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We have been providing professional, friendly and qualified indoor air quality assessments and testing for families, businesses, schools, realtors and building contractors in Southwest Florida since 1999.    

We have been the leader in radon testing and mold inspections for Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers, FL  for more than 15 years. 

Our acac.org Certified Indoor Environmentalist were among the first in Florida to qualify as licensed mold assessors, #2 and #5.

Mold testing (mold air sampling) alone is not used to determine if a home has a mold problem. Air Sampling alone indicates the need for further investigation and/or helps determine the extent of a mold contamination.

Homebuyers that have a "mold test" (mold air sampling) performed during their pre-purchase inspection should understand the seriousness of Aspergillusmold growth often indicated by air sampling.

Mold is always a concern for Florida homebuyers, you should understand that "mold tests" (mold air sampling) cannot tell you if a home has a mold problem. Mold air sampling results can be affected by many factors, simply vacuuming prior to air sampling can give a false "elevated" mold count.  A visual inspection (assessment) is required to determine if there is a mold contamination in a home. Your mold inspection report must document any suspected mold and identify the source or cause of the mold growth. Mold tests (mold air sampling/air quality tests) can indicate that further investigation is needed and also are used to determine the extent of a mold contamination.

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 5th 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

Infrared & digital photos of moisture
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Plumbing leak around stool is common

 

 

Mold Assessment Report needs photos.

Plumbing leaks are common in bathrooms and often a source of mold growth. Inspection report should include infrared & digital photos to document areas of concern.  At least 3 and generally 4 photos of moisture intrusion are best help remediator identify and cleanup right area.

Our easy to understand and very detailed mold assessment (inspection) reports for Ft Myers, Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs and all of SW Florida provide client with the information required to have remediation work done properly. 

Our reports for Naples, Bonita Springs and all SW Florida are improved on an ongoing basis to best serve our clients. Contact our office to 'see' a sample report. We can email a sample report which is not current, but has what you should expect from any Naples mold inspection report.  We have several companies that copy our reports and are always eager to see updated versions. We have the most detailed and easy to understand reports in our area.

Radon testing should be performed for every home purchase in Naples and Bonita Springs.

Our experience (over 20,000 radon tests performed since 1999) indicates about half the condos have elevated radon levels. Whether you are buying in a two story structure or a high rise unit you should request a radon test from a FL DOH certified radon measurement business.  

We perform hundreds of radon tests each year in schools and assisted living facilities. 

All schools participating in state scholarship programs, private schools must complete an online a Scholarship Compliance Form.Florida has Mandatory Radon Testing and Private School Sworn Compliance.For school buildings in continual use since before July 1st, 1994. Radon testing of all buildings is required statewide.  If no testing was performed, immediately complete 100% testing of ground contact rooms in each building

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Any Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs or Ft Myers mold assessment should meet or exceed the proposed Florida rule: 61-31.701 Minimum Standards and Practices for Mold Assessors. https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_Notice.asp?ID=13624346

You NEVER decide a home or structure has a mold contamination based solely on Mold Air Sampling alone.

You DO NOT call the remediation company based on just air sampling. 

Our mold assessment is to determine the sources, locations, and extent of mold growth in a building and to determine the conditions that caused the mold growth.

Our mold assessment includes a visual inspection to identify the presence of visible mold and/or excessive, unplanned moisture intrusion (past and present). Our visual assessment will include documenting suspected mold growth, musty odors, moisture damage and damp building materials and conditions. Mold assessment also includes mold air sampling to help determine the extent of any mold contamination.

 Mold Inspectors (assessors) cannot do an inspection and cleanup on same job within 12months.

Naples and Bonita Springs consumers should be aware that some local home inspector / mold inspectors are inspecting for mold and then offering to remediate the mold. They find it, clean it up and then check the cleanup themselves.  This is unethical and against Florida statutes.

Also Naples consumers should know that a mold assessment must identify (document) source of a mold problem and the extent of problem.

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  Serving Naples, Ft Myers, Bonita Springs, Marco Island and Port Charlotte, we have performed well over 10,000 mold inpections since 2002 and over 20,000 radon tests since 1999. Collectively, we bring over 40 years of experience of indoor air quality assessments and testing. Our State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors are CIE's (Certified Indoor Environmentalist), certifications from the American Council for Accredited Certification one of the few ANSI approved certification bodies in the country.  New IAQ certification standard, NOCA 1100

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moisture meter helps determine source of moisture
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area identified as wet
area photos should be included in every mold report
Infrared cameras allows quick scan for moisture
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Wet materials are cooler (evaporation)
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Moisture is always confirmed with moisture meter

If your Naples, Bonita Springs, Marco Island home inspector / mold inspector (assessor) inspects a home for mold and then offers to cleanup the mold problem, he should be reported to the Florida DBPR.  

