Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Marco Island Radon Mitigation
systems should be installed by a insured FL DOH certified Radon MITIGATION Business.
Post mitigation test should be done by an independent
FL DOH certified Radon MEASUREMENT Business.
Home inspections in Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida should include a radon test for homebuyers. For the best radon test call Radon & Mold Professionals at (239) 498-4619. Radon
testing for real estate transactions must be done by a Florida Department of Health certified radon business. The person actually placing and picking up the radon test must also be certified by the FL DOH to do so.
Elevated radon levels have been found on the upper
floors of dozens of high rise condos in Collier & Lee Counties.
City of Naples requires a permit to install
a radon mitigation system to lower the elevated radon levels in a home.Electrical and mechanical work
must meet city codes.
"The use of an ERV
is required when mitigation radon in large (over 2,000 Sq.Ft.) condominiums because the amount of outside air required to
reduce the radon level is typically to much of an additional load on the homes AC system resulting in high humidity and the
potential for mold problems." www.radonfix.com
Apparently some radon mitigation businesses
try to avoid the mechanical and electrical inspections required by Collier County.Reputable companies
can and will get the appropriate permits when installing a radon mitigation system in your Naples home.
"Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell
Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and
claims about 20,000 lives annually." EPA
Elevated Radon Gas is a serious health concern but is often treated as just a home repair
in Real Estate transactions.
My Hero, "RADONMAN"
Hundreds of our clients tell us that for the best radon mitigation contact
these Florida DOH certified Radon Mitigation Businesses.
Plastering & Stucco Inc. Disaster Restoration
5868 Enterprise Pkwy
City, State, Zip:
Myers, FL 33905
Primary Service Area:
Radon Mitigation Info:
■Contractor agreement to obtain necessary permit
and follow building codes
Collier County / Marco Island and Naples
require permits ■Statement that contractor carries liability insurance and is bonded and insured
request a "certificate of insurance" and copy of workers comp insurance (remember workers will be on ladders and
working with electric in your home) ■A guarantee that the contractor will be responsible for damages
and clean-up after the job ■Details of warranties, guarantees, optional features, including acceptable resulting
radon levels ■Are warranties transferable if you sell your home ■Description of what is expected of
the homeowner before the work begins.
What are some of the standard radon mitigation system
■A radon reduction system must be clearly and visibly labeled.
■A warning device must be visible
in order to alert owner if system stops working properly.
■A follow up test must be done by an independent
contractor no earlier than 24 hours after the mitigation system is installed.
A mitigation contractor must provide:
1) mitigation system labels, 2) a
visual or audible device to automatically indicate system failure, 3) soil gas exhaust vents above the eave of the
roof for active soil depressurization systems, and 4) written instructions on the operation and maintenance of the system.
The department recommends you review these requirements with
the mitigation contractor before entering into a contract. If you have any questions about your
radon mitigation system, you may contact the Bureau of Community Environmental Health, Radon and Indoor Air Toxics program
by calling (800)-543-8279 or writing to 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #A08, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710.
Consumers should KNOW:
If you are hiring a FL DOH certified radon
mitigation business that is not an HVAC or Mechanical contractor or partnered with one, your system needs an engineer’s
signature and or seal on the mitigation system design.
Mechanical contractors are NOT permitted to design or install mechanical ventilation systems
to reduce radon levels without also being certified for radon mitigation by the Florida Department of Health.
Radon Mitigators that are not mechanical contractors,
parting with a mechanical contractor will permit them to use the approved materials and techniques for mechanical ventilation
available to the mechanical contractor.
FL DOH contact for any questions concerning readon in Florida: (800) 543-8279
It would be wise for Realtors, Homeowners and all consumers hiring a Radon Mitigation Business to:
ASK for a certificate of insurance from the Radon Mitigation Business. (some apparently do not have insurance)
Make sure your proposal, system design has the name or signature or seal of the FL DOH certified Radon Mitigation
Business AND THE HVAC OR MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR they are partnered with. (apparently some Radon mitigation
businesses are ignoring the Florida law)
If you Feel Lucky:
a radon business that does not carry general liability insurance.
Hire a non certified radon tester who uses a $15 radon test and pay him the
same as the professional that uses a $4,700 continuous radon monitor.
Hire a radon mitigation company that checks their own work and does not hire an
independent 3rd party company to perform the post mitigation test. (legal but unethical)
We believe Mr. William Levy is the most knowledgable person about radon we know in Florida.
Best radon information for Naples, Orlando, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and all of Florida from "the
expert" go to: http://www.radonserv.com
Florida consumers should be aware of a few basic rules concerning radon tests and radon mitigation. Naples,
Ft Myers, Bonita Springs and Marco Island residents should know that we feel a need to remind you of the Florida Department
of Health rules.
