CIE's with proven experience and knowledge are the best mold assessors/inspectors
serving Bonita Springs, FL.
Licensed Mold Assessors that are nationally Certified Indoor Environmentalists
are the consumers best choice for mold inspections in Bonita Springs, (about a dozen in all of Collier & Lee Counties).
Individuals providing Residential and Commercial mold inspections in Bonita Springs and all of South Florida are required
to be licensed by the state. American Council for Accredited Certification - board Certified Indoor Environmentalists are
the best qualified to determine if your your home or structure has a "mold problem". Only ACAC requires at least
2 years experience to be certified for indoor air quality certifications. State of Florida license for Mold Assessor is just
the minimum requirements you should consider for when choosing a mold inspector.
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Please contact our office to schedule:
Tests / Mold Assessments (inspections) & Sampling
& VOC Tests / Allergen Screening in Bonita Springs and Estero
Radon & Mold Professionals Toll free: (800) 881-3837
195 th Street, Bonita springs, FL 34134
.... (239) 498-4619
188 1st Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 .... (239) 948-9717
Should home inspectors
avoid performing mold inspections on homes with serious mold problems and commercial buildings?
Interesting Inspection article.
“InterNACHI inspectors should avoid taking
samples if a resident of the house is under a physician’s care for mold exposure, if there is litigation in progress
related to mold on the premises, or if the inspector’s health or safety could be compromised in obtaining the sample.
Residential home inspectors also should not take samples in a commercial or public building.”
“It is helpful to think of air sampling as just one tool in the tool belt when inspecting a house for mold problems.
An air sample alone is not enough to confirm or refute the existence of a problem, and such testing needs
to be accompanied by visual inspection and other methods of data collection, such as a surface sample. Indoor airborne
spore levels can vary according to several factors, and this can lead to skewed results if care is not taken to set up the
.A Florida Mold Assessor license is just a minimum standard consumers should consider when hiring
a mold inspector.
Note: A thorough mold inspection should take at least as long as a home inspection and often takes
longer especially if the home has furniture in it. Many Mold assessors offer a discount on the price of a mold
inspection if the home does not have furniture in it.
A visual inspection of the accessable areas of a home.
1. Photos to document signs of water intrusion and suspected
microbial growth (mold).
2. Moisture meter reading of suspect areas.
3. Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras.
(aids in finding moisture intrusion)
4. A DETAILED report, including executive
summary, recommendations, scope of work, methods, lab analysis, digital & infrared thermal imaging photos
documenting suspected problems.
Collection of Mold Samples:
1. Swab, Tape and Bulk Samples.
2. Air Sampling
3. Tests should
be done based on published standards.
4. Usually client just
receives a copy of the Lab analysis and maybe a cover sheet with testing company
name on it.
Radon & Mold Professionals has been the leader in mold
assessment for residential and commercial projects in Southwest Florida for several years. We have ACAC board Certified Indoor
Environmentalists to perform your mold assessment which means they are qualified to determine what the mold problem is and
what needs to be done to correct the problem. Our recommendations for corrections are based on accepted national standards
for cleanup not an inspectors best guess.
office: (239) 498-4619toll free: (800) 881-3837
fax: (239) 949-5948 websites: www.radonmoldhelp.com
Serving Florida since 1999, we have performed over 8,400 mold inspections with thousands mold
John Cosgrove, CIE State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor #MRS5
Doug Wall, CIE State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor #MRS2
Rob Martin, CIE,
ACAC Board Certified Indoor Environmentalists
Detailed reports with source identification, documentation and recommendations
for corrections based on nationally accepted industry remediation standards. Infrared Thermal Imaging Cameras used on all jobs.
$2 million in
Liability and Mold E&O insurance.
North Naples Company serving Bonita Springs, All of Collier & Lee (Statewide for big jobs)
Tools every good Mold Inspector uses
|Basic Infrared camera
|used by many Naples inspectors
Infrared Thermal Imaging cameras
are very helpful in finding water intrusion in a home that often is not visible to the naked eye. This method is non-intrusive
and should be verified by a moisture meter. Though thermal imaging cameras are very useful, most inspectors don't have
them. Camera prices start at about $7500 and are not economical for the average inspector.
|Common moisture meter used for Bonita Springs mold inspections
Moisture meters can be intrusive (pictured) or non intrusive (not shown). Intrusive moisture meters make holes in material being checked. Many moisture meters have attachments such as 2 to 6 inch probes for checking hard to reach areas
such as inside a wall.
|Particle Counter can be helpful in locating source of mold in your Bonita Springs home
A particle counter is an instrument that detects and
The Indoor Environmentalist can use the particle counter to
aid in finding the source of mold growth.
“The main use for
handheld particle counters is checking contamination levels and locating sources of particle
emissions. The small size and weight of these particle counters make them ideal for point-of-use measurement of particle contamination
at critical locations. Hand held particle counters have proven themselves in many settings.”
“Biological contaminants include mold, fungus, bacteria, viruses,
animal dander, dust mites, pollen, human skin cells, cockroach parts or anything alive or living at one time. These
are the biggest enemy of Indoor Air Quality specialists because they are the contaminants that cause health problems. Levels of biological contamination depend on humidity
and temperature that supports the livelihood of micro-organisms. The presents of pets, plants, rodents and insects will
raise the level of biological contamination.”
Consumers on the East Coast of Florida should consider:
Daryl Watters. Daryl has a
Bachelor of Education degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio for teaching biology and general science. Daryl
is one of our competitors but he is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced mold inspectors in South Florida.
A Accredited Mold Inspection Service, Inc.
We Are A Florida Mold Testing
firm providing quality inspector services for Floridians since 1993.
Residential and Commercial South Florida Mold Testing
By A Certified Inspector
Professional, Detailed, Non-Bias Reports
No conflict of interest; we inspect only!!!
Post Remediation Clearance Testing
Professional Spore Analysis
Indoor Air Quality Association member
American Indoor Air Quality Council
AmIAQC, CIE # 01952
1 (888) 381-6651
Bontia Springs homeowners and buyers should hire a qualified mold inspector which is a CIE or CIH. A mold inspector
should be able to identify a mold problem and write recommendations for corrections if needed. A real mold inspector will
have mold E&O insurance and equipment such as infrared thermal imaging cameras and particle counters. Trust your health
and investment to a professional not someone who performs mold test as a side job.
|Naples / Bonita Springs (239) 498-4619
|Experienced Mold Assessors