As part of an indoor air quality survey, CIH Services typically tests for airborne mold. Spore traps are often used due to the quick turnaround time for analysis and provide useful information on the extent of mold contamination. Often culture plates are used in conjunction with spore traps. Culture plates can be used to assess airborne mold or bacteria. Wipe samples can also be obtained from surfaces. A moisture meter is used to delineate areas of wet building materials where microbial growth may occur.