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Inspection and Removal Equipment

Professional Mold Inspection and Removal Equipment

Quality equipment is essential for the success of any mold inspection or remediation project. It ensures that every mold spore gets counted and that all of the contaminated materials get cleaned thoroughly.

At Mold Busters, we use only the best mold inspection and removal equipment. Watch our video or scroll below to learn more about all of our go-to tools for mold remediation.

Mold Inspection and Removal Equipment

Air sampling pump

Air sampling pumps are used for indoor air quality testing. While there are many makes and models of air sampling pumps, they all generally do the same thing: collect samples of indoor air at various flow rates and compress it into a small cassette (Air-O-Cell® or Via-Cell®). The sample is then shipped to a laboratory for analysis. The results of this analysis identify any micro-organisms present in the sample.

Carbon dioxide metre

Carbon dioxide metres measure the amount of carbon dioxide in the air. In addition to suggesting the presence of mold, high carbon dioxide levels are also an indicator of poor ventilation and pollutant concentration.

EZ Breathe ventilation system

This all-in-one ventilation unit removes mold, bacteria, allergens, odours and much more from any indoor living environment. What’s more, it’s quiet, energy-efficient and fits in nicely with any interior space.

HEPA vacuums and filters

High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) vacuums and filters are designed to trap particles bigger than 1 micron from the air. Since mold spores are between 2 and 20 microns in size, they cannot pass through a HEPA filter.

Their ability to remove bacteria, mold, pollen, fine dust particles and other pollutants from the air makes HEPA filters extremely beneficial for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Moisture metre

A moisture metre is a handheld device used for the detection of moisture hidden behind surfaces such as floors, walls and ceilings. There are two main types of moisture metres: invasive and surface.

Invasive moisture metres use probes to pierce the material being tested and measure its moisture content. Surface moisture metres do not penetrate the material; instead, they use a rapid, non-invasive method (usually radio frequency) to determine the relative moisture level below the surface of a material. While they are able to scan large areas relatively quickly, they are not as accurate as invasive moisture metres.

Particle counter

Particle counters are used to assess air quality by counting and sizing the number of particles in the air. A reading taken from a room with a mold problem typically reveals a high number of particles between 2 and 20 microns in size.

Particle counters are therefore very useful in determining the amount of pollutants inside a building and in understanding the cleanliness level in a controlled environment.

Personal protection equipment

Personal protection equipment, or safety equipment, is essential to any mold inspection or mold remediation. Every mold inspection site has the potential for danger, so it is very important for inspectors to wear protective gear such as respirators, full-body suits, gloves, goggles and hard hats.

Google Glass

Google Glass is eye wear that allows you to take still images and record video. We now use Google Glass to complete our home mold inspections, so you receive not only our full written report but the visual report as well. With Google Glass, you see what we see when we inspect your home!

SmartThings Water Detection Kit

Find out whether there’s a leak or a flood in your home before it does extensive damage and before black mold develops.

When we remove mold from your home, we’ll install the SmartThings Water Detection hub and sensors. With this, you’ll be notified on your smartphone whenever the sensors pick up abnormally high levels of moisture indoors.

For more information about how our tools help us to fight mold across Ottawa, Montreal and area, get in touch with Mold Busters today.