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Radon & Mold Professionals licensed Mold Assessors (inspectors) provide detailed reports with industry accepted recommendations for corrections for North Naples Mold Inspections-Naples Mold Inspections-Mold Inspections -Marco Island Mold Inspections and for all of Southwest Florida.

High humidity in your home can cause mold growth, a "humidity bloom". Naples homeowners have learned that John Cosgrove, a licensed mold inspector that is also a experienced Certified Indoor Environmentalist can find the cause (source) of their mold contamination. Humidity blooms can be caused by several different conditions. Without proven experience your Naples mold inspector may not really find the source and in time your mold problem will reoccur.

Reliable information sources such as the EPA tell us that mold sampling (testing) alone should not be used to determine if your Naples home has a "mold problem". Mold air sampling ( testing) helps determine if a comprehensive mold inspection is warranted.

Toxic or pathogenic mold is another confusing phase used by Naples inspectors, who don't collect samples (mold tests) that can be used to determine if a mold produces mycotoxins. Almost every mold inspector collect samples that are identified to the genus level NOT the species level, which is needed to identify if mold is capable of producing mycotoxins. Does your mold inspector even know if his or her sample is only to the genus level? Although some of the over 200 species of Genus "Aspergillus" molds can produce mycotoxins, many do not CDC: "The term "toxic mold" is not accurate."

 Moisture Intrusions promote Mold growth.

These mold photos were added not to scare anyone; but we see these problems daily in our mold inspection business.  There are thousands of Condos in the Naples, Estero, Bonita Springs and North Naples area and most never have a problem.  Home owners need to be aware of the small problems in their home as soon as possible because as the problem "grows" the cost of repairs increases dramatically. 

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Naples home mold

Leak from above / next door caused mold growth in your Naples home.

moisture staining
Moisture intrusion
Naples water intrusion

Plumbing leak from next door.

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Moisture caused mold in Naples home

Leaks from above can cause mold growth.

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Naples, Florida

Area photo of picture on left.

 
Radon & Mold Professionals
Radon Testing, Mold Inspections / Testing
Formaldehyde & VOC Testing

195 5th Street, Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Naples/ Marco: (239) 498-4619
Ft Myers / Cape Coral: (239) 948-9717
Toll free: (800) 881-3837

email:  radonandmoldprofessionals@gmail.com 

All Naples Mold Inspection Reports are NOT equal, look at our sample mold report to see what at a minimum should be included.  Naples mold inspection requires more time than a typical home inspection for example.

SAMPLE MOLD INSPECTION REPORT

Infrared camera picture of wet area

Plumbing leak behind guest bathroom stool.
All suspect areas must be confirmed with a moisture meter.
Mold needs moisture to grow (food & water)

Radon & Mold Professionals has four Certified Indoor Environmentalist who are Florida licensed mold assessors performing mold inspections (assessments) and mold sampling (tests) in the Naples, FL area. All of our mold assessors have over 10 years of experience.

 

Naples homebuyers need to understand that Air Sampling for mold (referred to often as a mold test) is used to help determine if a mold remediation was successful and to help determine the extent of a mold contamination during a preliminary mold assessment. “Air Quality” Mold testing or mold air sampling alone should not be used to determine if a home has a mold “problem”.  The Source of any mold problem must be identified.

 

New York City Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental & Occupational Disease Epidemiology

http://forensic-applications.com/moulds/sampling.html

A visual inspection is the most important initial step in identifying a possible contamination problem.

 

North Dakota Department of Health

http://www.ndhealth.gov/aq/iaq/Biological/Mold/Mold%20in%20My%20Home.pdf

Testing is not recommended as the first step to determine if you have a mold problem.

 

Minnesota Department of Health

Poor reason for testing #1 “To find out if there is mold”

Poor reason for testing #2 “To identify what type of mold is present”

Poor reason for testing #3 “To learn if the mold is the toxic kind”

 

Your Naples home and mold growth/inspection /report

We use infrared thermal imaging cameras, protimeters (moisture meters), boroscopes and laser particle counters for moisture and source identification in our Naples mold assessment projects.
  • Report includes and Executive Summary that documents all suspect conditions,
  • Recommendations to correct identified problems based on nationally accepted industry standards
  • Contact information to certified microbial remediators to have the property effectively cleaned.

In Naples or Cape Coral hire a company with Florida Licensed Mold Assessors
Homeowners in Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Ft Myers should be aware that an annual mold inspection / moisture intrusion check can help prevent a serious mold problem from developing.
Southwest Florida weather can cause a multitude of problems, moisture comes at you from every direction with the wind driven rain. A minor moisture intrusion can develop into serious mold issue if it is not handled promptly.
 
