Pathways™ testing is a non-destructive testing method, designed specifically for areas that do not have visible mold growth. A crack the size of a human hair can provide a pathway for micro-organisms to migrate from hidden locations into the living space. There will be a higher concentration of micro-organisms present near areas of growth. Although Pathways™ does not specifically test for micro-organisms, once a “hot spot” with elevated peptide bond/protein levels is identified, it is easier to then determine if that area is related to micro-organisms.

Pathways™ testing is typically performed in rounds. Testing before cleaning indicates the levels of buildup that has occurred since the last routine and detailed cleaning. Testing shortly after cleaning (15 minutes – 24 hours) provides an indication if the cleaning was effective. Testing 1.5 to 2 weeks later shows if peptide bond and protein levels are climbing rapidly or at a normal rate.

Pathways™ testing does not:

  • specifically test for mold or micro-organisms.
  • find what is in the walls, ceilings, or other hidden locations.

Pathways™ peptide bond/protein testing can help to:

  • determine how allergens, mold, and other organisms associated with water damage are migrating into the living space.
  • monitor if remediation, mitigation, and cleaning have been effective.
  • determine how often cleaning is needed to maintain a healthy home environment.

Pathways™ testing has some distinct advantages over other testing methods:

  • Pathways™ tests are a fraction of the cost of other test methods.
  • Pathways™ testing is non-destructive.

RestCon Environmental’s expert team of professionals are here to support and guide you on your path to creating a healthy living space. Schedule a consultation to find out if Pathways™ testing is the right fit for your situation.