Air Sampler Instructions - Mould & Air Quality Testing

Please read instructions before using the Air Sampler Pump:

Initial Instructions:

For the most accurate test results, please close doors and windows prior to sampling (preferably 24hours before). Outside air may contain high levels of mould spores, and could affect your results if direct airflow from outside is let in.

Using the Air Sampler and Cartridges:

  • Step 1

    Take a cartridge from the box and write a location description (e.g. laundry) and order number of the cartridge.

  • Step 2

    Remove the seal from the top and bottom of the cassette (place aside as we will need the seals later) and place the round outtake side of the cartridge into the top of the air sampler. You can test to see if the cartridge is inserted properly by facing the end of sampler downwards in your hand, if the cartridge does not fall out, it is in properly.

  • Step 3

    Turn on the air sampler by switching it to the on position. The switch is on the handle of the sampler. The test will take 5 minutes to complete. To ensure a reliable result, try to keep the air sampler relatively still.

  • Step 4

    Once completed, remove the cartridge, and place the seals back onto the cartridge and back in to the box.

  • Step 5

    Repeat process if you need to take more tests. Once all tests are completed, book your lab test and record the receipt on the Chain of Custody Form provided, place the air sampler and form back into the box (making sure you have placed all the cartridges back in as well), and mail the box back to the following address: IECL, 3/33 Miller St, Murarrie QLD 4172.