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Licensed Bonita Springs mold assessors (inspectors) must provide detailed reports identifying the extent of a mold problem, source of mold and recommendations for corrections based on industry standards if they label a home or structure as having a mold "problem" (contamination).    

Please contact our office to schedule:
Radon Tests / Mold Assessments (inspections) & Sampling
Formaldehyde & VOC Tests / Allergen Screening in Bonita Springs & Estero

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

Concrete slabs can absorb moisture and allow it to “wick” up into home. Drywall, carpeting etc can be affected.  Mold needs moisture to grow, prevention of water intrusion is always better.

Bonita Springs home with rocks to reduce moisture
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Rocks instead of mulch helps prevent water intrusion caused from 'wicking" through concrete

Having mulch against the side of your home can often cause moisture to "wick" into the interior of your  home. Moisture is good for shrubs but not for drywall.

Home owners may want to consider using rocks instead of mulch to reduce the chance of moisture being absorbed into their home.

Your Licensed Ft Myers / Bonita Springs Mold Assessor (inspector) will use infrared thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, lights, particle counters and boroscopes to identify the source of your mold problem. A licensed experienced (CIE) mold inspector will write recommendations for corrections so you can obtain proposals for mold cleanup from qualified licensed mold remediators. Consumers should always get more than one proposal for cleanup of a mold contamination. To be a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, experience must be proven to the national board, hire CIE's that are licensed mold assessors.   http://acac.org/

All professional mold inspectors use infrared cameras to identify moisture problems.

All suspected moisture problems are verified with a moisture meter.

The best Bonita Springs mold inspectors (assessors) have learned over time that infrared cameras allow them to scan large areas quickly for water intrusions that may cause mold growth.

How can I prevent mold growth in your home or business?
Water (moisture) is the key. Without it, mold growth cannot start, much less multiply and spread.
The easiest way to prevent the mold from gaining a foothold is to control dampness. Keep your home or business clean and dry. If water stands for even 24 hours, common molds can take hold.
Keeping humidity levels below 60% and venting moisture from showering and cooking to the outside are several ways to prevent the conditions that can lead to mold growth.  
Other waysinclude:
§ Clean and dry up spills within 24 hours
§ Dry out wet building materials and carpets within 24 hours
§ Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier to reduce the indoor humidity levelsbelow 60%. If you have a central air conditioning system and need adehumidifier to reduce relative humidity below 60%, you should have the airconditioning system examined for problems
§ Do not carpet bathrooms or basements 
  We recommend homeowners keep their humidity levels below 55% if possible.  That means (seasonal residents) keep de-humidistat set at 55% not 65% or 68% like the AC company's sticker says.  De-humidistat’s seem to only measure the humidity where they are not the back bedroom or far end of the home.
Note:
While most experts suggest a relative humidity of less than 60%, below 50% is best for controlling both mold growth and dust mites.
 Dust mites are microscopic animals related to spiders, ticks and other mites.
Dust mites eat mold and dead human or animal skin scales (flakes) and leave allergenic proteins.
Dust mites reduce allergen production at these lowerhumidity levels.

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Mold spores become airborne when disturbed during water damage and mold cleanup in Cape Coral. Filters in the air scrubbers must be maintained properly to ensure mold spores are removed.

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Lehigh Acres  Mold Assessors (inspector) must have a Lee County “business tax receipt” (occupational license).
Lee County requires an occupational license (now called a business tax receipt) for Mold Assessors (inspectors).  
This is for the individual not the company as in the past.
Each mold assessor (inspector) in Lee County MUST have a Lee County “business tax receipt”.
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Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) does not license companies for mold assessment or mold remediation.  By Florida law they only license individuals for mold assessor (inspection) or mold remediator  (removal)

 

 

Bonita Springs licensed Mold Assessors (inspectors) will check your home for moisture as well as visible mold growth. Mold needs “food and water” moisture to grow. Lehigh Acres homes should not have mold growth inside them; this indicates a moisture problem now or in the past. A Certified Indoor Environmentalist is experienced and qualified to document your mold problems and write recommendations for corrections needed by the licensed mold remediators for cleanup.

