Do it yourself mold test kit. Complete with 4 Petri dishes & lids and test gel.
Laboratory results available at a discount rate of $39 if necessary.
4 non-toxic testing plates with lids
Non-toxic testing gel
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"A Guide to Mold and Mold Contamination" booklet
1. Carefully remove the 4 pre-treated test plates from the plastic box and
place them on a level surface. Save the box for later use. Remove the lids from
all 4 plates. Do not touch the inside of the plates, this may contaminate them.
2. Some weather conditions may cause a moisture layer to build up on the
bottom of the plates. Do not try to remove the layer. The droplets will not
interfere with the performance of the Mold Test Kit.
3. Open the enclosed bottle. Using a clean, dry teaspoon, measure one
teaspoon of the Test Gel into each plate. Make sure the bottom of the plate is
evenly covered with gel.
4. Place the lids back on the plates and keep them on a level surface until
the liquid hardens (45 to 60 minutes).
5. Turn on the fan for the HVAC (heating & air conditioning) system and let
it run until you are finished taking samples.
6. Remove the lid from one plate and place-it outside in a protected area on
a table or beneath an overhang, away from trees or bushes. This will be your
control sample. Do not locate the plate directly in the sun. For best results,
do not perform the test while it is raining.
7. Select interior locations for the 3 remaining plates. The plates should be
located in separate areas throughout the home or office. Keep the lids on the
plates until you have placed them. If you have a visible mold problem, one plate
should be used to test a sample of the visible mold. To test the visible mold on
a wall or other location, use a clean cotton swab and wipe the tip across the
visible mold growth. Then gently wipe the mold sample from the swab into the gel
in the plate. Cover the plate and note the location on a label and place the
label on the outside bottom of the plate. In a home, it is suggested that air
samples be taken with the remaining plates. One should be placed on a kitchen
counter or table. Place another plate in the living area or family room and put
the final plate (if available) in the primary bedroom area, or any other area of
8. When testing an office or apartment, if one plate cannot be placed
outside, put it in an area not directly related to the office/apartment, such as
a hallway. Put the remaining plates throughout the office/apartment,
particularly in any areas of concern.
9. Now take the lids off the air sampling plates. Leave the plates exposed
for 1 hour.
10. After 1 hour, put the lids back on the plates. Write the test locations
on the labels provided, and attach the corresponding label to the bottom of each
11. Place all 4 covered plates in a dark, warm place (such as a kitchen
cabinet) for 48 hours.
12. After 48 hours, examine the plates for mold growth. If there is no mold
growth, examine them again after 72 hours to be sure no slow-growing molds were
missed. If no mold growth is present after 96 hours, analysis is not necessary.
If your results indicate there is a mold problem, such as more mold growing on
the plates located indoors than on the outdoor plate, or you would like to know
if your visible mold sample is dangerous, see the enclosed lab information card
for more details on having the sample analyzed by our fully accredited