DIY Mould Sampling Guide

Simple step by step instructions for use in the home or at the office.
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Step 1 – Take air samples

a.

On the sample cassette, write a sample number (write 1 if it’s your first sample) and a location description (e.g. laundry)

b.

Take off both of the sticker seals (save for resealing later)

c.

Firmly place the round outtake hole on the cassette into the head of the pump

d.

Hold the pump in your hand and hold it a minimum of 30cm from any surface

e.

Turn the pump on and hold it in place for 5 minutes, try to minimize the amount of movement from the original position to eliminate any variance

f.

Place the seals back on to the ends of the cassette

g.

Place the cassette into the supplied zip lock bag

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h.

Repeat for more cassettes if needed

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Step 2 – Take surface samples

a.

Put on the supplied nitrile gloves

b.

Remove the sample from the case. On the surface sample label, write a sample number and a location description

c.

Hold the sample on the label side and peel of the plastic, making sure not to accidentally touch the exposed adhesive section of the slide (this could skew results)

d.

Place the exposed adhesive side down onto the intended surface for 1 second and then release

e.

Place the sample back into the case and close it

f.

Repeat for more surface samplers

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Step 3 – Purchase Lab analysis

a.

Go to the SALES page on our website, and order the required number of tests needed for the samples you have taken e.g. If 3 x air samples and 2 x surface samples are taken, then purchase 3 x Air-O-Cell lab fees and 2 x Bio-tape lab fees.

b.

When purchasing, you will be asked for your name, email address, and best contact information. A receipt will be email to you, take note of the receipt number and include it on the Chain of Custody form.

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Step 4 – Send samples back

a.

Place the pump and all the used samples back into the box, we allow up to 7 days for the test to be carried out and the pump and samples returned.

b.

Fill out the Chain of Custody Form including your receipt number and place into the box.

c.

You may drop the box back to us or you can deliver it to us at: IECL, 3/33 Miller St, Murarrie QLD 4172.

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For more information on mould sampling please read this article.

 

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