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MARCO ISLAND Mold Inspections

Homes not monitored for moisture during the summer months often have mold contamination in the fall.

Marco Island is a popular community for seasonal residents. Unfortunately many homes and condos are vacant during the hot raining season. Many homes are not "checked"   for water intrusions such as roof / window leaks, HVAC systems off because of power surges during storms, plumbing leaks etc. Moisture inside a home for extended time will usually promote mold growth.  Your HVAC system removes moisture from the home but leaks can cause so much moisture in a home the AC cannot keep the humidity down resulting in a humidity bloom.

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

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

Marco Island homes can have humidity problems.

Homes are vacant for months at a time, allowing small water leaks and HVAC problems create mold growth..

Homeowners need to hire a professional homewatch company to check their home regularly when they are gone. Special attention to the humidity levels inside the home is a must.  HVAC (A/C) should be serviced at least once a year and checked by home watch service when occupant is gone. Clean Filters keep the HVAC coils clean which aids in removing moisture from the air preventing a "humidity bloom" inside your Marco Island condo or  home.

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Mold needs moisture to grow (food & water), an infrared thermal imaging camera survey is a vital  part of any Marco Island mold inspection.  Any moisture detected with infrared thermal imaging cameras should be confirmed with a moisture meter.  Moisture meters can scan about one square inch at time, a infrared camera scans several square feet at a time. All suspected "wet spots" identified with an infrared camera must be verified with a moisture meter.

Marco Island and Naples Mold Inspections and Mold Testing should be performed by State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors. Home Inspection should be done by State of Florida Licensed Home Inspector.  Mold cleanup should be done by State of Florida Licensed Mold Remediator. Licensed Mold Assessors, Mold Remediators and Home Inspectors are required to maintain insurance by Florida law  (Mold Assessors must have $1 million E&O).

Radon & Mold Professionals ACAC board Certified Indoor Environmentalists were among the first to be licensed for Mold Assessment in Marco Island area.
Our experienced mold inspectors have had the training and required insurance to qualify for the mold assessor license for years now.

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Old Judge Jolly Bridge, Marco Island

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New Bridge 2012 , Marco Island

Inspection Companies with Florida licensed mold assessors (inspectors) that are Certified Indoor Environmentalists (www.acac.org ) should be using infrared cameras and moisture meters to help find the source of your mold problem.

Marco Island homeowners should be aware of the proper way to address a "mold problem" it can save them dollars and protect their health. 

 

  • Independent licensed mold assessor (inspector) for preliminary inspection.
  • Independent licensed mold remediator for mold cleanup.
  • Independent licensed mold assessor for clearance/final inspection.

 

  • Mold Clearance requires an inspection and testing. If your inspector only does just a "mold test", you did not have a real Clearance.

Mold Air Sampling Only (Air Quality Test) for a Marco Island Real Estate Sale.

You cannot expect your Marco island mold inspector to know if a home has a mold problem when he is hired to collect air samples only and not hired to perform a visual inspection to identify mold location, source of contamination and extent.

  1. Mold air samples are used to help “clear” a mold remediation and help determine the extent of a mold problem.
  2. Some mold spores are not airborne unless someone disturbs them or there is a drastic humidity change.
  3. Some mold spores become airborne when barometric pressure changes.

Mold Air sampling (mold testing) is helpful during a mold inspection but cannot replace the need for a visual mold inspection.

Minnesota Department of Health

 

“Testing may be useful as part of an investigation, but it is never a substitute for a thorough visual inspection.”

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”

 

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.

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Doug Wall, CIE
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
During the last several years, having a radon test and/or mold inspection have become a common and beneficial practice during the purchase of a home or condo on Marco Island. Home inspectors can only sample (test) for mold if there is less than 10 sq ft by Florida law. They cannot sample the whole home unless they also have a Florida mold assessor license.
Naples / Marco Island - (239) 498-4619
toll free  -   (800) 881-3837

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.
John has performed mold inspections for hundreds of home buyers and dozens of mold remediation companies on Marco Island. His mold inspection reports always impress clients because they need to know the source of the mold problem, the extent of the mold problem and how /what needs to be cleaned up. 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.
Greg Gomez, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRSA 763
FL DOH certified for radon, R 2191
Greg’s 10 years of experience performing mold assessments / inspections and mold remediation including duct cleaning and water damage repairs allows Marco Island clients the peace of mind of knowing their mold problem will be identified and the proper steps for cleanup will be recommended.

Marco Island Home Inspectors are NOT allowed to perform mold (tests) sampling for areas greater than 10 square feet (about the size of a doll house) unless they have a mold assessor license.  If you want the whole house (tested for mold) air sampled for mold you need a Florida licensed Mold Assessor.

ACTIVE RAIN is a Real Estate blog but it has a wealth of good information for homeowners and buyers concerning homes; mold,radon, air quality, repairs etc.

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 Copper pipe plumbing on Marco Island

Marco Island homes that have "copper pipe" plumbing are begining to fail (plumbing leaks).   If you leave for an extended time, it is recommended you turn off you water supply to home if possible.   Southwest Florida homes have fewer plumbing leaks when pvc pipe is used.  Copper just does not seem to survive our water.
Anyone checking for water leaks which can cause mold growth should use an infrared thermal imaging camera and moisture meters.

Marco Island Mold inspection / assessment should be performed by a third party, independent company. 

You should not have the cleanup company find the mold, clean it up and then check their own work. (unethical) Mold Inspection and cleanup should be done by two independent companies.

 Florida Law (July 1, 2010) requires Marco Island, Naples and all Florida Mold inspectors be licensed as State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors. Home Inspectors have a separate license also required by law and issued by the DBPR.
ACAC board Certified Indoor Environmentalist, licensed as Mold Assessor is qualified to determine if your Marco Island home has a "mold problem" and can identify and document the sources and extent and legally write the remediation recommendations.  Never decide a home needs mold remediation based on just a home inspectors air tests.

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Naples / Marco Island (239) 498-4619
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Ft Myers / Cape Coral (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 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

State of Florida Mold Assessor License #MRS 2
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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

State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor # MRS5
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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.
State of Florida Mold Assessor License #MRSA 763
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Greg Gomez, CIE,
 State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRSA763
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
FL DOH certified radon measurement tech R 2191
Grg Gomez has proven his knowledge of mold and indoor air quality issues by performing hundreds of mold inspections / assessments throughout Naples, Bonita Spring, Ft Myers and all of Southwest Florida.  

Since 1999, Radon & Mold Professionals has consistently excelled in providing the Best Radon Testing, Mold Inspections, Mold Sampling (Testing), Odor Identification, Allergen Screening, Formaldehyde Testing and Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera survey's for Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft Myers, Ft Myers Beach,Cape Coral and Marco Island, Florida including for Home Inspections . Environmental Inspections / testing performed by ACAC Board Certified indoor Environmentalists (CIE) that have performed thousands radon tests and mold assessments in Naples, Bonita Springs and Ft Myers area.  

We use Air Chek, Inc. FL DOH certified Radon Measurement Business RB0214 for our radon measurement services.
Florida Department of Health allows only FL DOH measurement specialists and FL DOH certified mitigation specialists to "express" "evaluations and observations" of radon tests or radon mitigations to "Florida citizens and customers, or potential customers".
We have been the leader in performing residential Real Estate radon tests for years, we think in part, because we strive to follow the FL DOH's many rules concerning radon.
***Accuracy is not guarunteed on this web site.
The radon evaluations, observations and opinions posted here are not those of the Radon & Mold Professionals.