also useful in determining if there is toxic mold present in the dust in the carpets.
Tape Lift samples are $70 ea. A Tape Lift sample is useful in determining if mold is present for the location where a Tape Lift sample is collected. Tape Lift samples are most often collected during Clearance Testing to help determine the success or failure of a mold remediation project. If suspected mold growth is visually observed during the visual inspection process and we are not sure if it is mold; a Tape Lift sample is useful. A Tape Lift sample will identify the mold spores collected down to the genus level. Each genus type of mold spores has a number of different species. If you need to know if a mold is toxic, you need to know the genus and species of mold spores collected and a Swab sample would be the recommended testing method. One of the limitations of a Tape Lift sample is that it only provides information for the one square inch of surface where the Tape Lift sample is collected from. There could be other types of molds, in other locations outside the one square inch that is sampled, where the Tape Lift sample is collected.
Swab samples are $120 each. A Swab sample provides information regarding both genus and species of mold spores that are collected. A genus and species identification is useful information if you would like to know if the mold that is swabbed is a toxic mold. To determine if a mold is toxic, a species identification is needed and this is the purpose of having a Swab sample collected. One of the limitations of a Swab sample is that it only provides information for the one square inch of surface where the Swab sample is collected from. There could be other types of molds, in other locations outside the one square inch that is sampled, where the Swab sample is collected. A Swab sample is usually collected if a client needs to know if a specific location of mold is toxic. This information is most useful for medical purposes or litigation.