PROS / The Instant Mold-Protein Test Swab Kit only takes 10 minutes to receive results.
CONS / This company does not offer a lab report or sample analysis, so you won’t know what mold is growing in your home.
VERDICT / This mold test kit is best used to determine if mold is still present after you have paid for a professional to remove it.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 Mold Test Kits here.
The Instant Mold-Protein Test Swab Kit is one of the few mold test kits we reviewed that does not require an incubation period because it provides test results in 10 minutes. The kit has three steps to determine if mold is present in your home, and the results are color-coded. However, the test only allows you to test a 4-square-inch surface, which is a small area to measure your entire house. Finally, the company does not offer a lab analysis of the mold samples you collect with the kit.
To begin mold testing, you remove the swab from the protective tube and wipe it across a 4-square-inch surface. After you have collected material on the swab, you place it back into the protective tube and press firmly until you hear a snap. The snap indicates that the swab has broken into the solution material chamber. After 10 minutes, the tube will show one of four colors indicating the level of mold detected on the swab.
It is important to note that this kit will only show you if mold is found on the swab. There are no further steps to determine what kind of mold was detected, including hazardous varieties like black mold. The company recommends using this as a quick test to see if mold is still present after a mold-removal specialist has worked on your house.
Customer support is available over the phone or through email, which can be found on the company's website. The customer support representatives we spoke with were very helpful and polite. The site does not have video tutorials or a FAQs section.
The Instant Mold-Protein Test Swab Kit is a fast, easy-to-use mold detector that can determine whether mold is present in your house or not. The company does not offer any lab analysis, so you won't be able to receive a report that breaks down exactly what molds you have in your house. However, this test kit is very useful if you want to know if mold is still present after you have paid to have it removed by a professional.