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Buyer has an "Elevated Mold Test"

What does seller do when buyer give them a “elevated mold report”?

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

Sellers if your Naples home buyer has just had "mold air sampling only" performed and did not have a comprehensive detailed MOLD inspection which identified the source of any mold problem AND the extent of the mold problem -  get another inspection.
Mold air sampling alone just indicates the need for a mold inspection and also helps the inspector determine the extent of suspected mold contamination.

Our Mold inspection reports document (photos and written description) mold locations, source and extent of problem and we include recommendations for corrections so when you get bids from cleanup companies, they are all cleaning up the same thing.

Often other inspectors  identify  some locations but do you clean the whole house or just the HVAC or sink base areas, etc. When a home or structure is labeled as having a “mold problem” the source of the problem and extent of the problem should be identified.

Before you recommend mold remediation: 
“Mold assessment” means a process performed by a mold assessor that includes the physical sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth"

  • Mold cleanup companies many times have to perform remediation on the entire home because of a vague mold inspection report just to protect themselves from litigation.
  • A vague mold assessment report also allows “some” mold remediation companies to perform unnecessary remediation on areas.  Florida law requires independent mold assessment because of this.  The same company cannot perform the mold inspection and the mold remediation on the same job within 12 months.

Few if any sampling for mold done during home inspections or Real Estate transactions identifies the species of molds in a home.  Many Naples inspectors often include this in their “mold report”.

“A local  Board of Realtors sales contract (residential improved property) defines defective items as follows:

"b. DEFECTIVE INSPECTION ITEMS;

(5) the presence of toxic or pathogenic molds within the interior of the dwelling(s) exceeding the levels of such mold measured upon the exterior of the dwelling. Penicillum aspergillus and other allergenic molds shall not be deemed toxic or pathogenic molds for purposes of this Contract,"

A "humidity bloom" is caused when the humidity levels in the home are high enough to promote mold growth. A plumbing leak may be the source or maybe just that the occupant kept the AC  fan control in the "on" position.  Elevated airborne levels of Aspergillus / Penicillum are often found with a humidity bloom. Clean up can often cost thousands of dollars.

Toxic or Pathogenic Mold?
According to the CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The term "toxic mold" is not accurate.
While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous.
Hazards presented by molds that may produce mycotoxins should be considered the same as other common molds which can grow in your house.

Mold needs moisture to grow. Florida summer storms can cause water intrusions into your Naples home through roof leaks, window leaks and often from flying debris damaging the exterior of the home.  Seasonal residents should always have someone check their home for exterior damage and water intrusion after a storm.  Water intrusion should be dried as soon as possible to prevent mold growth in your home.

Naples / Bonita Springs:(239) 498-4619
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Cape Coral / Ft Myers: (239) 948-9717

Our Experienced professionals have served Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft Myers, Cape Coral and all of Southwest Florida since 1999.  ALL of our Mold Assessors are Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE).

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State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor #MRS5

John Cosgrove, CIE  has proven his ability to solve Naples homeowners and businesses mold concerns by identifying the problem and then the  source of the mold contamination. His detailed reports with recommendations for corrections not only benefit the homeowner but the remediation company. Remediators know what to cleanup with his mold reports.

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State of Florida licensed Mold Assessor MRSA763

 Greg Gomez, CIE
Greg’s knowledge of the national standards for mold cleanup “S520” and his 9 years of experience as a Naples indoor air quality professional allow him to write detailed recommendations for any mold cleanup.  Any mold remediation should follow accepted industry standards to protect the consumer.

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State of Florida Licensed Mold Inspector # 2

 Doug Wall, CIE
Long time North Naples resident Doug Wall has performed radon tests for residential and comercial projects and mold sampling (tests) and assessments in Naples and throughout Southwest Florida for residential and commercial properties since 1999.

Naples / Bonita Springs:(239) 498-4619
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Cape Coral / Ft Myers: (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 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

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