Most insurance companies will only cover mold claims up to $5,000 or $10,000.
(check with your insurance company)

Your home is one of largest investments you will ever make, protect your investment while your away.
Whether you're leaving your home for a vacation or for the season, you should be confident in knowing that your home is in good hands. On-site monitoring will give you piece of mind so you can relax a little easier.
In Florida, moisture comes at your home from every direction; hurricanes and wind driven rain to excessive humidity. When you're not home you should have someone trustworthy check your home.
  • Was there damage or water intrusion after a hurricane or tropical storm?
  • Did the condo above or beside ours have a water intrusion that is damaging our unit?
  • Is the A/C working?  (storms can trip breakers)
  • Is the AC removing the moisture from the air (humidity)
  • Is my home secure?
  • If I had a problem, who would take care of it?

 Which Naples Mold Assessor (inspector) to hire:

The best Florida licensed Naples mold inspectors (assessors) are ACAC certified.

These ACAC Certifications require years of experience, rigorous examination and approval of the ACAC board. 
 

CIE- Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist

CIEC- Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant

CMC -Council-certified Microbial Consultant

 

Chapter 468, Part XVI, Florida Statutes, provides for licensure and regulation of mold assessors and remediators. The law becomes effective July 1, 2010, and provides that the mold related services licensing program will be administered by Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR).

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DBPR has chosen ACAC to provide the license examinations required by Chapter 468, and has approved six ACAC certification exams for this purpose:

Mold Assessor (Inspector) Exams

All of the following tests are approved by DBPR for the Florida mold assessor license.  License applicants may register for the exam of their choosing

Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
 exam on the investigation of indoor environmental issues including asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination.

Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC)
 exam on the investigation of indoor environmental issues including asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination.

Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC)
 exam on the investigation of suspected microbial contamination, including the design and execution of microbial sampling regimens.

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Mold Remediator (Mold Clean up)Exams

All of the following tests are approved by DBPR for the Florida mold remediator license.  License applicants may register for the exam of their choosing:

Council-certified Microbial Remediator (CMR)
 exam on proper techniques for microbial remediation in the indoor environment.

Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS)
exam on proper techniques for microbial remediation in the indoor environment.

Council-certified Indoor Environmental Supervisor (CIES)
exam on proper techniques for remediating environmental issues including asbestos, lead, hazardous materials, chemicals and microbial contamination.

Consumer tips from the DBPR

http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/reg/ULA-Consumer-Tips.html  

 Why Hire a Licensed Person?

  • A licensed person has the required education, experience, insurance and qualifications to obtain a license.  They must pass a competency examination before practicing.
  • Licensed individuals are screened for prior criminal history.
  • The department can discipline and even revoke a license if the person does not live up to professional standards.  This is a not a total safeguard, but is a strong incentive for the licensee to do good work.
  • You may be able to sue the licensee in civil court for problems related to the work done.

Dangers of Hiring an Unlicensed Person 

  • Poor qualifications.  Unlicensed persons typically do not have the education, insurance, or qualification required of a licensee.   
  • Possible criminal background.  Unlicensed persons often have criminal backgrounds that may include fraud, theft, violent crime, sexual offenses, and substance abuse.

Helpful Local Links

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral

City of Cape Coral Website

City of Bonita Springs Website

 

Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce

http://www.lehighacreschamber.org/

Realtors Lehigh Acres

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Lehigh-Acres_FL

Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda Offices

http://charlottecountyfl.com/

Find A

Certified Indoor Environmentalist

http://acac.org/find/database.aspx

Mold Test is only part of a mold inspection.

Radon & Mold Professionals State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors provide detailed Bonita Springs Mold Inspections-Estero Mold Inspections-North Naples Mold Inspections-Naples Mold Inspections-Mold Inspections Fort Myers-Fort Myers Beach Mold Inspections-Cape Coral Mold Inspections-Marco Island Mold Inspections-Sanibel Island Mold Inspections-Punta Gorda- Port Charlotte- Venice mold assessors and for all of Southwest Florida.

Naples (239) 498-4619
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Certified Indoor Environmentalists

 
John Cosgrove, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRS 5
FL DOH certified for radon, R1867
John Cosgrove, CIE, Inc.

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State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor # 5

Doug Wall, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRSA  2
State of Florida Licensed Home Inspector / license #HI 2202
FL DOH certified radon measurement tech R1751

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State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor # 2

Serving Collier and Lee Counties.  Bonita Springs, Estero and North Naples since 1999. 
Radon & Mold Professionals
195 5th Street
Bonita Springs, FL. 34134
Naples / Marco: (239) 498-4619
Ft Myers / Cape Coral:  (239)  948-9717
Toll Free: 1 (800) 405-1415

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