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Radon Mitigation, Naples, Bonita Springs

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.

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

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 or taste.

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.

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Hundreds of our clients tell us that for the best radon mitigation contact these Florida DOH certified Radon Mitigation Businesses.

Hire a company has general liability insurance.

Radon Mitigation Businesses

Gene Yacobacci        (386) 804-2678
Business Name:Radon Mitigation Services
  
Street Address:2322 Pinellas Drive
  
City, State, Zip:Punta Gorda, FL 33983
  
Phone number(s):(800)344-3746, (407)349-3931
  
Primary Service Area:Statewide, Seminole

Certified Air Conditioning Contractor

 

Radon Mitigation Services, LLC  

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Robert Milliken   (239) 994-0133
Business Name:Custom Plastering & Stucco Inc. Disaster Restoration
  
Street Address:5868 Enterprise Pkwy
  
City, State, Zip:Fort Myers, FL 33905
  
Phone number(s):(239)267-6616, (239)267-6616
  
Primary Service Area:Statewide

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

 ALWAYS 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 requirements?

http://www.floridahealth.gov/healthy-environments/radon/radon-faq.html

■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.

Radon Mitigation:

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.

                           Radon Mitigation

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:

 

  • Hire 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 call:
 WallRadon Testing, Inc. RB1938
office: (239) 498-4619
toll free: (800) 881-3837

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/environment/community/radon/radonFAQ.htm

"How do I select a radon mitigation contractor?

Select a mitigation business as you would select any other contractor:

  • Go to our website (http://radon.doh.state.fl.us) to determine who is certified to provide radon mitigation services.
  • Get various estimates
  • Ask mitigation contractor for references and proof of current state certification
  • Ask mitigation contractor to explain the work to be done
  • 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?
  • Did contractor review the quality of previous radon measurements results
  • Does the contractor has liability insurance?
  • Does the contractors guarantees a reduction in radon levels to less than 4 pCi/L, and for how long?
  • Consider businesses 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:

  • Do I need to pay a deposit?, when is the final payment due?
  • How much time is needed to complete the work
  • Contractor 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 levels
  • 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. 
 Wise 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.

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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 
  •  mitigation specialist said:
  •  "This is not the pipe you want for any radon mitigation system." 
  • another 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)

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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.

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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.

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Radon Mitigation in High Rise 12/8/2008

Radon Mitigation in High Rise / Collier County FL

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). 

"A follow up test must be done by an independent contractor no earlier than 24 hours after the mitigation system is installed" FL DOH http://www.doh.state.fl.us/environment/community/radon/radonFAQ.htm

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 warranty useless)

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.

The 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 insurance. 

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?

ERV
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 Reap Benefits

 

 

"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.

 

 

 

Energy 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.

New 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."

Conditions 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.

ERV 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 indoor pollutants."

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 are available.

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)   http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/26037/

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.

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.