and homebuyers in Naples and Bonita Springs should understand that moisture intrusions can cause mold growth in a home.
Roof leaks and leaks around windows are common in our area. Florida sun can take its toll on shingle roof as well as
the underlayment of tile roofs. Poor flashing even on newer homes is a common source of water intrusion which can cause
mold growth. Homeowners in Naples should have their roofs checked by a licensed roof professional at least every couple of
High levels of humidity inside a Naples home can
also be the source for mold growth. It is surprising how often homeowners leave the HVAC system on when they have the doors
and windows open. The AC tries to cool the whole outdoors causing the supply grills to sweat, hot air and cold air mix.
This moisture is absorbed by the furniture, drapes and carpet, remember "food and water" and mold growth can occur.
Sometimes the AC handle will actually "freeze up", a block of ice will form on the evaporator coils. If you
are going to have your doors and windows open for an extended time TURN THE AC OFF. We see too many homes in Naples
and Bonita Springs every year with a "humidity bloom" that could have easily been prevented using a little common
Plumbing leaks are another source for mold growth,
can cause a high humidity problem or active growth in the area of the leak.
Moisture Source Bonita Springs Home
Infrared photo of plumbing leak behind a Bonita
Springs guest bathroom stool.
All suspect areas must be
confirmed with a moisture meter.
Mold needs moisture to
grow (food & water), mold inspector must identify
Bonita Springs consumers should know the state
of Florida requires a license Mold Assessors (Inspectors). Florida mold assessors must pass ACAC
exam for CIE or CIEC or CMC (www.acac.org ) as required by Florida law now. Many 'inspectors" were grandfathered (licensed) who never passed the exams
now required in Florida.
that are Florida Licensed Mold Assessors (inspectors)
Your Naples or Bonita Springs Mold Inspection report should contain
easy to understand documentation of the source of the problem and the extent of the mold problem. This sample mold inspection
report contain the minimum of what you should expect.
Bonita Springs Home Inspector Fred Sylvester always hires Radon & Mold Professionals for Environmental
issues. Mold Inspections and testing should be conducted by ACAC board Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) to protect
the clients interest. Mold Assessors (Inspectors) in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral and Ft Myers must
carry $1 million in liability with Errors and Omissions insurance and be licensed by the state of Florida to protect
& Mold Professionals provides dozens of home inspectors with environmental testing and inspection services.
Marco Island Mold Inspection cannot be performed by the same
company that cleans up the mold problem. (within 12 months FL Law)
Marco Island Mold Assessors / Inspectors often work in Naples and Bonita Springs too.
Bonita Springs Mold Assessors/Inspectors must identify the source of a mold problem and the
extent of the mold problem during their mold inspection.
Springs Mold Inspectors that are CIE's are qualified to write the recommendations for corrections of your mold problem.
Estero Mold Assessors/Inspectors must be licensed by the state of Florida and
pay a Lee County business tax to be "legal".
Mold Inspections must identify the source of a mold problem and the extent of the mold problem.
Ft Myers Home Inspectors must be licensed by the state of Florida and also pay a Lee County
Indoor Air Quality Assoc.
Due to the high cost of repairs of mold damage caused by water damage
from leaks from roofs, plumbing, windows, surrounding unit leaks and malfunctioning HVAC systems home owners should always
have their home checked by a trained licensed professional.
Your licensed Mold Assessor (inspector) should have experience in identifying the
source of the mold problem as well as the extent of the contamination. Having Infrared cameras, moisture
and humidity measuring equipment and experience in using it are essential to assess your Bonita Springs, Estero,
Cape Coral, Ft Myers, Punta Gorda and Naples mold problem.
Naples Mold Inspector, Marco Island
Mold Inspector, Cape Coral Mold Inspector, Sanibel Mold Inspector, Lehigh Acres Mold Inspector, Bonita Springs Mold Inspector,
Estero Mold Inspector and Ft Myers Mold Inspector
Naples (239) 498-4619
Certified Indoor Environmentalists
John Cosgrove, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist,
Board-awarded by the American
Council for Accredited Certification
of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRS 5
FL DOH certified
for radon, R1867
John Cosgrove, CIE, Inc.
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor # 5
Doug Wall, CIE
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist,
by the American Council for Accredited Certification
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor
/ license #MRSA 2
of Florida Licensed Home Inspector / license #HI 2202
FL DOH certified radon measurement tech R1751
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor # 2
Collier and Lee Counties. Bonita Springs, Estero and North Naples since 1999.
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