Best Radon Test for residential, assisted living facilities, schools or multi-living complexes
contractor for references and proof of current state certification
Ask mitigation contractor to explain the work to
Does the contractor charges any fees in addition to the cost of mitigation
Does the estimate include
the installation of a warning device to inform you if the radon reduction system is not working correctly?
review the quality of previous radon measurements results
Does the contractor has liability insurance?
the contractors guarantees a reduction in radon levels to less than 4 pCi/L, and for how long?
that have 'statewide' as their service area. Some companies have specialists in several areas or travel to different parts
of the state as part of their business practice
"What should I look for in a radon mitigation contract?
You need to find out
several things in addition to the total cost of mitigation including taxes and permit fees if applicable:
I need to pay a deposit?, when is the final payment due?
How much time is needed to complete the work
agreement to obtain necessary permit and follow building codes
Statement that contractor carries liability
insurance and is bonded and insured
A guarantee that the contractor will be responsible for damages and
clean-up after the job
Details of warranties, guarantees, optional features, including acceptable resulting radon
Are warranties transferable if you sell your home
Description of what is expected of the homeowner
before the work begins
Radon Mitigation Businesses work all over the state of Florida.
consumers ask for a current "Certificate of Insurance".
A mold inspections and testing in Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Ft Myers should be performed
following ANSI approved standards and include an Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera check of structure.
Radon & Mold Professionals performs the best radon testing in Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Ft Myers, Florida.
Radon & Mold Professionals does the most detailed and best mold inspection in Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft Myers, and all
of Collier and Lee Counties.
The information posted on this page is to inform and entertain the consumer.
Accuracy is not guaranteed and not to be considered a recommendation.
Radon Mitigation systems usually have a warranty for
several years and should have regular maintenance as with any of your homes mechanical systems.Naples and Bonita Springs homeowners should require the radon mitigation business they hire to have liability
insurance.Many homeowners associations require it for the very reason individual
home owners should, accidents can happen.
Marco Island and the city of Naples require a permit
to install a radon mitigation system.
FL DOH Certified Radon Mitigation Businesses must report each system they install each month to the Florida
Department of Health
FL DOH 1 (800) 543-8279. Comments
on the Mechanical Ventilation System in the photos below
"This is not the pipe you want for any radon mitigation system."
FL DOH certified radon mitigation specialist comments:
"the intake pipe does
not meet code, must be metallic""none of the connections meet code""creative
use of electrical tape" (to hold pipe on)
Labels on the above system indicate a Bonita Springs company installed this system.
The photo below is a close-up of the type of pipe that was used.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
("Considered best system for single family homes and high rise condos")
Energy Recovery Ventilators are common in single family homes and high rises in Southwest Florida. This picture
show one installed in a closet of small condo (2 story building) where space is normally a factor.
Today we picked up a radon test and the results show elevated radon levels in a Condo that was on the 7th
floor. That is not unusual (FL DOH "1 out 2 in some areas") but this condo had a radon mitigation system.
The homeowner just wanted an independent FL DOH certified Measurement Business to check it 2 years after the install.
The certified mitigation business that installed the system is allowed to do diagnostic testing but since they are not
a certified MEASUREMENT Business they are not allowed to perform a post mitigation test, which they did and gave to the Real
Estate agent and the homeowner (buyer).
Only FL DOH Radon Measurement Business can do radon testing for a fee; this includes post mitigation testing.
Now the situation gets ugly, the client had an "illegal post mitigation test" and the homeowners association
NOW requires service companies to have insurance when they work in the high rise.
The certified radon mitigation business
(no insurance) is NOT allowed in the building to perform repairs to the system for the homeowner. (Mitigation
The Real Estate agent recommended a FL DOH certified Radon Mitigation Business that
does not carry liability or worker comp insurance and performs post mitigation testing when not certified to do so.
homeowner will have to hire a second FL DOH certified Radon Mitigation Business that does carry the required
insurance to fix the system at an additional expense.
There are only 14 certified radon mitigation businesses in Florida
and it appears many of them do not carry insurance and some carry insurance for other types of work such as home inspections.
To let someone drill holes in walls and do electrical work without proper liability insurance is asking for trouble.
More and more associations are requiring service companies, home inspectors, mold inspectors, radon testers, radon
mitigation companies, mold remediation companies and termite companies to provide a current certificate of insurance to work
in their complex or high rise. Since our company has always carried $1million in liability and E&O insurance, I think
is good for everyone.
It's just good common sense for Homeowners, Homebuyers, Real Estate Agents and Home owners Associations
to require a current certificate of insurance of any service people they hire or recommend.
Many companies form a corporation
for less than $1,000 instead of paying for insurance; this protects them but not the client.
