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The Davis All in One Mold Test Kit is the grand daddy of all the mold test kits featured in our lineup. Not only can you test indoor air quality with this mold detection kit, but also you can also test any number of surfaces for mold, as well as actually send in physical samples – such as pieces of carpet or wall – for testing. In addition to offering versatile testing capabilities, the technicians at Davis designed this kit with precision in mind. An example of this attention to detail is the sterile swab that comes included with the mold test package. Sometimes the cotton swabs included in mold test kits are not sterile, which can invalidate test results. This attention to detail, coupled with the Davis Mold Test Kit's versatility, earns this mold detection kit our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award.
Davis's mold testing capabilities are unequaled in the home mold detection kit market. The All in One Test Kit allows you to test your air quality as well as test mold taken from various surfaces. It even allows you to send physical items, such as carpet samples, to be tested.
The included air test kit which tests for indoor air quality can be used almost anywhere and is ideal for testing your heating and air conditioning system. Testing your HVAC system helps you identify the quality of the air circulation through your home right at the source, including the cold air returns and ventilation ducts.
Davis includes two types of surface testing kits with the All in One Mold Test. The first is a microscope slide with forensic tape adhered to it. This sample does not keep the specimen alive, but preserves it in such a way that the lab doesn't have to manipulate it once they receive it. The design of this test leaves the sample intact and untouched, which aides Davis validating the results.
If you need to determine the mold type or you need specific data so you can have your mold removed by professionals, Davis provides an individually packaged sterile swab for surface sampling. This swab is not unlike the swabs found in hospital laboratories. The swab includes a specific agar plate that will keep your sample alive until it reaches the lab.
Davis includes a sterile collection bag for any type of bulk sample you wish to send in. Common bulk samples include carpeting and pieces of fabric from home furnishings.
Davis recommends that when testing your air quality, you limit the collection area to 1,000 square feet. While you can test a room of any size, accuracy decreases past 1,000 square feet, since separate air patterns exist which can result in different outcomes within the same room.
One of the test kit's strongest selling points is the included lab analysis. There is no additional fee to have your sample analyzed. Your lab results will be sent to you within five days of receipt. It is not the fastest turnaround time among the mold detection kits we reviewed, but it is a solid turnaround time nonetheless.
The All in One Mold Test Kit includes everything its competitors does, plus so much more. Along with adhesive tape, swab, settling plates and bags for bulk sampling, you receive a DVD instructional video and easy-to-use instructions. There's also a mold information packet, along with disposable gloves and a dust sample kit. Davis supplies everything you could possibly need or want in a mold detection kit.
Contacting customer support is as easy as sending an email or picking up the telephone and calling one of the friendly customer service representatives. However, if you need immediate assistance, we found contacting customer support by phone was the easiest way to get a hold of them. An email we sent to customer support had not received an answer after seven days. Although there is no FAQs section online, friendly customer service representatives are more than happy to address any product questions or concerns you may have. The All in One Mold test Kit also comes with an ironclad 30-day warranty. If you are not happy with your purchase, Davis will happily refund you your money.
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If you are looking for a versatile home mold test kit that will test virtually any kind of environment you can think of, including air quality and home surfaces, the Davis All in One Mold Test Kit should be your immediate choice. No other mold test kit boasts the testing capabilities and testing methods this kit possesses. We also applaud Davis for including free lab analysis with the purchase of the All in One Mold Test Kit. The bottom line? The Davis All in One Mold Test Kit is by far the most complete mold test kit in its class.