Two consultants collected air samples from a master bedroom to test for mold spores in a Kansas home.
One inspector collected indoor and outdoor samples and indoor samples had mold levels that were one tenth of the outdoor levels. Indoor air samples were collected at the center of the bedroom at about a height of 5’ from the floor.
Another inspector collected indoor samples after disturbing the room by removing the baseborad moulding and lifting up the carpet befor collecting an indoor sample. The indoor sample had levels that were higher than the outdoor sample level.
Is it an acceptable practice to lift up the carpet and remove the baseboard molulding in a bedroom prior to collecting air samples?