Home Mold Test Kit from IAQ Screen Check

Because Mold May Not Always be Visible

  • Do-it-yourself home test kit identifies hundreds of different types of molds, including both allergenic and toxic molds
  • Revolutionary Bio-Scan 400 sampling device is a highly accurate way of measuring mold levels in your indoor environment, even if there are no visible signs of mold
  • Mold test is easy to do and can be completed in under 5 minutes, with clear step-by-step instructions provided
  • Price includes laboratory analysis and test report, i.e., no hidden lab fees
  • Sample analyzed by the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab), one of the top microbiology and environmental allergen testing laboratories in North America
  • Test report identifies the concentration of each mold type detected, and provides an overall assessment of the total mold count (e.g., low, moderate, high) relative to established norms based on 10 years of sample data from EDLab
  • Same test used by indoor air quality professionals, building inspectors and environmental consultants
  • Meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) accuracy requirements and includes a Chain of Custody form
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IAQ Screen Check Mold Test Kit

Screen Check Home
Mold Test Kit

Price: $119.99 CAD

Includes Lab Fees!

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Screen Check Home Mold Test Kit - Product Description
Screen Check Home Mold Test Kit - Product Details
Screen Check Home Mold Test Kit - Mold Hazards
Screen Check Home Mold Test Kit - Who Should Use This Kit
Screen Check Home Mold Test Kit - Sample Test Report

SCREEN CHECK HOME MOLD TEST KIT - PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Developed by the environmental scientists at Building Health Check/Pure Air Control Services, an award-winning indoor air quality environmental firm, the Screen Check Home Mold Test Kit is an industry-leading product that tests for hundreds of different types of mold in your indoor air, including toxic molds like Stachybotrys and Aspergillus. This do-it-yourself test kit can be used even if there are no visible signs of mold or mildew in your indoor environment as the advanced Bio-Scan 400 sampling device is designed to collect mold spores/fungal fragments that have precipitated out of the air and settled on surfaces. Screen Check’s “tape-lift” method is a simple and highly accurate way of measuring mold levels in your home or workplace, and is considered superior to the petri-dish methodology used by some other home mold test kits.

Like all Screen Check test kits, the Home Mold Test Kit is economical, reliable and easy to use. The test kit comes complete with everything you need to collect a surface sample for analysis. Simply take the Bio-Scan 400 test strip out of the case, peel away the backing, press the adhesive side against the test surface (table top, wall, vent, etc.), reseal the strip and you’re done! Immediately mail the sample to the lab for analysis in the addressed envelope provided (postage is pre-paid if mailed in the US, Canadian customers must affix proper postage).

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Your sample will be analyzed using state-of-the-art equipment by the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) in Florida, an elite lab that specializes in environmental microbiology, indoor air quality and environmental allergen testing. EDLab has analyzed hundreds of thousands of indoor environmental samples from around the world and provided legally defensible data for expert testimony.   More about EDLab

A test report will be emailed to you within 3 to 5 business days of receiving your sample at the lab. The report will show the mold spore/fungal fragment count for each type of mold detected at the test location (in cts/cm2), with a written explanation on each type of mold (including possible sources). The test report also provides an expert assessment of whether your total mold count is low, moderate or elevated relative to benchmarks established in a comprehensive 10-year study of mold levels in residential and commercial buildings by EDLab. In addition, the report supplies you with a toll-free number that puts you in touch with the experts at EDLab for any questions you may have about your mold test results.

Need immediate results for toxic mold?   See Healthful Home 5-Minute Toxic Mold Test Kit
Want to see other home air quality test kits?   See Screen Check Home Air Quality Test Kits

SCREEN CHECK HOME MOLD TEST KIT - PRODUCT DETAILS
Tests For Presence and concentration of hundreds of different types of molds
Collection Method Bio-Scan 400 (test strip)
Number of Samples/Locations
per Kit
Includes collection device for 1 surface sample
Measured In Counts per sq. cm. (cts/cm2)
Detection Limit Detects mold levels as low as 1 cts/cm2
Time to Receive Test Results Test report emailed 3 to 5 days after receipt of sample by lab (please allow for shipping time to the US)
Expiry Test kit should be used within 6 months of receiving it and the sample sent to the lab immediately after the test is completed
SCREEN CHECK HOME MOLD TEST KIT - MOLD HAZARDS
About Mold Molds are fungi that are found both indoors and outdoors. They flourish under warm, damp and humid conditions and reproduce rapidly by releasing spores into the air. Unlike the mold itself, the spores can survive in relatively dry environments, and it’s not unusual to find thousands of mold spores per cubic foot of indoor air. Along with the mold spores, very small fungal fragments may become airborne and inhaled into the lungs. Some molds also release mycotoxins and microbial VOCs along with the spores, making mold a triple threat to your health.

