Naples / Marco Island / Bonita Springs mold inspection
What is involved in a mold
Naples mold inspections require time, inspectors have to look at all accessible
areas such as under /behind furniture, inside sink base cabinets, etc. Experience and knowledge are essential to locate the
mold and identify the source of the problem.
Naples mold assessors (inspectors) are required by Florida statutes
when performing a mold assessment to identify and document the "origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification
of mold growth". Experienced mold inspectors will also include "recommendations for corrections" often called
remediation protocols. With a good report and cleanup protocols, homeowners can easily get bids from licensed Naples remediation
companies. Without a well documented report, cleanup companies may well be cleaning more than needed or miss areas of mold
"Understanding your Naples Mold Inspection
assessment" means a process that includes the sampling and evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection
to formulate an intial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of mold growth. Mold
tests (air samples) are helpful to determine if a mold problem in one part of a structure has affected the air quality in
other areas of the structure.
"All Naples mold contamination projects
should have a mold assessment."
If a mold project is over 10
contiguous sq. ft., it will qualify as a regulated mold project and should have an assessment.
The goal of a mold remediation is to remove and/or clean mold-impacted materials using approved standards and safe
work practices that protect occupants and workers.
mold job, the assessor should prepare a written (Report) Mold Remediation Work Plan (MRWP). This report should identify the
source of moisture intrusion and/or humidity within the building and the process to correct the contamination as well as what
is required to "clear" the property when cleanup is accomplished.
Things to remember for your Remediation:
1. The severity
of the mold at your mold project may require the remediator to consult with a Florida-licensed mold assessor to adapt safety
guidelines to specific conditions.
2. Any remediation performed on HVAC/ventilation
systems must be performed in cooperation with a professional licensed HVAC professional, (Florida Statutes)under section 489.105,
3. Mold contaminated areas defined as Level II (between 10 and 100 contiguous
square feet of damage) and Level II (greater than 100 contiguous square feet of damage) will require a greater level of protection
for those working on the site.
4. All Level I & II remediation projects
should and will require that post-verification be performed by a Florida-licensed mold assessor. Certified Indoor Environmentalist
or Industrial Hygienist is recommended.
Naples Consumers can use this search box for info on all of
A Naples Real Estate Radon Test is usually
performed with a continous radon monitor (CRM) which will give an average radon level for each hour and the whole test period,
levles of 4.0 and up are recommend mitigation. SAMPLE RADON REPORT We use Femto Tech monitors but the other common
testing monitor now has a report similar to ours. Our monitors collect 18 reading per hour, the other 6 or less.
Mold Assessor and Mold Remediator license must be renewed every 2 years (even
Mold assessment / inspection is
not complete without infrared thermal imaging camera survey. "Wet spots" are generally a different
temperature, infrared measures temperature. Mold needs food and water (moisture) to grow.
Questions for Consumers: ( In Texas, Florida and
Arkansas hire State Licensed Mold Assessors (inspectors)
Florida requires experience, training and at least $1 million liability insurance with E&O for both preliminary
and post remediation inspections.
Is your mold
inspection report just the lab analysis of the samples collected? (JUST lab analysis should
not be used to determine if a property has a mold"problem") used to get preliminary information on whether
a mold problem may exist and further investigation is warranted
Does your mold inspector take your outside air sample on the porch, lanai or under an overhang?
(not to standards)
With no visible
mold in a home does your inspector take the inside air sample in front of the main return for each A/C unit? (standards)
If you should end up involved in "mold litigation" can your inspector
tell youwhat standard he followed for the mold tests (sampling) performed?
Does your Mold Inspector have "MOLD" Errors & Omissions
insurance? (Home Inspector insurance is not the same as Mold E&O insurance)
Hire State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor.
Homeowners need to understand you Never use just
air samples(mold test)to determine if remediation is needed.
companies clean up mold, it is not their job to find it.
Lab only report ..... A Problem:
Use just your lab analysis of air samples to decide if property has a mold "problem" ..... here are a few
reasons why you should not:
MOLD AIR SAMPLES
1. Recent rain can distort your outside count.
2. Recent lawn mowing or weed whacking in area could possibly stir up spores that normally would not be airborne
and make outside count higher.
3. Not taking outdoor sample away from structure may cause cross contamination of inside / outside.
4. Inside samples taken soon after vacuming could possiblly raise spore count because of transitory or residual spores
being blown into air.
5. Doors and windows left open during test could
cause transitory spores to skew test levels up or down.
6. Poor Housekeeping or indoor hygiene could result in elevated spore count because of dust
(containing transitory spores) in the air.
Accumulation of spores over time in poorly cleaned home, could have elevated mold results / false positive.
7. Remember many activities could cause an elevate spore count because of transitory spores.
Making beds, shredding paper, cooking, etc. could all raise the level of airborne contaminants.
8. The experience of the person performing the sampling (testing) is also a factor to be considered.
Did he clean his equipment and not bring spores with him?
To base the assessment of whether a structure has a mold issue strictly on the lab analysis should be avoided.
CPR in 111 seconds, everyone in Naples should know how.May be funny but video shows you
Ken Jeong AHA Hands-Only
One important aspect of the new Florida mold law consumers need
Mold Inspectors and Home Inspectors are
two different professions with different qualifications, licenses and regulations.
For consumers concerned with mold or radon, we do not use pro lab services,
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The EPA website has been updated as the mold industry has evolved. There is plenty of useful information for the consumer
who is just beginning to deal with a "mold problem".
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