Radon & Mold Professionals had the first mold inspector in Naples, Marco Island (Collier County) licensed by the state of Florida as a Mold Assessor, Doug Wall a Certified Indoor Environmentalist. John Cosgrove, CIE also from Radon & Mold Professionals was the first State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor in Lee County providing mold inspections and testing for Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Estero, Sanibel Island and Bonita Springs.
Since 1999, Radon & Mold Professionals has consistently excelled in providing the best Certified / Licensed Radon Testing, Mold Inspections, Mold Testing, Odor Identification, Allergen Screening, Chinese Drywall Assessments and Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera survey's for Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft Myers, Ft Myers Beach,Cape Coral and the Greater Orlando area, Florida including for Home Inspections . Environmental Inspections / testing performed by
ACAC board Certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE)
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors (Inspectors)
We do not perform home inspections. We are Indoor Air Quality Specialists, we leave the home inspections to the State of Florida Licensed Home Inspectors. For a list of Florida licensed home inspectors go to our home inspection page.
Florida Law Requires Mold Assessors (Inspectors) to be licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Enforcement / Penalties for unlicensed activities delayed until 2011.
Chapter 468, Part XVI of the Florida Statutes and Rule 61-31 of the Florida Administrative Code.
Hire State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors
(Law requires experience & insurance / liability / E&O)
Radon & Mold Professionals
Has maintained responsible insurance coverage for years:
Professional Liability / $2,000,000 General Liability and Errors & Omissions Insurance
Microbial Consulting Coverage: $1,000,000 / $1,000,000 limit / claims made
(Covers Post mold remediation inspections/testing, CLEARANCE)
Doug Wall, CIE
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRS2
Council-Certified Indoor Environmentalist, (CIE)
Board-awarded by the American Council for Accredited Certification
FL DOH certified radon measurement tech R1751
Doug Wall has performed thousands of radon tests and mold tests and assessments thru out Southwest Florida for residential and commercial properties since 1999.
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRS5
John Cosgrove, CIE, Inc.
John Cosgrove, CIE our senior inspector is one of the most experienced and respected mold and indoor air quality professionals in Southwest Florida, performing hundreds of mold assessments every year using the latest and most advanced equipment available.
Rob Martin, CIE,
State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessor / license #MRSA33
Rob Martin, CIE, & Assoc.
Rob Martin has proven his knowledge of mold and indoor air quality issues by performing hundreds of mold inspections / assessments throughout South Florida. Rob's attention to detail provides clients with a comprehensive mold report identifying problems with recommendations for corrections whether it is a residential or commercial property. Rob also handles our clients Allergen screening concerns.
National Affiliate member
Affiliate member of the Bonita-Estero and Naples Chapters of Florida
Member on the Ways and Means and Financial Committees
Consumer tips from the DBPR
Why Hire a Licensed Person?
A licensed person has the required education, experience, insurance and qualifications to obtain a license. They must pass a competency examination before practicing.
Licensed individuals are screened for prior criminal history.
The department can discipline and even revoke a license if the person does not live up to professional standards. This is a not a total safeguard, but is a strong incentive for the licensee to do good work.
You may be able to sue the licensee in civil court for problems related to the work done.
Poor qualifications. Unlicensed persons typically do not have the education, insurance, or qualification required of a licensee.
Possible criminal background. Unlicensed persons often have criminal backgrounds that may include fraud, theft, violent crime, sexual offenses, and substance abuse.
Radon Test $140.oo
Trip charge of $10 for tests in Cape Coral, Sanibel Island and Marco Island
Trip charge of $100 for radon tests in Charlotte County
First Question you should ask your mold inspector:
DO YOU HAVE A MOLD ASSESSOR LICENSE ISSUED FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA (DBPR)?
Collier County has 3 State of Florida Licensed Mold Assessors
Lee County has 5 licensed Mold Assessors
Our ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalists provide Florida Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Mold Inspections and Mold Testing in Naples Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Serving Home Owners, Buyers, Sellers, Realtors, Insurance Companies, and all Private and Public Sectors needing Indoor Environmental Mold Inspections and Mold Testing Services
We prove our mold assessment is the best over 800 times a year. Our detailed mold reports with nationally accepted remediation recommendations based on industry standards are second to none. A mold test is only part of a mold inspection. When the new Florida law becomes effective (2010), E&O insurance, extensive training and experience, detailed reports will be required for mold assessment.
Your mold inspector should be able to interpret your lab analysis, if he can't, you should consider hiring a Certified Indoor Environmentalist. (see EPA recommendation below)
"a mold assessment is to determine the sources, locations and extent of mold growth in a building, to determine the condition(s) that caused the mold growth, and to enable the assessment consultant to prepare a mold remediation protocol."
