Indoor Air Quality Testing

image of flowers in field and fresh clean airThe air quality inside your home or office directly contributes to the health and well-being of everyone who lives and works there. Mold is one of many contaminants that, if present, can pose serious risks to allergy and asthma sufferers and otherwise healthy individuals and pets as well.

If you think you have an indoor air quality problem in your Raleigh area home or office, contact Atlantic Corp. today for expert testing and advice.

Symptoms of a Mold Problem

You may have a mold problem that affects your indoor air quality if:

  • You notice a musty odor
  • You see suspicious spots on your walls, ceilings , floors, or in your crawlspace that change color, shape or grow in size over time
  • You, your family, or your coworkers experience unexplained respiratory symptoms of distress

The Goal of Air Quality Testing

Our goal is to identify the types and quantity of mold present in your interior atmosphere.

mold growing in a petri dishMold spores can be considered viable [living] or non-viable [non-living] and both can be detrimental to your health. Depending on the type of mold and the quantity, or spore count, we  discover our mold professionals will have the information they need to develop an effective mold remediation plan for you.

Types of Indoor Air Quality Tests

Atlantic Corp. generally performs two types of  indoor air quality tests:

A Spore Trap is utilized to identify non-viable spores that may be present. Results from this test are generally available with in 48 hours.

The Anderson Air Test identifies viable mold spores and because this test requires us to allow mold to grow in a petri dish, results are generally available within 6 – 9 days after testing is completed.

Indoor Air Quality Testing Process

Testing your indoor air quality is a fairly non-invasive process. Our mold experts will set up a tripod and an air pump in your space.  Once the equipment is set up we’ll turn on the pump to expose our testing medium to a sufficient volume of your indoor atmosphere.

Interpreting Air Quality Test Results

Atlantic Corp’s experts are specially trained to interpret lab reports for indoor air quality and other mold tests.  Every customer will receive their laboratory test results via email along with Atlantic Corp’s interpretation of those findings in terms you can easily understand.  Additionally, if a mold problem is identified, we will provide you with a qualified mold remediation plan.

If you received mold test results from another company and are having difficulty understanding the ramifications of the report, give Atlantic Corp. a call.  We’ll be happy to help interpret those reports for you.