To run Indoor Air Quality Test (IAQ), order Part# ST9200IAQ.
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Test Kit Contents (Part# ST9200IAQ): Kit includes: 1 Self-contained Total Microbe Micro Inspector Test, 1 Instruction Sheet, 1 Zip Lock Bag with Sterile Wiping Sponge, 1 Sterile Glove and 1 Rinse Solution Container (provided solution container to be used also as a sample cup).
Most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Indoor air quality plays a greater role in the health of people who spend most of their time indoors: the very young, the elderly and those who are chronically ill. Air inside homes, offices, schools and other buildings can be more polluted than outdoor air because heating, cooling and ventilation systems are common sources of bacterial growth.
You can easily and inexpensively screen for potentially harmful bacteria and fungus inside your home or office by combining a sterile dry surface sampler with our Micro Inspector Total Microbe test.
1. Do-It-Yourself (DIY): Sample Air Filter
Airfilters are designed to catch particles floating in the air. If not changed regularly, they become a breeding ground for bacteria by providing an ideal environment of warmth and moisture. Even when changed regularly, bacteria may form quickly and spread thoughout your home or office. To obtain a sample from your air filter, remove it from the circulation source (air conditioner, etc.) and use the dry surface sampler provided: wear a glove, remove a sponge from a Zip Lock Bag, pour some rinse solution onto sponge, wipe sample “zone” on filter, place sponge back into a Zip Lock Bag, pour remaining solution into Zip Lock Bag over a sponge and lock a bag, shake the zip lock bag vigorously for about 20-30 seconds. This action is intended to wash the microbes off the sponge surface into the solution. Immediately after the shake, pour the contents into the sample cup and run the Total Microbe Test. Compare results to chart.
2. Do-It-Yourself (DIY): Sample Air Duct
Air ducts can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. To obtain a sample from your air duct and use the dry surface sampler provided: pour rinse solution onto sponge, wipe sample “zone” inside air duct or on duct vent, place sponge back into it’s container, pour remaing solution into container, shake and pour contents into sample cup. Run Total Microbe test. Compare results to chart.
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