Mold Assessment / Inspection in Naples
The purpose of any mold assessment is to determine the sources, locations, and
extent of mold growth in a building and to determine the conditions(s) that caused the mold growth.
A mold inspection / assessment on a vacant foreclosure home is recommended in Naples and all
of Southwest Florida. In to many foreclosed homes the air conditioners (HVAC) are often off for long periods of time allowing
mold growth (humidity bloom). Hire State of Florida Mold Assessor for your Naples Mold Inspection and Testing. Hire
State of Florida Licensed Home Inspectors for Home Inspections.
Please contact our office to schedule:
Tests / Mold Assessments (inspections) & Sampling
& VOC Tests / Allergen Screening in the Naples area
Radon & Mold Professionals Toll free: (800) 881-3837
195 th Street, Bonita springs, FL 34134 .... (239)
188 1st Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 .... (239) 948-9717
|Infrared Camera Picture and digital photo
| Moisture problem in Naples home
Your mold inspection report should include an infrared photo, verified "wet" with moisture meter
and location photos.
facts the Naples consumer should know
LIABILITY for job passes to
the person who performed the Clearance inspection.
MOLD specific Errors and Omission insurance is NOT the same as Home
Inspector Insurance. Many companies form a corporation and then just close company when liability issues arise.
mold screening performed by home inspectors is to get preliminary information on whether a mold problem may exist and further
investigation is warranted.
A professional licensed mold inspector / assessor (CIE or CIH) will determine if property
has a mold/moisture problem, identify and document the sources and write recommendations for corrections.
Company will clean up mold problem following the recommendations of the CIE (Certified Indoor Environmentalist) or CIH (Certified
Industrial Hygienist) based on "IICRC S520 Standard for Mold Remediation.
Clearance inspection and testing
is performed by a CIE or CIH to ensure mold clean up was done properly. Home Inspectors should not do Clearance inspections
or testing unless they are qualified to write remediation specification or protocols and carry "mold specific" Errors
and Omissions Insurance covering "post remediation"
paying for a mold inspection and just getting a mold test?
Does your inspector tell you to call the lab or a Certified Indoor Environmentalist
to have your report explained?
Many Inspectors sell mold testing to consumers who
think they are getting a mold inspection with a detailed inspection report with source identification remediation protocols.
A Mold inspection report should include:
1. a scope of work performed.
2. an executive summary
documenting any suspect conditions.
3. Lab analysis .... (test results)
4. Source identifications & RECOMMENDATIONS for corrections.
5. Photo's documenting signs
moisture intrusion, suspected mold.
6. Infrared Thermal imaging camera survey of subject property.
7. May also include a particle count survey;
to aid in finding the source of mold growth.
Your inspector should be able to explain your "mold inspection report" not tell you to call
a lab or professional that has never seen the property.
|Infrared Camera Picture of "wet" spot
|Photo of Moisture problem in Naples home
|Digital and Infrared photo combined
Fusion thermal image (same area)
Combines thermal image
and digital photo to aid in
locating area of concern.
recommend a mold assessment if a home inspection reveals suspect conditions or if a potential buyer has an immune problem
but when a home or building is in foreclosure we always recommend a mold inspection. (possible exception: if the buyer
is very familiar with the building and its history and feels confident there is no problem)
commercial foreclosures are common here in Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft Myers, Cape Coral and all of Southwest
Florida. Buyers can purchase some really nice homes at bargain prices. Buyers of foreclosed
home should be aware of potential problems we see all too often when performing mold inspections.
is often turned off for long periods of time. Without the HVAC systems removing moisture from the air inside the home, mold can grow (humidity bloom).
This can be a simple cleanup situation or it can be a costly mold remediation project. Without a
professional mold assessment by a Certified Indoor Environmentalist or an Industrial Hygienist you really don’t know.
You as a buyer need remediation recommendations written based on nationally accepted industry standards; not some home
inspector’s best guess. Your mold assessor / inspector should carry mold errors and omissions insurance
(required in 2010 by new Florida mold law).
2) Water intrusion is common in abandoned homes / structures.When homes are vacant, plumbing leaks, roof leaks
and clogged drains inside and outside can cause mold problems inside the home that are not always noticed by the buyer, agent
or untrained professional. Infrared thermal imaging camera and moisture meters are required for a proper
evaluation of any water intrusion.
Buyers should be aware that the EPA does not recommend air tests alone to decide if a home needs mold remediation. A visual inspection is the most important part of a mold assessment.
The mold inspector / assessor should decide if the home needs mold remediation, no one else.
Lab analysis report should be interpreted by the inspector.
|Mold Experts serving Naples, FL
|Ft Myers / Cape Coral (239) 948-9717
Mold Inspectors and Mold Remediator serving Naples and all of Florida are required
to licensed by the Florida DBPR since July, 2010
Naples Mold Inspectors
that are ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) have met the requirements of the DBPR license program, most of the
rest were "grandfathered" into the license.