How To Take an Indoor Air Sample

How To Take an Indoor Air Sample

Select Sites for Sampling.

Some tips to consider:

  • consider an outside location to give you a reference value. This will be particularly important if you are using an Anderson sampler.
  • look for signs of moisture accumulation in a room. These areas are often around window casings, in corners, along ceiling or floor edges & under carpets. In the bathroom check behind and under the toilet cistern. Under sinks and around the plumbing, crawl-spaces and attics can also be problem locations.

Select Sampling Method.

Dark or ‘furry-looking’ areas can be sampled by either scraping material into a ziplock baggie or by using a swab or clean Q-tip

Choose a sampling method from the following options:

Air Plates Fall Plates or Anderson

Follow instructions on separate information sheet:

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