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0400-0499/0468/Sections/0468.8419.html

468.8419 Prohibitions; penalties.-

(1) A person may not:

 (d) Perform or offer to perform any mold remediation to a structure on which the mold assessor or the mold assessor's company provided a mold assessment within the last 12 months.

(3) Any person who violates any provision of this section commits:

(a) A misdemeanor of the second degree for a first violation,

(b) A misdemeanor of the first degree for a second violation

(c) A felony of the third degree for a third or subsequent violation

 

Statutory Violation

Description of Violation (This description is a general summary).

Penalty Range for First Violation.

Penalty Range for Subsequent Violation.

(a) Violation of:

Section 468.842(1)(a) or 455.227(1)(q), F.S.

Violation of any provision of Chapter 468, Part XVI or Section 455.227(1), F.S.

Fine up to $1000; Plus Reprimand, Probation, or Suspension.

Fine up to $5000; Plus Probation, Suspension, or Revocation.

https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?title=Mold-Related Services&ID=61-31.602  

 

Radon testing in Naples communities such as Pelican Bay, Pelican Marsh, Grey Oaks, Lely and Fiddlers Creek are common during a Real Estate sale.  Our experience suggests that Condo’s have elevated radon levels more often than single family homes. Naples Homebuyers should understand that generally the seller pays for the installation of a radon mitigation system if the radon test is 4.0 pCi/l or above (the recommended action level / FL DOH & EPA).

Hundreds of homes have radon mitigation systems installed throughout  Naples,
Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft Myers communities.  We have performed over 300 post mitigation radon tests just this year (5 months).  Elevated radon levels are a health concern but generally treated as just another home repair. Collier county requires a permit to install a radon mitigation system, If someone tries to convince you a permit is not required, call the county.  Buyers need a copy of required permits to protect themselves.

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Radon & Mold Professionals CIE's provide the BEST mold inspections in Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Le High Acres, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, And Marco Island.

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John Cosgrove, CIE our senior inspector is well known as one of the best mold and indoor air quality professionals in Naples, Ft Myers and all of Southwest Florida. He has performed hundreds of mold assessments every year using the latest and most advanced equipment available. John's attention to detail provides clients with a comprehensive mold report identifying problems with recommendations for corrections whether it is a residential or commercial property.

"Mold tests" performed by your Naples or Bonita Springs mold inspector (assessor) are actually mold samplings or mold sample collection

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As you read through our site please take advantage of the numerous links available.  We encourage you to not only educate yourself more fully as to the ongoing science and debate relating to the complex topic of indoor air quality but also to assure yourself as to the accuracy and source of any and all information presented here.  Also keep in mind that we do not perform any remediation of any kind.  In other words, we do not fix anything.  Nor should we as an inspection and testing entity.  Having Radon and Mold Professionals as your assessment and testing company assures you that we are there only to objectively assess and document the existing interior conditions of your property.  As a result, we have no potential gain or financial interest in the results.  This is a critical point to remember and is absolutely in your best interest.  Anyone, or any company, operating (in Florida) in the currently unregulated and unlicensed field of mold, that tells you they can not only inspect your property but fix a problem "if" they find one, is pretty likely to "find" one.  The new Florida law will not allow for one company to do both.  This addresses the clear conflict of interest of one company offerring both.  Currently however, as consumers, you need to be very careful about who tells you what.

Florida Statutes

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0400-0499/0468/Sections/0468.8419.html 

468.8419 Prohibitions; penalties.

(d) Perform or offer to perform any mold remediation to a structure on which the mold assessor or the mold assessor’s company provided a mold assessment within the last 12 months.

(d) Perform or offer to perform any mold assessment to a structure on which the mold remediator or the mold remediator’s company provided a mold remediation within the last 12 months.

Our top priorities are to provide our clients with professional, cost-effective assessments and exceptional customer service.  Our experience, excellent reputation and uncompromising ethics over the last ten years in southwest Florida provides our clients the best opportunity to get an objective, comprehensive and fully documented assessment of their property. Although not legally required to carry insurance, we do. Copies of our "certificate of insurance" can be emailed or faxed promptly to you upon request.

