The simple attachment (to the left) to a vacuum cleaner, collects carpet dust. The carpet dust, when cultured, can produce a reliable history of the fungi in a home or business.
Air sampling provides a “snapshot” of the indoor air and is good only on the day and hour it was taken by the mold inspector or home inspector.
The carpet provides the history of the indoor environment and is a valuable tool along with the air sample to identify problems that may be occurring.
Papers have been published that suggest the various genera and species of fungi recovered in a clean and in a contaminated environment. This gives us solid guidelines to assist our clients in determining a direction for solving indoor air quality issues.