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ON-SITE MOLD TESTING

SAME-DAY, ACCURATE RESULTS!

Mold in a home can cause health problems and can lead to structural damage as well. Don’t let that happen! 

Mold testing can tell you if there is any mold in your home and get you started on the path to a mold-free home. 

The problem with traditional mold testing IS that it can be expensive, inaccurate and leave you waiting days for results. 

Pure Maintenance of Central Jersey can test for mold on the spot and provide immediate, accurate results. Find out how below:

PURE MAINTENANCE OF CENTRAL JERSEY
MOLD TESTING WITH INSTASCOPE


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IMMEDIATE RESULTS

TRADITIONAL MOLD TESTING

Traditional mold testing takes several days at minimum. First, a mold service comes to your home to gather samples. These samples of mold are then sent off to a lab where they are examined. It takes about a week for the results to come back. 

They are then sent back to the mold company, who has to write a report explaining the results. Finally, a representative from the mold company must relay the lab’s findings to you. 

Meanwhile, your family could be breathing in mold-tainted air for days or weeks.

INSTASCOPE MOLD TESTING

Our InstaScope system (www.instascope.co) gathers samples, tests them and creates a personalized mold analysis on the spot.  Rather than reporting the species of mold found, InstaScope gives customers an easy-to-understand reading: 

Green – An acceptable level of airborne mold is present in the room.

Yellow – Elevated levels of airborne mold are present. Mold remediation is recommended. It’s usually safe for a family to remain in the home.

Red – Dangerous levels of airborne mold are present. Mold removal and remediation will probably be needed. It may be necessary for a family to evacuate while the mold problem is treated.

ACCURATE

TRADITIONAL MOLD TESTING

There is a lot of room for error with traditional mold testing. Here’s a rundown of the old testing process: 

  • Samples are handled by multiple people, including the technician who collects them, the one who tests them at the lab, and the people who send and receive the samples. 
  • When the sample gets to the lab, only a small part of it is seen by a technician. The portion they examine is a random sample, so it may not be truly representative of the mold in a home. 
  • The tech visually registers what they believe to be mold spores on the slide rather than relying on scientific equipment. 

INSTASCOPE MOLD TESTING

Now, with InstaScope, Pure Maintenance of Central Jersey can detect airborne mold anywhere in your home with the use of a UV light wand. This eliminates the need for cutting holes in the walls or ripping up carpet to look for hidden mold. 

Using InstaScope technology also removes all human error from mold screening. 

Results of the test are shown immediately, displayed on a handheld device so both the mold tester and the customer can see them. A copy can also be emailed to the customer so they can review the results, share them or store them for future reference or future homeowners. 

InstaScope was not intended to speciate. It is intended to produce a whole-area bioaerosol assessment report that emphasizes exposure of every room. It does so in real-time, and because it is technology-enabled, it removes the risk of lab subjectivity which can be substantial.

What do you need to know about mold during an inspection that will determine if action is needed? Which details are interesting but don’t change anything?

  • All mold growth should be removed regardless of what kind it is. Species make no difference.
  • Knowing what kind of mold is present makes no difference with what you do, with how you remediate. There are not different remediation actions for different molds. Species makes no difference.
  • Comparing outside mold to inside mold is one method for producing clues about potential mold growth indoors. Species are logically important. But outside air is constantly moving around, so only general comparisons are useable. Species just add confusion because they are too specific for a general situation.

AFFORDABLE

InstaScope offers flat-rate pricing for up to 15 rooms, in contrast to older mold testing methods that required the customer to pay for each room that was being tested due to the labor required. 

If a customer could only afford to have 1-2 rooms tested, this wouldn’t give them a clear picture of how much mold could be present throughout their home. 

The use of bioflourescence has also made mold testing more affordable and accessible because parts of the home interior no longer need to be removed in order to test behind walls and other hard-to-reach areas

HOW DOES INSTASCOPE
MOLD TESTING WORK?

Particles enter through the InstaScope wand and flow into the instrument’s chamber.

Inside the optical chamber, the mold particle is hit with a laser beam which determines its size. Based on the particle’s size, it will bathe the particle in UV light.

The fluorescent light is then analyzed by the computer to determine specific size, color, and color intensity of the particle. This is called biofluorescence and is what differentiates particles from one another.

Results are displayed in real-time on iPad and ready to review on-site.

INSTASCOPE MOLD TESTING DEVELOPMENT

This cutting-edge technology was created in Boulder, CO after the same technology had been used to detect anthrax post-9/11. It relies on the characteristic of UV light to identify specific particulates in the air. 

The technology makes the mold testing process easier and faster for technicians and clients alike, and it is far more reliable than other methods. 

Customers are sometimes skeptical about their mold testing results because the testing company has a lot to gain if mold is found. Dishonest companies can use the old testing method to claim a home is filled with mold, but they offer no proof besides their own report. 

With InstaScope, there’s complete transparency, so customers can trust their instant results.

MOLD TESTING FROM
PURE MAINTENANCE OF CENTRAL JERSEY

We’re one of only a few dozen mold removal companies across the country that uses InstaScope technology to identify household mold. Why isn’t everyone using it, if it’s truly a better system?

Companies must apply to become an InstaScope testing facility and be certified through InstaScope’s credentialing center. Pure Maintenance of Central Jersey proudly carries this and other mold-related certifications in order to give our customers the best service possible. 

MOLD TESTING FAQ

What is mold testing, and why is it important?

Mold testing involves collecting samples from your living or working environment to identify the presence and type of mold. It’s crucial because mold can cause health problems, such as allergies, respiratory issues, and in severe cases, more serious conditions. Testing helps assess the extent of mold presence and the potential health risks, guiding the necessary remediation steps.

2. How do you test for mold in homes or businesses?

There are several methods to test for mold, including air sampling, surface sampling, and bulk sampling. Air sampling tests the concentration of mold spores in the indoor environment. Surface sampling involves collecting samples from suspected surfaces to identify mold types. Bulk sampling involves taking materials from the property to test for mold. We select the method based on the specific situation and suspected mold contamination levels. We use InstaScope air testing for optimal results.

3. Can I test for mold myself, or do I need a professional?

While there are DIY mold testing kits available, professional mold testing is recommended for accurate and reliable results. Professionals have the expertise, experience, and equipment to conduct comprehensive testing and interpret the results correctly. DIY kits may not provide a complete picture of the mold issue and could lead to inadequate remediation.

4. What should I do if mold is found in my property?

If mold is identified in your property, the next step is to consider professional mold remediation services. Remediation involves removing or cleaning mold-contaminated materials under controlled conditions to prevent the spread of mold spores. Learn more about Pure Maintenance of Central Jersey mold remediation here.

5. Is mold testing necessary if I can already see mold?

Yes, mold testing is still advisable even if visible mold is present. Testing determines spore count in the air and spread, which are critical for assessing health risks and planning the appropriate remediation strategy. Visible mold indicates a problem, but it doesn’t reveal the full extent of the infestation or the potential for airborne spores that could affect other areas of your property. Professional testing helps ensure that all mold, including hidden growth, is identified and addressed.