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.
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.
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
wet drywall allows the mold to grow
moisture meter helps determine source of moisture
area photo of mold problem on left
area photos should be included in every mold report
Infrared cameras allows quick scan for moisture
Wet materials are cooler (evaporation)
Area photo of infrared image on left
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.
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.
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
"Mold tests" performed by your Naples or Bonita Springs mold
inspector (assessor) are actually mold samplings or mold sample collection
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.
(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.
Radon & Mold Professionals
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
Florida law requires Mold Assessors to be licensed by
the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
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.
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
Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) exam on
the investigation of indoor environmental issues including asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial
Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) exam on the investigation of indoor environmental issues including
asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination.
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.
Professional Mold Assessors use these "tools"
Cape Coral Inspectors
radon tests must be performed by person certified to do so by the Florida DOH.
Coral Mold Assessors/Inspectors must be licensed by the state of Florida (DBPR).
Coral Home Inspectors Must have a Florida License for home inspections.
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.
Springs Mold Assessor / Inspectors must be licensed by the state of Florida.
Springs Mold Assessors / Inspectors cannot perform remediation (mold cleanup) and inspection on the same job within
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
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).
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor #MRS5
Cosgrove, CIEhas 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.
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.
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.
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