According to the American Society of Home Inspectors, almost 40% of homes have some mold growth due to excessive moisture conditions. Mold growth is often hidden, with a musty smell or water stains signalling a need to investigate. Conducting mold spore/fragment counts and identifying the types of mold present with a do-it-yourself mold test kit is a good way to determine if a professional mold remediator should be called in. However, it’s important to note that indoor mold spore counts will vary depending on the season and time of day, and can be influenced by external factors such as rainfall, humidity, wind and temperature. Mold counts also tend to be higher in homes that are in constant shade.
Major Indoor Sources
of Mold
Mold from outdoors can enter your home through open doorways, windows and vents, or be carried indoors on clothing, shoes, pets, etc.   Mold will also grow readily indoors in damp locations, for example:
  • Around leaks in roofs, windows and pipes
  • In areas that have flooded
  • In bathrooms, laundry areas, crawl spaces and basements
  • Inside HVAC systems and air ducts
  • Under carpets (especially those with jute backing), and on ceiling tiles, wallpaper, wood, insulation and drywall
  • In the soil and water dishes of indoor plants
  • Inside air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and drain pans (e.g., under the refrigerator)
Symptoms of Mold Exposure
  • Nasal congestion, runny nose and other cold-like symptoms
  • Eye, nose and throat irritation, coughing, wheezing
  • Skin irritation, dermatitis
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Exacerbation of asthma symptoms
  • Fever and shortness of breath
Long-Term Health Concerns
  • Most non-toxic molds are not harmful to healthy people in small amounts, but certain groups (e.g., the elderly, pregnant women, infants, children and those with allergies, respiratory illnesses and chemical sensitivities) can suffer adverse health effects with chronic exposure.
  • Evidence also shows that airborne molds can cause severe infections (e.g., aspergillosis) in people with leukemia, HIV, diabetes or weakened immune systems, as well as in organ transplant recipients.
  • Long-term exposure to mold is also believed to lead to the development of respiratory illnesses in otherwise healthy children and hypersensitivity pneumonitis in susceptible people, leading to permanent lung damage.
  • Exposure to mycotoxins from toxic molds can have very serious health effects, including circulatory, respiratory and neurological problems (e.g., cognitive and behavioural changes, ataxia and convulsions).
SCREEN CHECK HOME MOLD TEST KIT - WHO SHOULD USE THIS TEST KIT
Who Should Test for Mold The Screen Check Home Mold Test Kit is ideal for:
  • Homeowners who detect a musty odour and want to determine if they have a mold issue
  • Those who have experienced flooding, leaks or other water damage
  • People with asthma, bronchitis, allergies or other medical conditions that may be aggravated by mold spores and fungal fragments
  • Those with respiratory illnesses, compromised immune systems or organ transplants who require a pristine indoor environment
  • Potential home buyers who want to ensure that there are no mold-related issues before purchasing a house
  • Expectant or new parents who wish to ensure that their home is free from harmful molds
  • Those who live or work in older buildings with inadequate or poorly maintained HVAC systems to determine if there are mold-related issues that should be brought to the building owner or landlord’s attention
  • Employees of high-risk businesses such as antique shops, greenhouses, saunas, farms, flower shops, etc. to assess occupational exposure
  • Laboratories, hospitals and industrial companies (e.g., pharmaceutical, electronics, aerospace) to conduct cleanroom evaluations
SCREEN CHECK HOME MOLD TEST KIT - SAMPLE TEST REPORT
Mold Sample Test Report Note: All molds detected at the test location are shown in the test report. Molds not reported are not detected at the test location, however, they may be present in other locations.
Screen Check Mold Sample Test Report

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