Mold Tape Test or Mold Swab Test
Tape sampling is the most common technique used to test surfaces for mold during a mold inspection. It is preformed on a direct potential visual mold sample available at site. This provides valuable information. The species of mold, the relative degree of contamination, and the potential for airborne spore production may all be determined by the tape or swab sampling.
All samples are tested by an independent accredited lab and then the results are released to your email, as well as the mold technician.
If no visual mold is present, then this is not an option. If a company claims to be able to tell you the species of mold present by just looking at it without the proper testing, they are not following the policy of procedures as a viable company should.