- CLEAN = GREEN, Mold Contamination = GRAY or PURPLE
- Detects both living (viable) or dead (non-viable) mold spores
- 12 Month shelf life at room temperature
- Can be used as an Investigative Test or Initial Evaluation Sample of Mold Growth
- Can be used as a Post-Remediation Verification (PRV) test for Black Mold Removal or Mold Remediation
- Biochemical reagents are safe, non-toxic and not hazardous to use
Identify the sample area or material surface to be tested. Samples should be collected from visibly stained, discolored, blemished or visibly soiled areas where mold and allergens are suspected to be present. Remove the test swab from the protective tube by firmly grasping the collar or base of the device bulb and the protective tube. Firmly pull apart the protective tube away from the collar or base of the device bulb. Take care not to touch the swab shaft or swab tip with your hands or any other surface other than the desired test surface. Using a side to side sweeping motion and slight rolling of the swab device, use the swab to collect as much mold or allergen like substances as possible from the desired test surface. The sample area should be at least 2 inches by 2 inches square. Testing a surface area less than this may result in a false negative result due to not enough mold or allergen contaminant being collected. Once the sample is collected, return the swab to the protective tube and snugly put the device back together. Firmly grasp the reagent bulb and blue plastic stem within the bulb and snap it back and forth a few times to ensure the plastic stem breaks. Once the plastic stem is broken free, squeeze the bulb to release the liquid reagents down into the protective tube where the swab bud is located. Gently shake the device back and forth about 5 seconds to thoroughly mix the reagent liquid with the swab bud. The reagent liquid will instantly turn green once it is squeezed into the base of the protective tube. This is normal. If a detectable amount of mold or allergen is collected, the reagent liquid will turn from green to gray or purple within a few minutes indicating the positive presence for mold or allergens. If the reagent liquid remains green or any shade of green after 10 minutes this is indicating the lack of mold or allergen presence on the sampled test surface and the surface is considered clean. This step is very important to follow in order to obtain the most accurate results. Do not read or observe the quick mold test sample after 10 minutes. Samples read or observed after 10 minutes are not valid due to the chemical nature of the device, which will eventually turn all samples purple with the passage of time greater than 10 minutes. Once the quick mold test sample device has been used and interpreted, it can be safely disposed of. Dispose of the entire test device and do not attempt to pull the device apart once it has been used.
The Quick Mold Test uses patented biochemistry that allows users to easily perform their own testing for mold and water damage on building materials, contents and other related surfaces.
The results from the Quick Mold Test are obtained in less than a minute and are easily interpreted by a color change indication. The Quick Mold Test detects the microscopic proteins associated with mold growth and related allergens that react with the Quick Mold Test reagents to produce the color change from GREEN to GRAY or PURPLE. If the test yields a PURPLE color result, then the surface sampled is significantly contaminated with mold and should be included for mold removal or mold remediation or black mold removal.
Using the Quick Mold Test to identify if mold growth is present is a key step in determining how much mold removal or mold remediation is necessary. Whether the mold remediation includes black mold removal or simple surface cleaning, the Quick Mold Test can be used to perform pre and post testing after a mold removal project or mold remediation to ensure the quality of the work performed is satisfactory.
The most ideal applications for the Quick Mold Test are as follows:
-Mold testing of surfaces in bedrooms, living areas or at work
-Mold in home detection or water-damaged or suspect building materials
-Initial screening test to find mold indoors or mold detection on contents
-Post remediation verification (PRV) test after mold remediation or mold removal has been performed
-"Do-It-Yourself" home mold detection or inspection
-Restoration or mold remediation situatiosn where a mold test kit is beneficial
-Water damage assessment of water loss situations where mold in home evaluations is necessary
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