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Radon & Mold Professionals

  • 3 Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) board awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
  • 3 State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors 
  • Florida Dept. of Health Certified Radon Measurement Business RB1938
  • 5 Florida Dept. of Health Certified Radon Measurement Technicians

American Council for Accredited Certification  http://www.acac.org

Verify a State of Florida Mold License (click here)

Florida law requires Mold Assessors to be licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
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Many local mold inspector do not know they are required to be licensed for mold inspections and testing.  They will not be penalized until 2011 but consumers should protect themselves and hire licensed mold assessors. 
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Consumers should hire Licensed Mold Assessors that are a CIE or CIEC or CMC
Individuals seeking licensure as a mold assessor must first take and pass one of the examinations approved by the department and administered by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC).  www.acac.org
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Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
 exam on the investigation of indoor environmental issues including asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination.
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 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.
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Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC)
exam on the investigation of suspected microbial contamination, including the design and execution of microbial sampling regimens.

After March 1, 2011 (end of "grandfathering") all persons who become licensed mold assessors must pass an ACAC exam for CIE or CIEC or CMC.  There are only about 12 licensed mold assessors in Collier and Lee Counties that have passed an ACAC exam; know who you are hiring http://acac.org/certify/FL.aspx 

Consumers in Naples, Marco Island, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Venice and all of Florida should consider Mold Assessors (inspectors) be licensed by the FL DBPR as the minimum requirement when hiring a mold inspector.  ACAC board Certified Indoor Environmentalists have verified experience and your best choice for your mold assessment.

Equipment used during a mold assessment (inspection) include moisture meters, temperature & humidity measuring devices infrared cameras, safety masks, particle counters to name just a few.

Mold Inspector tools
Professional Mold Assessors use these "tools"

 Cape Coral Inspectors

  • Cape Coral radon tests must be performed by person certified to do so by the Florida DOH.
  • Cape Coral Mold Assessors/Inspectors must be licensed by the state of Florida (DBPR).
  • Cape Coral Home Inspectors Must have a Florida License for home inspections.

No experience is required for a Florida Home Inspector license, but Cape Coral Home Inspectors must pay a Lee County Business Tax (occupational license).

Cape Coral licensed Mold Assessors/Inspectors are required to have at least $1 million in liability insurance with E&O coverage.

 Bonita Springs Inspectors

  • Bonita Springs Mold Assessor / Inspectors must be licensed by the state of Florida.
  • Bonita Springs Mold Assessors / Inspectors cannot perform remediation (mold cleanup) and inspection on the same job within 12 months.
  • Bonita Springs Mold Assessors / Inspectors must have at least $1 million in liability insurance.
  • Bonita Spring Home Inspectors must have at least $300,000 in liability insurance.

Certified Indoor Environmentalists licensed as Florida Mold Assessors providing mold inspections/testing in Naples, Marco Island, Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Estero and Bonita Springs since 1999. All of our inspectors are Florida Department of Health Certified Radon Measurement Technicians. Real Estate Radon testing and Mold Assesment by experienced professionals

Naples / Bonita Springs:(239) 498-4619
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Our Experienced professionals have served Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft Myers, Cape Coral, Weston and all of South Florida since 1999.  ALL of our Mold Assessors are Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE).

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John Cosgrove, CIE  has proven his ability to solve Naples homeowners and businesses mold concerns by identifying the problem and then the  source of the mold contamination. His detailed reports with recommendations for corrections not only benefit the homeowner but the remediation company. Remediators know what to cleanup with his mold reports.

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State of Florida licensed Mold Assessor MRSA763

 Greg Gomez, CIE
Greg’s knowledge of the national standards for mold cleanup “S520” and his 9 years of experience as a Naples indoor air quality professional allow him to write detailed recommendations for any mold cleanup.  Any mold remediation should follow accepted industry standards to protect the consumer.

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State of Florida Licensed Mold Inspector # 2

 Doug Wall, CIE
Long time North Naples resident Doug Wall has performed radon tests for residential and comercial projects and mold sampling (tests) and assessments in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida for residential and commercial properties since 1999.

Naples / Bonita Springs:(239) 498-4619
Radon & Mold Professionals logo
Cape Coral / Ft Myers: (239) 948-9717

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 5th 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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