We have provided radon testing and mold assements (inspections) in Bonita Springs since 1999. Over the years we have seen Lovers Key state park change from terrible dirt roads and outhouses to a great state park with exceptional facilities. The beach has always been great but access is also great now.  (anyone remember riding the trailer connected to a tractor to get to Carl Johnson park - now part of Lovers Key or walking on the old wooden bridges to get to the beach)

  • Bonita Springs Mold Assessors (inspectors) must have a Lee County “business tax receipt” (occupational license).
  • Lee County requires an occupational license (now called a business tax receipt) for Mold Assessors (inspectors).   This is for the individual not the company as in the past.
  • Each Bonita Springs mold assessor (inspector) in Lee County MUST have a Lee County “business tax receipt”.
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) does not license companies for mold assessment or mold remediation.  By Florida law they only license individuals for mold assessor (inspection) or mold remediator  (removal)

 

Home Inspectors and mold sampling (testing) in Bonita Springs
William Chandler
Licensed Home Inspector #1025
Certified General Contractor #CGC060389
7-1-2012
“Problem is, even if a HI can take a mold sample (and the ruling is not out yet), a HI can not make one single comment about mold. You can't identify it, say it is mold, mention the word mold, recommend any treatment/mitigation, comment on health concerns, comment on how the mold was formed or the extent of it. A HI can not recommend removal of flooring, drywall or any structural component. I would not want to be a HI involved in a lawsuit who does not have authority to conduct mold sampling per the FL DPBR/CILB. Without having authority from the DBPR as a Mold Assessor or CGC, I don't know how a lab can accept, analyze or issue a report to the HI as the HI is not qualified to discuss the report.

Until this is clarified, in my opinion, a HI should stay away from mold and at the most, maybe sell the HO a cannister type kit which they use and send to the lab themselves; of course, these kits are basically worthless.

I applaud Nick's effort to allow HI's to conduct mold sampling and I think they should be able to with training and I read he is willing to defend FL Hi's in any legal issue. I hope that doesn't ever occur.

A HI wants to sell mold sampling to provide a complete service to the client and add a revenue stream but HI's, particularly newer HI's, should be cautious and really think about this as experienced mold assessors and contractors know finding and eliminating all detectable mold sources can be a challenge. There are many lawsuits over mold which pops up months after remediation and clearance. HO's and insurers are not happy to find out the new drywall put in 9 months ago now has to be torn out again and now the HO remembers that the baby has been sick for months and it is probably the result of the incomplete mold job. The Dad is irritable and Mom has lost any interest in cosortium. The 14 month old baby will never be a world class pianist due to breathing mold. The home is sick and has lost 90% of its resale value.

And your defense is, I belong to InterNachi. No, I don't qualify to take the State of Florida Mold Assessor test. No, I don't have E&O insurance to conduct mold assessment. No, I don't have any experience or background in mold assessment, sampling or remediation. No, I can't really explain why I took the sample there or there or at that height or duration.
Why did I tell the client they needed a mold screen? It looked like mold and I wanted to make $50.

A word of unsolicited advice: If you take mold samples and you forward the results of the lab to the client, you should very clearly advise the client to seek the services of a licensed Mold Assessor if your sample shows detectable levels, disengage yourself and move on. do not discuss the why's and whyfore's as you don't know.”
 

Bonita Springs has one of the few DOG beaches on the west coast of Florida. Just inside NEW PASS south of the beautiful Lovers Key state park.

The area is away from the "people" beaches and easy to get to. Actually the area around the nearby New Pass bridge is also great fishing too.

Bonita Springs "Dog Beach"

Radon & Mold Professionals have performed thousands of radon tests and thousands of mold inspections since starting our business in Bonita Springs in 1999.

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One very important aspect of the Mold / Home Inspector law the consumer should understand is that Mold Inspections and Home Inspections are two different professions, with separate licenses and regulations.  

Bonita Springs Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE)  licensed mold assessors have proven they have experience and passed an exam adopted by the state of Florida.CIE’s are nationally certified.  http://acac.org/certify/FL.aspx

Bonita Springs Mold Assessors (inspectors) will inspect all accessible areas inside your home with moisture meters, infrared cameras and other equipment to determine a source for your mold problem.  After the inspection your Bonita Springs mold inspector will issue a report identifying the source of your problem and the extent of any mold problem.  Licensed Mold Assessors that are CIE’s will also write recommendations for corrections based on nationally accepted industry standards such as the S-520.

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

John Cosgrove, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRS 5
FL DOH certified for radon, R1867
John Cosgrove, CIE, Inc.

Doug Wall, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (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

Greg Gomez, CIE,
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRSA763
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)

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