You can test your home for mold!
You may be asking yourself, “Can I obtain a mold test it for my home?”. I want to share that you can and some of these tests will tell you a lot. We tested our home with two of the three tests I am going to over.
If you are in any position like we were money is an issue and some of these mold testing companies what few hundred dollars per air test.
This was not an option for us, plus these air tests aren’t the most accurate measure if you are symptomatic and reacting or feeling ill in your home.
This is why it is important to get your home tested and rule things out. So let me go over some home mold testing options.
Mold Test Kits for My Home Made Easy…
You’re not sure you have mold, but know something is going on in your home. I recommend this test
Sometimes you have mold and other things going on in your home. This home test, tests for mold, VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds), formaldehyde, and active mold.
We also did this test because after we removed mold I was still having issues and we found out that we had faulty flooring from Lumber Liquidators.
You can read my post on that story here This test offers much more than just a mold test.
This test gave us results for the other issues that were going on in our home. Sometimes it can be multiple things causing issues in a home.
If you highly suspect mold is in your home, I recommend this test.
Let’s talk about what may be going on in your home.
If you are certain that mold is in your home and you don’t think anything else is going on in your home. I would start with a HERTSMI test. I did the dusting method with HERTSMI rather than the vacuum option because we have pets and the vacuum option isn’t recommended when you have pets. So we completed the test by dusting areas we didn’t dust often in the rooms we frequented. I would also recommend doing this for the person that is having most symptoms in
I did the dusting method with HERTSMI rather than the vacuum option because we have pets and the vacuum option isn’t recommended when you have pets.
So we completed the test by dusting areas we didn’t dust often in the rooms we frequented. I would also recommend doing this for the person that is having most symptoms in house. For example, I was the one most reactive so we took a sample from our Master, the living room, and the office.
I would also recommend calling the company for this test prior to ordering and they will tell you what would be best the vacuum/dust method.
The HERTSMI test for the mold DNA of 5 of the most common molds in the home. They also Have the ERMI test that tests over 30 molds in the home but that test is close to $300.00. We did the ERMI test when we initially tested our home. However, I don’t recommend it unless your HERTSMI comes back low.
Ultimately it is your decision on which test you choose. I have used both of them and their results were equally valuable to our family.
Please let me know your experiences and please ask any questions your may have. I would love to hear from you. Comment below..