We have been involved
with thousands of Real Estate inspections since 1999 and never has a Real Estate Agent or firm asked for a certificate of
Builders, developers, commercial building, national relocation companies, US inspect, and a few homeowners
associations always ask for proof of insurance. It only takes a couple mintues for a company to have their certificate of
insurance faxed or emailed to a client or agent.
Can anyone explain why Realtors do not request proof of insurance
from the people the recommend?
Energy Recovery Ventilators are used in
South Florida cities such as Naples, Ft Myers and Marco Island for reducing the indoor radon levels. High Rise
condos and single family homes have their indoor air quality improved and radon levels lowered with an ERV. RMS
installs hundreds of ERV's in all of South Florida.
Many high end builders are beginning to install ERV's
just because homeowners are becoming more concerned with their indoor air quality.
FL DOH says 1 out of 4 homes
tested in Collier and Lee Counties have elevated radon levels.
Going Green – Energy Recovery Ventilation Systems
"NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Palo Alto,
CA, United States, 11/12/2007 - New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, North American Energy Recovery Ventilation Market, finds that this market
earned revenues of $324.6 million in 2006 and expects to reach $778.7 million in 2012.
recovery ventilation (ERV) systems become increasingly important in North America in light of the current drive to conserve
energy, make buildings ‘green’ and enhance indoor air quality (IAQ). Energy conservation is a key priority in
this region, and any system that provides exceptional energy efficiency while ventilating buildings for maximum health and
comfort is in demand in these environment-conscious times.
analysis from Frost & Sullivan (buildingtechnologies.frost.com), North American Energy Recovery Ventilation Market, finds
that this market earned revenues of $324.6 million in 2006 and expects to reach $778.7 million in 2012.
If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides manufacturers, end users, and other industry
participants with an overview of the latest analysis of North American Energy Recovery Ventilation Market, then send an email
to Johanna Haynes, Corporate Communications, at johanna.haynes[.]frost.com with the following information: your full name,
company name, title, telephone number, email address, city, state, and country. We will send you the information via email
upon receipt of the above information.
"ERV is a growing segment
within the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) market, particularly in northern tier winter heating zones and
areas with warmer and high humidity climatic conditions," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Jorge Moreno. "The
focus on IAQ is another key trend benefiting ERV, as people become increasingly conscious of the importance to maintain air
quality through properly designed and managed HVAC systems."
such as sick building syndrome (SBS) become worryingly common due to structural changes in buildings that affect the quality
of air circulating inside. Energy waste constitutes another serious consequence, and end users are not only aware of this
issue but also take an active interest in reducing building energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as add building
value in terms of savings and beneficial impact on occupants.
systems present a potentially effective solution to both these issues because of their unique functioning that allows them
to capture and recycle building energy to preheat, pre-cool, humidify or dehumidify the incoming air, instead of exhausting
the energy to the outside.
"With half of all illnesses attributed
to indoor airborne contaminants, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared IAQ a public health priority,"
observes Moreno. "Ventilation with outdoor air is the only strategy that can simultaneously reduce the levels of all
Energy conservation policies no doubt play a key
role in driving market growth. Various codes and standards are put in place to promote energy recovery. For instance, the
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE) current 90.1 standard requires energy
recovery systems for applications of 5000 cubic feet per minute (cfm) and larger with 70 percent outside air (OA). ASHRAE
90.1 is a building energy standard that requires at least 50 percent total effectiveness when ERV is used.
Apart from ASHRAE standards, other organizations such as the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
(ARI) and the U.S. EPA also implement various regulations and standards for energy recovery and IAQ. Adherence to these standards,
likely adopted by the code bodies, creates new opportunities for ERV as well as lower cfm applications.
The lack of knowledge on updated energy-saving practices and the potential to reduce operating costs
is a restraint for this industry. Typically, facility managers and building owners rely on contractors to select the HVAC
equipment for the building. Contractors, however, work within a budget and tend to purchase equipment based on price rather
than long-term efficiency and cost benefits, in the absence of immediate returns on investment.
The challenge, therefore, lies in educating contractors about energy savings, IAQ, and sustainability.
Manufacturers also make an effort to reach building developers and owners with an energy savings message. Other recent and
encouraging developments include the Green Building Council’s green building rating initiative, Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEED), which evaluates environmental performance from a ‘whole building’ perspective
over the building’s service life.
North American Energy Recovery
Ventilation Market, part of the Building Management Technologies Growth Partnership Services, analyzes the impact of the energy
efficiency drive in North America on the ERV market. It provides a comprehensive overview of this market, including revenue
and shipment forecasts, key technology trends, along with an analysis of the competitive structure. Interviews with the press
About Frost & Sullivan Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support
the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting,
growth partnership services, and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan
serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community by providing
comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective, and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies,
econometrics, and demographics." .........(read the rest of this informative article)
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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.