Air samples can be taken and analyzed in a number of ways. The most common method uses a "spore trap" and is called a "spore trap sample." Spore traps work by having a known volume of air pass through a sampling device. Most of the particles in the air and are captured, and adhere to the sticky surface. Mold spores will be some of these 'particles in the air' and also are captured on the sticky medium inside the spore trap. The spore trap is then sent to a lab for analysis. The mold laboratory opens the spore trap, and then identifies and the types and number of mold spores that were gathered during our sampling process. At Philadelphia Disaster Restoration, we then analyze the results and provide you with a full explanation of these results and work a plan to rid your home of any harmful levels of mold. We provide these mold inspections and testing in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas.