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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:
Radon Tests / Mold Assessments (inspections) & Sampling
Formaldehyde & VOC Tests / Allergen Screening in the Naples area

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

radonandmoldprofessionals@gmail.com
or
radonandmoldprofessionals@comcast.net

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Moisture problem in Naples home

Your mold inspection report should include an infrared photo, verified "wet" with moisture meter and location photos.

Mold Inspection 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.
First-line 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.

Remediation 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"

 

Are you 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
Infrared picture of wet area
Photo of Moisture problem in Naples home

Digital and Infrared photo combined
digital photo of wet area

Fusion thermal image (same area)
Combines thermal image
and digital photo to aid in
locating area of concern.

We usually 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)

Home and 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. 
1)     Electricity 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
Radon & Mold Professionals logo
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.
DBPR has chosen ACAC to provide the license examinations required by Chapter 468: http://acac.org/certify/FL.aspx 

Naples Mold Assessors accept Visa & Mastercard
VISA & MASTER CARD SIGN

Naples / Bonita Springs (239) 498-4619
Radon & Mold Professionals logo
Ft Myers / Cape Coral (239) 948-9717
John Cosgroves's Mold License #5
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor #MRS5

John Cosgrove, CIE
Florida Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA5
Florida DOH Certified Radon Measurement Technician R1867
ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) 

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Second Mold Inspector License issued in Florida from DBPR

Doug Wall, CIE
Florida Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA2
Florida DOH Certified Radon Measurement Technician R1751
ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) 

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Greg Gomez, CIE
Florida Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA763
ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) 

Please contact our office to schedule:
Radon Tests / Mold Assessments (inspections) & Sampling
Formaldehyde & VOC Tests / Allergen Screening
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

radonandmoldprofessionals@gmail.com
or
radonandmoldprofessionals@comcast.net

We have provided radon testing, mold inspections and indoor air quality services in Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island since 1999. We have performed over 23,000 radon tests and thousands of mold assessments.

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