How to Read and Understand Your Home

Coronavirus Surface Test Results...

Your Results

Your report is very easy to read and understand. You will have a swab number attached to each kit you purchase. Remember each kit contains one swab and will test up to 6 high touch areas.  Each swab tested will read either positive or negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).  All HouseCheck Environmental Services coronavirus surface test swabs are processed by Hayes Microbial Consulting, a leader in laboratory testing.  See the sample image below:

Coronavirus Surface Test

Our coronavirus surface test uses a molecular testing method (RT-PCR) for the detection of the genetic materials (RNA) of both viable (infectious) and dead (inactivated, non-infectious) viruses. This testing method is only effective for the testing of surfaces; it does NOT test for human infection or exposure. 

The results are expressed as either  "positive" or "negative" for Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, and it is important to note that these results are a snapshot in time for the detection of the genetic material. 

What do my results mean?

Negative Results 

Negative results indicate that at the time testing was conducted, genetic material for coronavirus was not present. With regular cleaning and disinfecting, you can have peace of mind for you and your family.

Positive Results 

If your home has tested positive for coronavirus, DON’T PANIC! The fact that coronavirus was found in your home doesn’t automatically mean you and your family will become seriously ill. Positive results indicate that at the time testing was conducted, genetic material for coronavirus was present.  Here are our recommendations to move forward:   

  • Arrange for each member of you family to be tested for COVID-19, if testing is available.

  • Until test results are available, you and all your family members should try to stay inside as much as possible and avoid interaction with others; even if you don’t experience COVID-19 symptoms, you may be contagious to others.

  • Next, you should arrange to give your home a thorough cleaning using CDC-approved products and protocols for mitigating coronavirus.  This will involve separate steps for cleaning and disinfecting various surfaces in your home.

  • If you have questions or concerns, please contact HouseCheck Environmental Services at

  • Further information on combating coronavirus and COVID-19 can be found at

Cleaning and Disinfection

Options for Your Home

You Can Do It Yourself

HouseCheck offers a science-based residential cleaning protocol to help families effectively disinfect a home and mitigate a wide variety of health risks. Visit for more information.

Professional Cleaning & Disinfection Services

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