The methodology has been developed in collaboration with mould remediation consultants and contractors and the Danish Building Research Institute, and has been proving its value for more than a decade. Results categories have been established empirically, and provide criteria for clean, dirty and contaminated. Clean is the defined as the background level meaning the level found on visual clean surfaces in well maintained building with no mould and moist problems. Contaminated is defined as samples containing mould in higher concentration than what can be found on dusty and dirty surfaces in well maintained building with no mould or moisture problems. The interpretation criteria are in accordance with the most influential international guidelines such as those from WHO, New York City Department of Health and US-EPA. All mould growth, independent of species can affect health and should be removed.
Protocols have been developed for measurement of mould contamination inside porous materials. Insulation materials, materials containing cement (e.g. concrete, plaster, mortar) and other porous materials found in buildings can contain mould growth deep inside.
The Mycometer technology has been tested daily for more than 15 years by consultants and contractors in tens of thousands of mould remediation projects. Several independent scientific papers have documented the principle behind the Mycometer technology, and recently (2011) the technology has been verified by US-EPA (US-Environmental Protection Agency).
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- Surface sampling
- Bulk sampling (porous materials)
- Interpretation criteria
- Benefits - FAQ
- Post remediation verification (PRV)
- Documenting the efficacy of the cleaning of surfaces for mould growth
- Documentation of mould growth
- Documentation that discoloration is NOT mould growth
- Delineation of mould growth where it is non-visible. How much should be cleaned?
- Documenting the cleaning of HVAC systems