There are many different types of inspections a mold inspector can perform on your home or business. The two most common types of inspections are: Air Sampling & Surface Sampling. Air Sampling is designed to capture and quantify a broad spectrum of fungal spores (both culturable and non-culturable) present in the air, and to assess whether the levels present suggest a fungal problem in the indoor locations. Surface Sampling is designed to determine whether the suspected surface (visible stain, discoloration, etc.) sampled is indicative of mold growth on the sample location, and to determine and identify molds actually growing on the surface sampled, as opposed to the mere presence of mold spores. But what do these services generally cost?
Different mold inspection companies charge different prices for many reasons. The sampling material may be one, and the associated lab charges they send them to is another. Some companies perform moisture mapping and thermal imaging while they sample, and others do a full visual inspection while the equipment is collecting air. But here as some of the most common charges for both air and surface sampling.
Air Samples: $90 to $120 per sample collected/used.
Surface Sampling: $100 to $160 per sample collected/used
In mold testing, you do get what you pay for, so remember, cheaper isn’t always better. And where the mold inspector was certified means a lot when vetting the professional you intend on hiring.