Mold Inspection without infrared thermal imaging is not complete. Sooner or later the inspector will miss a "wet spot". Mold needs moisture to grow (food and water). Infrared cameras and moisture meters are essential to identify "wet spots" that can grow mold.
Can your inspector interpret your mold lab results?
"Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals who have specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpreting the results." EPA
"Experience in interpretation of results is essential.” EPA
"remember that a negative sampling report must not be used in place of a visual survey. Factors such as barometric pressure, inside and outside temperatures, activity levels, and humidity may dramatically reduce or increase the spore levels within a building. Air sampling for mold provides information on what was in the air only for the moment when the sampling occurred. It is important, therefore, that sampling not replace visual inspection."
Did you order a mold inspection and just get lab analysis for a report? You had a mold test! A mold test analysis is only part of a mold inspection Report. This is not a reliable method of determining whether the property has a mold issue and does not identify any sources or information about why there is an elevated spore count. A mold cleanup company needs a complete report
Indoor environmental health and safety can often require investigations into such issues as water damage due to severe weather, faulty construction, or plumbing. Remediation of fungal contamination may be required to assure occupant safety. Radon and Mold Professionals provides clearance testing to remediators but we do no remediation work to assure the consumer of no conflict of interest.
Naples Mold Inspection Information Do You KNOW that a mold inspection is not the same as a mold test. Many Real Estate agents do not.
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Websites for RADON & MOLD info:
Shawn Price is our FL DOH certified Measurement Specialist. We use Air Chek, Inc. for measurement services. Air Chek, Inc. FL DOH certified radon business RB0214
Associated Radon Services FL DOH certified radon business Mr. Levy is the most knowledgeable person we know concerning radon.
Florida Directory, Find Local Mold, Radon, Home, Building Inspectors Great source for information on mold, radon, and home inspections. Also listing for hundreds of Florida Inspectors.
Property Inspection Directory Great source for information on mold, radon, and home inspections. National and Local listings for hundreds of Florida Inspectors. Over 1,000 companies listed.
The Florida Department of Health does NOT require Radon Mitigation Businesses to have insurance to become a FL DOH certified business.
Consumers including homeowners and/or realtors should request a current "certificate of insurance" from any Radon Mitigation Company they are considering hiring.
Proof of Workmans comp insurance should also be required.
Radon mitigation often involves boring holes in walls, installing mechanical piping and electrical fans.
Common sense dictates hiring a contractor to work on your home or anyones home without insurance should be avoided.
Radon mitigation businesses, home Inspectors, radon testers, mold inspectors, and mold remediation companies should all have insurance.
Radon and Mold Professionals provides radon testing and complete indoor air quality mold inspections including mold testing in the Naples, Cape Coral, Bontia Springs, Estero, Marco Island, and Ft Myers, Florida area and statewide for larger projects by providing mold surface and air sampling for fungal contamination investigations, specializing in commercial, professional buildings and home mold inspections for black toxic molds with mold laboratory reporting.
Mold Inspection and Testing for Mold? Professional Mold inspections and mold testing services should always be considered when individuals, or businesses, suspect health risk, to occupants in an indoor environment. Radon and Mold Professionals specializes in indoor air quality mold inspection and testing services for these needs. Radon and Mold Professionals provides rapid response in emergency situations, quality assurance to residential and commercial clients, attention to project timelines, and provides fast, analytical laboratory results with detailed inspection reporting. INFRARED THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA CHECK INCLUDED. Florida law requires Mold Related Services ( Assessors & Remediators) be licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Florida DOH certified Radon Business providing radon testing, radon gas testing, radon inspection, info for radon mitigation, info for indoor air quality, toxic mold, links to the Florida Department of Health, Florida home inspectors, Florida real estate, ASHI (Gulf Coast Chapter of Home Inspectors), Formaldehyde, Allergens, Ozone. Providing Florida Residential, Commercial, Industrial Mold Inspections and Mold and Radon Testing since 1999. $140 for radon tests in Naples, Bonita Springs and Fort Myers. ---------- Cape Coral, Marco Island and Sanibel Island radon tests have a $10 trip charge added to charge. Serving Home Owners, Buyers, Sellers, Realtors, Insurance Companies, and all Private and Public Sectors needing Indoor Environmental Mold Inspections and Mold Testing Service. One of our goals is to provide you with the names of companies, links, phone numbers and information to help you make sound decisions on inspections / testing and their results if we can not "perform the service" .Naples home inspectors are required to have an occupational license from Collier County. Cape Coral home inspectors are required to have an occupational license from Lee County. Cape Coral mold inspections require a mold assessment occupational license from Lee County
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.