Air testing, or spore trap testing, is one of the most common testing methods available. But just because
it's common, doesn’t mean it's perfect.
In today’s mini class, we take a deeper dive into all things air testing.
- How air samples are taken
- Strengths of air samples
- Limitations of air samples
- When to use air sampling
- How to read lab reports
- And more!
Download slides from the mini-class here.
A few important reminders about testing:
- There are no perfect tests.
- Each test has specific purposes and limitations.
- Testing should answer a question you have about your home and influence your next steps.
- Ultimately, testing is just one piece of the puzzle. Any testing should be done in combination with a thorough visual investigation of the entire home taking into account the history of the home and the health of the people in it. A good Indoor Environmental Professional (I.E.P.) can help you with this process. For more information on the role of an I.E.P., check out our resources, here, here, and here.
Additional Mini Classes:
- Testing Options for Your Home: Surface Testing
- Testing Options for Your Home: ERMI Testing
- Testing Options for Your Home: EPA 36