Mold inspectors performing an mold test.


Wood being tested for mold in the attic of a home.

What to know about Mold Testing?

  • Before changing, impacting, or demolishing building materials, you may want to sample for mold. If suspicions based around moisture, ominous smells, or visible discoloration abound, testing is an option to consider.
  • If projects expose the possibilities of mold or moisture intrusion within a home or building, halting the project may be a stong consideration. We can test the home immediately for signs of mold.
  • We can sample mold with techniques based around air, bulk, and surface sampling.
  • Mold testing is regulated by the NYS Department of Labor in one specific way. The person performing the testing needs to be certified as an assessor. Article 32 states that Mold Testing is not required during a mold assessment.
  • Unlike asbestos: city, town, or village code enforcement doesn’t require mold testing prior to demolition or renovation.
Mold inspector demonstrating how to test for mold.

How do you test for Mold?

  • Our certified inspector will use a clean sampling tool appropriate for each kind of material.
  • We will adequately collect the appropriate volume of materials to be tested. Types of samples commonly collected are obtained through are air sampling, bulk testing, or lift tape testing.
  • The Mold sample will be labeled and placed in air tight containers or forced air collection cassettes.
  • Our certified inspector will record the mold testing location, mold sample description, and the date and time in relation to the chain of custody of the samples.
Mold on the bathroom ceiling of a home.

What is the average cost of Mold Testing in Syracuse, NY?

  • An initial mold inspection in Syracuse, NY will cost between $200 to $800.
  • You can expect to pay between $200 to $600 for mold testing and lab analysis by a professional mold testing company in Syracuse, NY.
  • Laboratory analysis per sample in Syracuse, NY averages between $75 to $150 depending upon the substrate.
  • For a full Mold Assessment of an average residential home in Syracuse, NY, you can expect to pay between $400 to $800.
  • For a full Mold Assessment of an average size commercial building in Syracuse, NY, you can expect to pay between $1,000 to $2,000.
A basement mold issue in a commercial building.

Key Components of Professional Mold Testing in Syracuse, NY

  • Testing for Mold throughout the whole building on one visit is ideal. Be prepared by identifying any places of impact or change in the present time to near future.
  • Have the areas that wil be tested for mold, accessible and cleared for our certified mold inspector.
  • Make our certified mold inspector aware of any unique or hidden features of the building. This will allow us to investigate the atypical areas to the best of our abilities.
  • Determine how fast you want your professional mold test results back. Standard mold test results usually arrive within five (5) business days. If you would like you test results sooner, we can expedite the process for an additional cost. Generally, some results can be received back as quick 12 to 24 hours from the testing date.

Comprehensive Information Regarding Mold Testing in Syracuse, NY

What is Mold?

Mold is a microscopic fungus. It can live and grow on animal and plant matter. Mold growth can also take place on objects that are not organic in nature. Molds reproduce through generation of mold spores. Spores commonly spread through water and air.

What is Mold Testing?

Generally speaking, mold testing is the act of collecting samples form a surface or air. The mold inspector tests the surface or air to identify what type of mold may exist. Another important aspect of testing is based around the determination if mold can grow in the areas that were tested. The three most common types of mold sampling are air, surface, and bulk testing.

Health Concerns

Health Concerns are a common reason that may arouse interest in seeking mold testing. On occasion, a patient is having trouble identifying what is causing their health issue. Mold symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and headaches can often be misdiagnosed as a virus or common cold.

The most common conditions caused by mold exposure are:

  • Allergic Reactions and Severe Irritation
  • Toxic Mold Poisoning due to Prolonged Exposure
  • Infections
  • Triggered Asthmatic Issues

Mold Testing Laboratory in Syracuse, NY-AIHA EMLAP Accredited

  • Mold Air Sampling- Culturable Air Sample Procedure-Particle Impactors-Andersen N6 Impactor-SAS. Pulls measured volume of air over culture media in a Petri Dish.
  • Mold Air Sampling – Mold Spore Traps-BioAire –Air-O-Cell-Micro5-Allergeneco. Rapid collection of airborne materials including mold. Sampling pump pulls air through tube. All materials store in the enclosed sampling cell/chamber for analysis.
  • Surface Sampling – Direct examination of sample. Types of sampling include: tape, bulk, life, swab, and water testing. The method is used for visual mold growth in an area of contamination. All direct sampling procedures such as these require that the specimen t is collected to be sealed in an airtight bag or container.
  • ERMI- Environmental Relative Moldiness Index. The EPA has developed a rankings system based on dust samples from areas within the United States. The ERMI system helps predict how much mold is within a home. Comprehensive sampling of dust within the home, office or building gives data that can be compared to national trends.

Mold Testing Syracuse NY

Mold testing is SECG’s expertise and experience in the mold industry for over two decades. We have performed thousands of Mold Sampling events. Our detailed approach to mold sampling and mold testing creates a successful approach for the building owner and the design of a potential mold removal project. Our AIHA certified Mold Lab certifies all sampling is up to standard with local, state and federal regulations. Our certified Mold Inspectors take the time to understand your project and budget to help create a detailed Mold Remediation Plan that works for you, our client.

Mold Inspection Syracuse NY

SECG provides visual residential and commercial inspections in accordance with strict professional standards. Licensed inspectors are trained to identify suspect Mold that may be present in your home, building, or office. Inspections and Mold Assessments are performed covering commercial buildings, and residential properties. They provide a visual inspection, thorough assessments of the area in questions, and provide advice on handling any suspected Mold detected. If a mold assessment is performed, it serves as a protocol based precursor to Mold Remediation.

Mold Assessment and Mold Removal Work Plan in Syracuse NY

Have you already had a mold inspection? Let our certified expert Mold Assessors create site specific plans that will sculpt your mold remediation work plan. Preparation of comprehensive plans provides the contractor with guidelines for remediation of mold that will comply with all Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations. SECG will ensure that the issues within your home are resolved with complete care and a commitment to excellence. Our industry experience in all aspects of mold service are unmatched within the Syracuse, NY area. Call us today!

Types of Mold Testing We Perform

  • Mold Testing for Health Concerns
  • Most Testing Prior to Remediation Project
  • Mold Inspections
  • Mold Assessments
  • Post Remediation Mold Testing
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