Indoor Air Quality Testing

Having difficulty solving indoor air quality issues? Look no further! Midwest Enviro Solutions is here to help you identify and rectify air quality problems. Our experts are skilled in conducting both air quality tests and mold sampling tests. An air quality test gives you a general understanding of your home’s health, while a mold sampling test examines the species of mold present in your home under a microscope. From inspections to testing, remediation, and identification, we provide comprehensive solutions for your indoor air quality needs. Unsure about the primary cause of your poor air quality? Don’t worry, our team will help you pinpoint the problem. Making informed decisions about improving your air quality requires accurate data and test results. Whether it’s your home or workplace, we understand that exposure to harmful air pollutants can happen anywhere. Safeguard your environment today by taking the next step towards a healthier space.

Simple air quality testing and mold sampling can help determine the health of your home. Testing your air for allergies and pollutants is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy environment and keep yourself healthy! Over-exposure to indoor air menaces can become detrimental to your health long-term, so it is important to take the necessary steps and preventative measures to ensure a healthy, safe environment. Hundreds of compounds can be tested for including gases, chemicals, dust, and biological samples. We take special care in instrument calibration and sample handling to produce accurate and reliable results.

Mold Air Testing
Mold air sampling tests the concentration of mold spores in the air of a building. Samples are taken from the air and are later examined under a microscope to determine the concentration of mold. Mold air testing can indicate if you have a mold problem even if you cannot find the mold growth through a mold inspection or with a naked and untrained eye. However, the number of mold spores can change significantly in a small amount of time and give varying results at different times. Air Mold testing will tell you the amount of mold spores in the air. You can suffer mold allergy symptoms even if there is no mold presently growing in your home. Mold spores blowing into the home from outdoor mold or previous mold growth in your home can leave behind a build-up of mold spores that will cause mold allergies. Testing for mold indicates if there is an unhealthy level of mold spores in your house and can determine if any allergies you are experiencing are from mold or another allergy.

Mold surface testing takes samples from household surfaces to find the amount of mold growth and spores around the home. Mold samples for surface testing are collected by swabbing, tape lifting, or other methods. Samples are then examined in a laboratory to determine the amount of mold spores. Like mold air testing, the results can vary for surface testing because mold growth and spores are not spread evenly across surfaces in the home and can change over some time. Unlike air testing, however, surface testing can’t identify the exact concentration of mold spores in the air.

Bulk testing involves collecting pieces of material from the home to test for mold. The materials are then taken to a laboratory where mold particles on the materials can then be examined under a microscope. Bulk mold tests can indicate if you have a mold problem and give you a clear idea of the concentration of mold particles in your home.

Mold culture testing takes mold particles in a sample from the home and grows those mold particles into larger mold colonies in a lab. Culture tests identify the species of molds in houses through this process. Only mold particles that are still alive can be grown. Dead mold particles in the home still cause allergies and health problems. Other tests can detect both living and non-living mold in a home but can’t always identify the species of molds, which makes culture testing an important part of the mold testing process.​

Mold Air Quality Testing, Inspection, and Removal

Indoor air quality testing is an important part of determining how healthy your surroundings are. Since we spend over 90% of our lives indoors, the health and quality of the air we breathe are of utmost importance. Most indoor pollutants are invisible to the naked eye and do not necessarily produce a noticeable odor. Good indoor air quality should also not be confused with cleanliness or hygiene. A visibly clean home or office can have many air quality issues that are difficult to rectify if they are not identified properly. 


Poor Indoor Air Quality Health Symptoms

Recurring headaches
  • Breathing difficulties, asthma, or respiratory infections
  • Excessive coughing or the feeling of not getting enough air
  • Repeated congestion or sinus infections
  • Dizziness, confusion or malaise
  • Skin irritation or rash
  • Ear and eye infections

Signs of Mold in Your Home

 A clear sign you could have mold in your home is the mold smell.  If you notice a moldy smell in your home or property there is a very good chance you could have mold hidden somewhere.  A second sign of the presence of mold in your home is allergic symptoms. If there’s mold hidden in your home there will be mold spores present in the air, which will cause allergic symptoms.  When you breathe mold spores in, and the body will react with allergic reactions like sneezing, a runny nose, or sore eyes. Mold allergies are a good indicator that mold testing for black mold and other mold species is required to determine the problem.