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Mold is a name given to any growing fungus. When present on clothing or in advertising campaigns it is often called mildew.  Mildew is sometimes referred to as the footprint of mold.

The recipe for mold to grow is very simple. Mold needs food (the substrate in which mold grows on), the proper temperature (mold tends to grow best in the temperature that we live in), and of course moisture (this is the only ingredient that we can control).
Many times, high humidity, above 55% (University of Florida) can provide enough moisture for mold to thrive.  Many cellulose or porous substrates/surfaces, such as wood, drywall, ceiling tiles, leather items, and carpet are ideal (food) for mold growth.

Infrared camera photo of wet area Naples FL
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digital photo help identify the area of concern

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

A musty odor maybe the first idicator of possible mold (moisture) problem.  Mold spores grow when they land on a wet or damp surface.  You need to dry wet areas within 24 to 48 hours to prevent possible mold growth. All Homes have mold spores in them, many are carried in on people or items, some just blow in thru open doors or windows.   MOLD GROWTH is what you don't want in your home.

Mold Inspections are becoming a common practice today as the public becomes more aware of what could be making them sick. You should not buy or live in a home with suspected microbial gowth (mold) until the mold and cause have been corrected.

Our Naples mold inspection and radon company serves East Naples, Everglades City, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Marco, Naples, Naples Manor, Naples Park, North Naples, Palm River Estates.

 

Your Mold Inspection:

 A mold inspection will begin with the inspector conducting a visual inspection of all the accessible spaces in a home.  The mold inspector will look for visible suspected microbial growth (mold) and signs of moisture intrusion. You must remember mold needs moisture to grow.
 
Mold inspectors always use moisture meters to detect and varify moisture problems in a home.  Many also use an infrared thermal-imaging camera, which basicly measures temperature. Wet materials usually have a different temperature than surrounding like dry materials. Any discovered mold or water intrusion is usually photographed and documented for your report.

 
 

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Moisture meters can be intrusive (pictured) or non intrusive (not shown).  Intrusive moisture meters makes holes in material being checked.  Many moisture meters have attachments such as 4 inch probes for checking hard to reach areas such as inside a wall.

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Infrared Thermal Imaging cameras are very helpful in finding water intrusion in a home that often is not visible to the naked eye.  This is a non intrusive method that should be verified by a moisture meter.  Though thermal imaging cameras are very useful most inspectors don't have them.  Camera prices start at about $4,000. and are not economical for the average inspector.  
 
Good moisture meters are around $200 to $600 price range.

A particle counter

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The main use for handheld particle counters is checking contamination levels and locating sources of particle emissions. The small size and weight of these particle counters make them ideal for point-of-use measurement of particle contamination at critical locations. Hand held particle counters have proven themselves in many settings.”
 

A particle counter is an instrument that detects and counts particles.

In a clean home or room the number of particles in the air should be lower than in a room with mold growth producing mold spores into the air. 

The room with mold, particles should be higher.  A particle counter is just another tool for the mold inspector.  As with air sampling (tests) or infrared thermal imaging cameras many things can influence the results.   The inspector using the best equipment during the inspection should provide the most accurate and detailed information on the condition of the property.

Mold inspectors / environmentalist can determine indoor air quality more quickly with the use of a particle counter.

 Understand your mold inspectors qualifications

Your Naples mold assessor / inspector must be licensed by the state of Florida (DBPR).  Because of "grandfathering" in 2010, consumers should remember a mold assessor license is just a license. About a dozen licensed mold assessors in the Naples area have passed the ACAC exam required by the DBPR for new license applicants.  http://acac.org/certify/FL.aspx   (If you get a fishing license, does that make you an expert fisherman?)  Consumers should understand their mold assessors / inspectors experience and certifications.

 

Mold Cleanup Companies 

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 Gene Yacobacci, CMR    
State Of Florida Certified Radon Mitigation Specialist
State Of Florida Licensed Mold Remediator - License # MRS1

Naples / Collier county (239) 340-0027

Toll Free:  1-800-344-3746
Office: 407-349-3931

Fax:  407-386-7759

 
RMS Environmental Construction Services

Gene is a licensed mold remediator serving the Naples and Marco Island area. Gene is also a FL DOH Certified Radon Mitigation Specialist and Florida Certified Air Conditioning Contractor.

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Florida Licensed Mold Remediator
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Serving Naples, Fort Myers area

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Brian Bland
State of Florida Licensed Mold Remediator … MRSR181
(239) 707-7931 Lee / Collier  (877) 771-1699

Brian  has provided mold remediation / removal / cleanup in Naples, Marco Island and all of Collier County for several years.

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EXPERT RESTORATION & CLEANING SERVICES, INC.
Bret Bower
State of Florida Mold Remediator License ……… MRSR 171
(239) 641-9953

 

Bret is experienced and licensed for mold cleanup / removal / remediation for homes, businesses, high rise complexes in the Naples and Ft Myers area.

   

Best Mold Inspection / Testing & Radon Testing

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
  • Senior Mold Assessor at Radon & Mold Professionals
  • Certified Indoor Environmentalist
  • FL Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA 5
  • FL DOH Certified Radon Tech R1867

Doug Wall, CIE
  • Certified Indoor Environmentalist serving SW Florida including Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Estero, Ft Myers, Cape Coral and Sanibel Island.
  • Florida Licensed Mold Assessor MRSA 2
  • FL DOH Certified Radon Tech R1751

radonandmoldprofessionals@gmail.com
Bonita Springs / Naples, Florida
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