Mold growth is a common consequence of water leaks in any building structure. This growth is not only a significant health hazard but can also lead to substantial property damage. Traditional methods of mold detection often involve visual inspections and surface sampling, which may not detect mold hidden within walls or other inaccessible areas. However, the analysis of Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs) offers a non-invasive, highly effective solution for identifying mold presence early, even before visible signs appear. At AnyLeak, we utilize MVOC analysis as part of our comprehensive approach to detecting mold resulting from leaks in residential, commercial, and governmental properties throughout British Columbia.

Understanding MVOCs

What are MVOCs?

Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds are gases produced by the metabolism of mold and other microorganisms. When mold grows, particularly as a result of moisture intrusion from leaks, it releases specific types of volatile organic compounds into the air. These compounds can vary depending on the mold species and the material it consumes.

Significance of MVOCs in Mold Detection

The presence of MVOCs in an indoor environment is a strong indicator of mold growth. Unlike spores, which might not always be airborne or might not pass through building materials easily, MVOCs can permeate through walls and floors. This characteristic makes MVOC analysis a valuable diagnostic tool for hidden mold growth.

The Benefits of MVOC Analysis for Mold Detection

  1. Early Detection: MVOC analysis can detect mold at the early stages of growth, often before it becomes visible or causes noticeable health symptoms.
  2. Non-Invasive: This method does not require the physical removal of sections of walls or floors, thus preserving the integrity of a building’s structure.
  3. Accurate and Detailed: MVOC analysis can help identify the species of mold present, which is crucial for determining the right remediation techniques.
  4. Health Protection: By providing early detection, MVOC analysis helps mitigate the health risks associated with mold exposure, including allergies and respiratory issues.

How AnyLeak Implements MVOC Analysis

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Assessment: Our experts conduct a thorough assessment of the property to identify potential and existing leak sources.
  2. Sampling: Air samples are collected from various parts of the building, especially from areas where leaks are known or suspected.
  3. Analysis: Samples are analyzed in a laboratory setting to identify the types and concentrations of MVOCs present.
  4. Report and Remediation Plan: Clients receive a detailed report of the findings along with recommendations for mold remediation and leak repair.

Case Studies and Success Stories

AnyLeak has successfully utilized MVOC analysis to detect and address hidden mold issues in numerous settings across BC, from residential homes to large government buildings. Our proactive approach not only resolves mold issues but also restores air quality and building health.

Why Choose AnyLeak for MVOC Analysis

With over 25 years of experience and a dedication to using cutting-edge technology, AnyLeak is your trusted partner in maintaining a healthy, mold-free environment. Our tailored solutions ensure that every aspect of your leak and mold concerns is addressed with precision and expertise.


Microbial Volatile Organic Compound analysis is a crucial tool in the battle against mold caused by water leaks. By detecting mold at its source and before it spreads, MVOC analysis provides a strategic advantage in maintaining healthy indoor environments. Trust AnyLeak to deliver expert MVOC analysis and mold detection services, safeguarding your property and health in British Columbia.