How to Test for Mold

Mold Testing InspectionMold testing can tell you if you have a mold problem in your home. Mold tests can also help you find hidden mold, measure your indoor air quality and identify what species of mold is in your home.

How to Test for Mold in Your Home

  1. Check locations that are usually full of condensation such as under the sink or in the basement.
  2. Check locations that have recent water damage. For example, an area where a pipe has recently burst could be a potential breeding ground for mold.
  3. Check areas that tend to trap water, such as wall cavities or ceiling spaces.
  4. Routinely check all of the shower curtains in your home as they have a tendency to collect residue from your soap and shampoo. Excess moisture allows mold to grow along the curtains.
  5. Your household central cooling/heating ducts and vents, as well as any household air ducts and vents, experience condensation as the temperature, fluctuates which can cause mold growth.
  6. Hire a professional. Our skilled mold inspectors have a variety of instruments for mold detection and testing that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to. They will also acquire surfaces samples of the mold in your home to determine the best way to treat it.

Surface Samples

There are multiple ways in which surface samples can be taken. After the mold samples are taken they are then sent out to a mold testing laboratory where they are analyzed using a microscope.

Three of the Most Used Methods for Mold Testing are

  • ­Bulk Samples
  • ­Swab Samples
  • Tape Samples

mold-removal-teamHere at United Water Restoration Inc., protecting your health, your family’s health, and your property is our main concern. It is the utmost importance to use a certified mold inspection professional, and we pride ourselves in being just that.

We have the knowledge and experience to identify sources of moisture, to evaluate visible and suspect mold growth, to physically remove contamination, and to return your property back to its original condition.


Call today to speak with one of our mold experts: 1-800-743-2064