Like in most other Canadian provinces, mold is a problem in Saskatchewan. The Saskatchewan Health and the Occupational Health and Safety Division of Saskatchewan Labour have developed a mold fact sheet for private residences, public buildings and workplaces available at the Saskatoon Health Region website. Mold testing services in Saskatchewan are offered by private small to medium-sized companies. These companies use Mold & Bacteria Consulting Laboratories (MBL) Inc., for mold laboratory testing. The microbiological team at MBL is actively directed by Dr. Jackson N. Kung’u, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. In over 30 years of practicing his profession, Dr. Kung’u has analyzed thousands of mold samples from across Canada. MBL is rated proficient by AIHA for EMPAT fungal culture and fungal direct microscopic examination of air, bulk and surface samples. The Environmental Microbiology Proficiency Analytical Testing (EMPAT) Program is a voluntary performance evaluation program, administered by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), for environmental microbiology laboratories.
Mold Testing Services In Saskatchewan
As mentioned earlier, there are many companies offering mold testing services in Saskatchewan. They provide mold assessment and mold removal services to individuals and institutions who are concerned about possible mold contamination. These clients have included homeowners, property mangers & landlords, Schools, Government Institutions, and many others.
Most Mold Testing Companies In Saskatchewan Offer the Following Services:
- Indoor Air Mold Testing of Residences Affected by Flooding and Water Damage: Air samples may be taken to identify the presence of hidden mold. Water damage and flooding issues that have not been remediated soon enough, or in some cases not at all, can possibly lead to mold growth in hidden areas such as drywall and insulation.
- Indoor Air Mold Testing Of Residences Involved in Marihuana Grow Operations: Mold testing services are provided to confirm that mold remediation and environmental restoration were performed properly and that acceptable conditions have been met.
- Mold Assessment Services and Supplies For Contractors and Consultants: Instrument rentals and small quantities of sample media are supplied to contractors and consultants interested in performing their own mold assessments. The sample media is then taken to the Mold & Bacteria Consulting Laboratories (MBL) Inc., for analysis and results interpretation.
Mold Testing Strategies Employed By Mold Testing Companies
Residences are inspected for visible signs of mold and water damage, followed by interviews of the homeowners, to establish a guideline for the development of effective sampling strategies appropriate for each residence. Air samples are taken from both inside the house and outside to establish a comparison for results. Other samples may be taken if visible mold is suspected, such as bulk, tape or swab samples, to confirm mold growth and to identify the mold species present. Both the results from samples taken and interpretation are provided to the client to assist them in what may possibly be further mold investigation.
If you have a mold problem contact us at (905)290-9101 and we shall direct you to companies that can test the mold for you.