If you suspect mold problems in your home, air mold test kits are easy ways to test your suspicions. With early detection of toxic mold spores in your home’s air quality, you work toward remediation.
Air mold test kits are often useful when used in your HVAC systems, as airborne mores spores thrive more in heating and air conditioning vents.
Here are ten air mold test kits you can get on Amazon.
- DIY MoldCheck Mold Test Kit
DIY MoldCheck Mold is sold as a multi-testing product, capable of both air testing as well as visual comparison. According to the manufacturers, it does not identify the mold type (genus name) but locates the source of your mold problem. The kit consists of 10 test films you can place around the house, an activating solution, a mold investigation guide, and a remediation guide. To use DIY MoldCheck, open the film, let it sit for 60 minutes, then add a drop of the activating solution. The product does not come with lab analysis.
Amazon ratings: 4/5
- Mold Armor
Mold Armor is a DIY mold-testing kit that comes with two to five tests, depending on the size of the pack you buy. The product is said to portable, easy to use while providing results within two days. The product also has an optional mail-in feature for laboratory analysis. Lab results, according to the manufacturers, will be provided in three weeks.
Amazon ratings: 3.6/5
- Mold Test Kit by MyMoldDetective
Mold Test Kit is designed for detecting airborne mold spores. Unlike other Petri dish-based mold test kits with a culture medium, the Mold Test is an industrial-grade electronic device for testing air quality.
The kit contains a 15-liter reusable air pump that collects air and two sample air cassettes to compare indoor and outdoor air quality. The air cassettes are made with spore-trapping technology to measure the presence of mold as well as the concentration of airborne mold spores.
Amazon ratings: 2.9/5
- PRO-LAB MO109
PRO-LAB is another useful air mold test kit for determining the presence of harmful more spores in your home. According to the manufacturers, PRO-LAB has two air testing methods for determining the presence of a visible or hidden mold problem within two days
The product comes with a prepaid postage envelope that can be mailed in for lab analysis—where the type of mold can be identified. Lab results are delivered within seven business days.
Amazon ratings: 3.6/5
MoldDetect test kit not only determines whether you have a mold problem; you can also mail your samples to identify the name of the mold. The package is a sticky tape you can use in your HVAC systems to detect the presence of mold spores. This is done by placing the tape on dusty surfaces to trap settled mold spores.
Lab results are said to be available after three days. Even if mold is not visible, the manufacturers accept dust samples. Test results will then determine the harmfulness of the mold.
Amazon ratings: 4.4/5
- Mold Testing Kit)
This mold-testing product promises detailed mold identification. It contains three tape lift samples, a how-to-use guide, and a mold inspection guide. With the tape lifts, you can collect settled mold spores and mail it to the lab stated by the manufacturers. Lab analysis, included in the price, promises to detect all mold types and provide a detailed report to you.
Amazon ratings: 4.4/5
- Healthful Home
This a mold-testing kit that promises results in five minutes. Healthful Home kit does not require a weeklong lab analysis to determine mold presence. According to the producers, the kits only detects allergy-inducing mold spores.
The kit consists of two tests, sterile collection swabs and a guide. Mold does not have to be visible to use the test kit because a settled speck of dust can be tested. The test employs lateral flow assay technology used in medical labs. The kit includes an option for lab analysis—with a postage-paid mailer.
Amazon ratings: 3.7/5
- Instant Home Mold Test
Instant Home Mold Test is another mold test kit promising instant results. Consisting of two portable mold test kits, you can get results in 60 seconds. The stick is said to identify toxic mold spores floating in your Home.
Amazon ratings: 3.4/5
- IH Pros QMT-100 Quick Mold Test
H Pros QMT-100 Quick Mold Test is a device that promises mold detection in one minute. The technology detects airborne spores. You can then interpret results with a color change indicator. The kit also comes with a guide.
Green indicates safe levels. Gray shows moderate mold contamination while purple indicates deep mold contamination and the need for immediate remediation.
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- Mold testing has several procedures. You can measure airborne spores by assessing the indoor air quality. This test is often practical when carried out in the vents of your HVAC systems
- You can surface-test to determine the presence of growing mold or settled mold spores.
- Then you can collect samples and send them to a laboratory for analysis. By identifying the type of mold you’re dealing with, you can then carefully choose a remediation step.
- Most air mold test kits consist of a Petri dish where you may have to add a growth medium. The dish is allowed to sit for 48 to 96 hours to determine the presence of mold.
- If you suspect your health problem may be associated with mold spores in the air but cannot see molds, getting an air mold test kit is a smart investment.