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.
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 inspectorsidentify
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 asfollows:
"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.
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.
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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).
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor #MRS5
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.
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.
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.
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