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: