Indoor Air Quality

Our Home Inspector offers Mold Testing in the Naples, FL and surrounding areas.



Mold Inspection Standards of Practice

The breakdown of organic matter like plants, wood, and even food and beverages are a byproduct such as mold. The biggest issue this causes to humans is the mold spores, which is released into the air and land on any damp surfaces indoors, which allows the mold to grow when conditions are right. When mold growth is prominent and left unaddressed it can quickly spread and result in damage to the structure of you home as well as expose you to harmful conditions which can result in respiratory issues. Make sure you home does not have any type of mold growth or detection by contacting our home inspector in Naples, FL today.

A mold inspection starts as a home inspection, which is a non-invasive, visual examination of the home's interior and exterior, and its various systems and components.

When dealing with mold inspection it requires that you have proper knowledge in HVAC systems, the exterior of your home, roofs, and even plumbing systems. Moisture intrusion causing musty odors from a roof or plumbing leak can warrant a mold inspection. Make sure you have someone you can trust like Trade Secrets Inspections. We treat your home like it was our own and will give you the honesty you need in a situation like this. Call us today to get your home inspected for mold in the Collier, Lee Counties, and Naples, FL area.
Places where mold can easily grow:

 

  • Clothes Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Windows
  • Crawlspaces



We are now certified and affiliated with a locally-sourced testing laboratory, Inspector Lab, headed by Dr. John D. Shane, PhD mycologist. Call us today to help you prevent mold from attacking your home.

 

INACHI SOP for RADON Inspection

INACHI SOP for RADON Inspection

Air quality is an important piece of mind when thinking of the air inside your home. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

You should test for radon. Testing is the only way to find out your home's radon levels. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.

You can fix a radon problem. If you find that you have high radon levels, there are ways to fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.

When an elevated level of radon is discovered (4.0 pCi/l or above), it can easily be corrected. The correction, or process of reducing radon levels, is called mitigation. The method of mitigation we use in Southwest Florida is called Mechanical Ventilation, Pressurization, and complies with the State of Florida Standard for Mitigation of Radon in existing buildings, Chapter 9b-53, F.A.C., June 1, 1994. 


A mitigation system is essentially a ventilation system that brings fresh outside air into the property, to the return air supply of the air handler. The air handler then draws the outside air in, removing the humidity, as it is recycled evenly through the existing duct, and supply registers around the property. We do this for two reasons:

 


  1. The outside air has an average radon level of 0.4 pCi/l, so bringing this air into a property will dilute the radon levels.
  2. Bringing fresh air in creates a slight, positive pressure change (unnoticeable to you) that adds resistance to radon gas, and makes it more difficult to enter in the future.