When it comes to testing for mould in your home in Orange NSW and Bathurst NSW, the decision to perform the testing yourself or call in experts depends on various factors. Here’s some information to help you determine the appropriate approach:

When DIY testing kits are acceptable:

These kits allow you to collect mould samples yourself and send them to a laboratory for analysis. It’s important to note that these tests provide a snapshot of the mould spores present at the time of sampling, as mould spore levels can fluctuate. To obtain a more complete and accurate picture, it’s advisable to test at different times and in different locations within your home.

  • Air testing: This test measures the concentration of mould spores in the air by collecting samples that are later examined under a microscope. It can be helpful when you suspect a mould problem but cannot find visible mould growth. It can identify outdoor mould spores entering your home or residual spores from previous mould growth.
  • Surface testing: Samples are taken from surfaces using swabs or tape lifting methods to determine the presence of mould.
  • Bulk testing: This test involves testing various materials taken from your home to identify any mould spores.

These testing kits may also be useful after mould remediation to ensure the success of the removal process. When conducting the testing yourself, always wear a mask and gloves for protection.

When to call in the experts:

If you suspect the presence of toxic mould, such as Stachybotrys (toxic black mould) or Aspergillus, it’s crucial to exercise caution and call in a qualified professional. Toxic mould requires special handling and remediation techniques. It’s also advisable to contact experts if the mould problem is extensive or more severe than mild growth.

Contacting professionals like McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Technicians can ensure that you receive expert assistance in dealing with mould issues. Their highly trained technicians have the knowledge and experience to address mould problems and provide quality service.

Whether you choose to perform DIY testing or seek professional help, addressing mould concerns promptly is essential for the well-being of your home and the health of its occupants.

Here are some services we provide:

McArdles Cleaning & Restoration Technicians are the “face” of our business and more than likely the people you will have the most contact with. All of our technicians are highly trained – not only in the professional services they provide, but also in customer service. We see staff technical training as being a very important aspect of our service and hold frequent training sessions where all of our staff have the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge.