Air Monitoring

Air Samples

Extent of Contamination

Air monitoring may be necessary if the presence of mold is suspected (e.g., musty odors) but cannot be identified by a visual inspection or bulk sampling (e.g., mold growth behind walls). The purpose of such air monitoring is to determine the location or extent of contamination.

If air monitoring is performed for comparative purposes, outdoor air samples are collected concurrently at an air intake if possible, and at a location representative of outdoor air.