Mold Testing, Investigations & ERMI Testing
Showalter Property Consultants offers Mold Assessment and Investigation throughout most of the MD, Eastern Shore, DC and Baltimore area. We offer Mold Air and Surface Sampling and Mold DNA testing. We will perform a site assessment and investigation of the building and based on the findings we can perform various types of testing or sampling. Stephen Showalter was a co-founder of IESO (Indoor Environmental Standards Organization) for mold testing.
The ERMI (Environmental Relative Moldiness Index) test is a DNA-based mold identification tool developed by scientists at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Air Sampling for Mold
Air sampling consists of drawing a known amount of air over a cassette with a slide inside. The slide is sent off to an accredited lab for evaluation. Air testing consists of a minimum of two samples; one inside and one outside. The more air samples we take the more information as to all areas throughout the house. A single test will only tell you about the mold spores in the immediate vicinity of the air test.
Surface Sampling for Mold
Surface sampling is fairly straight forward where we utilize swab, tape lifts or bulk samples of suspect areas which are then sent off to an accredited lab.
There are certain limitations to mold sampling and testing so please consult with us before deciding.