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Wave: how long does it take to get the first indication of mold growth? (Wave Mini only)
Wave: how long does it take to get the first indication of mold growth? (Wave Mini only)
Updated over a week ago

The Wave Mini analyzes data for 48 hours before it gives a mold risk indication.

Before using the Wave Mini mold risk indication feature, it is important to note the following:

  1. You should update to the latest app available for Android or iOS. You can check this by going to the app store and checking for Airthings app updates.

  2. Follow our guide on where to place your Wave Mini for optimum use of the mold risk feature.

In your Airthings app, your Home Screen appears like this:

The screenshot above is taken of a Wave Mini which has been newly set up, so you may already have values visible for TVOC, Humidity and Temperature if you are not a new user or starting a new measuring segment. The important difference here is that there is now a new section "MOLD RISK".

If your Wave Mini does not have existing temperature or humidity data, you will see "collecting data" displayed in the app for 48hrs.

After these 2 days, the mold risk indicator will show the risk of mold growth on a scale of 1 - 10.

Once you have 2 days worth of data, you will then see the "Processing Done" in the app:

Good news for our Wave Mini in the Bathroom above! The mold risk level is "0" meaning temperature and humidity levels do not support conditions for mold growth. Check out this article for tips on how you can reduce the risk of mold growth.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help 😊! Please contact our Support team by using the Chat function in the bottom right corner of the screen, or send us an email at

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