Product Description: Have you heard about the dangers of mold in the media? Do you suspect that it is present in your home? In the past, having your home tested for allergens and mold would cost thousands of dollars. Not anymore! The examinair allows you to easily test up to three rooms in your home and receive results within one week.
examinair KIT INCLUDES:
* Step-by-Step Instructions
* examinair Pump+ (4) Allergenco-D Air Sampling Cassettes
* Laboratory Analysis Form
* Repackaging Label
* Pre-Paid Shipping Label
* All Lab Fees Included
Specifications: IDENTIFYING SAMPLE LOCATIONS All samples should be taken in normal living conditions. Your house should be closed up three days prior to testing. Normal functioning in and out of your house is fine, but no open windows or doors for extended periods of time. DO NOT vacuum floors or stir up dust and debris. Allow HVAC to function as normal. Never stand around the unit while it is sampling. The examinair is capable of detecting a wide range of airborne contaminants and will be adversely affected by abnormal activity.
HOW TO TAKE SAMPLES:
A. Find an outdoor sampling area as described above in the "Identifying Sampling Locations" section.
B. Remove the Allergenco-D outdoor air sampling cassette from the box.
C. On the cassette you will find a serial number. Write that number on the line labeled "1 Outdoor" on the laboratory analysis form. Fill in the date and time and general comments on that line.
D. Remove the examinair pump from the box.
E. Close the lid on the box and place on a stable, clean and dry surface. (Optimal height is 3-5 feet above ground or floor).
F. Place the pump on top of the box on the "Testing Platform" area.
G. Remove the white sticker covering the ROUND port on the air sampling cassette. (Save this sticker to use in Step L.)
H. Place cassette into the black round housing on top of the pump.
I. Remove other white sticker covering the larger OVAL port on cassette. (Save this sticker to use in Step L.)
J. Turn the pump on by pressing "ON". Start the pump by pressing the "5 MIN" key, you should hear a hum when the pump is running. This sound indicates your sampling has begun.
K. The pump will shut off automatically and the "COMPLETE" light will turn on after 5 minutes of sampling.
L. Remove cassette from the pump and place both stickers back over the round and oval cassette port openings. Place back in box.
* Find an indoor sampling area as described above in the "Identifying Sampling Locations" section. Make sure to use a different Allergenco-D air sampling cassette for each sample.
* For indoor samples #2, #3, #4, repeat steps C - L from above.
LABORATORY ANALYSIS FORM & REPACKAGING INFORMATION
After completing all four samples, review the laboratory analysis form to ensure that you have completed all information correctly. Place the pump, cassettes and forms inside the examinair box. Make sure that the cassettes are secured and in their original locations. Adhere the return label on the top of the examinair box. Use the repackaging label to seal the box. (A normal piece of shipping tape can be used if this label is lost or damaged). Take the sealed package to the designated shipping provider on your return label.
RESULTS Detailed results will be returned via e-mail, fax and/or US Mail depending on the service(s) you have requested on the laboratory analysis form.
Cleaning Area: Before you begin air sampling you will need to identify four areas to do your testing:
(Sample #1) "Outdoor"
Samples collected outside serve as a baseline measurement for the quantity and type of local fungi present in the environment. The outside sample should be collected in an open area away from shrubs, trees, awnings, etc.
(Sample #2 & Sample #3) "Indoor" suspect problem areas.
The interior samples #2 & #3 should be collected in anticipated high exposure areas, such as rooms where there is a detectable musty odor or areas where symptoms are more prevalent (i.e., itchy/watery eyes, wheezing, coughing, etc.)
DO NOT do the tests in bathrooms or kitchens.
(Sample #4) "Indoor non-suspect area".
Sample #4 should be taken in an anticipated low exposure area, where fewer symptoms or smells are prevalent.
All samples should be taken in normal living conditions. Do not vacuum floors just prior to sampling. Do not stir up dust and debris. Allow HVAC to function as normal. Leave the area when testing is in progress. The ExaminAir is capable of detecting a wide range of airborne contaminants and will be adversely affected by abnormal activity.
For best results before conducting the test close all windows for 72 hours. The best place to do the indoor tests is to put one on each level of your house, preferably the living room, bedroom, and the basement. Air sampling should be done in a consecutive order with no more than one hour delay being taken between test.
Return Policy: RETURN POLICY:
Test kits are not returnable because once they are open, they can become contaminated. However, if there is a problem with the pump or cassettes we will replace them. You have one month from the time of delivery to document such a problem.
Warnings: Do not store or use this product in temperatures below 32 degrees F or above 100 degrees F.