What type of equipment is necessary for mold inspections?
Mold inspectors typically utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) during a mold inspection, at minimum an N-95 respirator and protective clothing are needed for hazardous locations when visible mold is present.
Additional mold equipment depends on the location of suspected mold contamination in the home or commercial building. During a typical mold inspection, surface samples are collected using plastic tape or swabs, and air sampling requires a calibrated vacuum pump and mold sample collection cartridges. Most mold inspectors carry air sampling and surface sampling equipment. Moisture meters, humidity meters, and infrared thermometers can also be useful tools when performing mold inspections.
We offer our popular air and surface sampling kit at a discount for PMII students. There is also a mold equipment vendor area within the course where you can find access to many other tools of the mold business.