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Florida Property Inspection Services Inc.
991 Wildwood Dr
Melbourne, FL 32940

 

Cell:     321-431-0035

Office:  321-431-0035

 

(Hablamos español)

 

Email: flapropinsp@earthlink.net

 

Website:  www.fpisinc.com

 

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Call: (321) 431-0035 or use our contact form.

services offered

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  • Home Inspection
  • New home punch-out Inspections
  • Commercial Building Inspections
  • Wind Mitigation
  • Radon Testing
  • Mold & Air Quality Assessment
  • Lead-In-Paint Testing
  • Insurance Four Point & Roof Inspections
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • DHS FEMA Disaster Housing Inspections
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Property Management

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OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

Our company provides a multitude of environmental services to include:

 

  • Radon measurement/testing  (Air, soil, water)
  • Mold Assessment
  • Air Quality analysis
  • Lead-In-Paint testing/analysis
  • Environmental Data Resources providing EDR Neighborhood Environmental Reports   www.edrnet.com
  • All environmental testing

 

FPIS uses only certified and accredited analytical laboratories for sample analysis. We follow established protocols for testing meeting all EPA, State and Federal requirements.  www.emsl.com

 

FPIS is also an Analytical Service Provider for the Sun Nuclear continuous radon monitor Model 1027. Our NRPP ID # 101390RT.

RADON MEASUREMENT

 

Florida Property Inspection Services Inc. is a Florida State Certified Radon Measurement Specialist and Certified Radon Business. We are also nationally certified by AARST and a member of the National Radon Proficiency Program. We are licensed to conduct all aspects of radon measurement/testing throughout the U.S. but we are primarily focused within the State of Florida. Through our testing and laboratory results, we identify those structures that exceed the EPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L. We then, through written report writing, advise the Client on what/if actions are recommended. If mitigation is warranted, then we will coordinate with a licensed radon mitigation company and serve as the Contractor to oversee and test the structure when completed.

To date, FPIS has contracted this service well exceeding over $300,000.00 in revenue.

Many people do not know what Radon is. Radon is a Cancer-Causing, Radioactive Gas. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it may be a problem in your home or the home you are contemplating purchasing. 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.

EPA Risk Assessment for Radon in Indoor Air

If you would like more information, you may download as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file the following:

http://www.epa.gov/radon/pdfs/402-r-03-003.pdf

 

Many individuals looking to purchase a home here in Florida request that the structure be tested for radon before purchasing. It is important! If it wasn't, you wouldn't be asked by your Realtor to sign a waiver stating you do/do not wish to have the home tested for radon as part of your purchase contract. Testing for radon is very easy and inexpensive. It takes about three days to get results and the cost is usually less than $200. If the home does test above acceptable levels, the fix is also easy and should not be a reason not to buy the home. However, you, the Buyer would want to know this before you purchase, not after.


The Florida Statutes, Title XXIX, Chapter 404.056 outlines the requirements for individuals conducting radon measurement and the Protocols for testing. Chapter 64E-5 Parts X and XII of the Florida Administrative Code also outlines these requirements. Testing here in Florida is strictly regulated and testing by unauthorized individuals is not permitted. Always insure that if your Home Inspector is soliciting you for radon testing, he/she is properly licensed to do so. Ask to see a copy of their credentials. For more information on radon in Florida click:

www.radon.doh.state.fl.us 

 

You may also contact your State Radon Office:  (www.epa.gov/iaq/whereyoulive.html)

Your Florida toll free telephone is:   800-543-8279

 


Should you want to know more about radon and the risks, we shall be happy to send you an EPA Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon booklet or you can view at: www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html  Click or contact us.

MOLD ASSESSMENT

John is a Florida State Certified Mold Assessor as well as a ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalist. He has been conducting mold and air quality assessments since 1998. FPIS has conducted hundreds of inspections and the company has been recognized by the top Law Firms in Melbourne, FL as the experts in the field. John has also served as an Expert Witness in various Arbitration and Litigation hearings.

 

FPIS does NOT conduct mold remediation. We conduct/perform the initial assessment and the post-clearance testing only. To do both would be a conflict of interest and in violation of the Code of Ethics under ACAC and IAQA. John follows strict guidelines in his testing protocols to insure the testing and reporting is as accurate as possible. In this discipline, it is important that guidelines are adhered to to insure the safe guarding of the occupant's health is not at risk.

 

SOME BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT MOLD

 

Sampling for mold should be conducted by professionals with specific experience in designing mold sampling protocols, sampling methods, and interpretation of results. FPIS follows analytical methods recommended by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and uses laboratories only accredited as such. Types of samples include air samples, surface samples, bulk samples and water samples.We conduct the proper amount of sampling to enable us to obtain enough information to render a proper hypothesis. Not taking enough samples is sometimes negligent because it is not enough information to ascertain what the problems are. Be leery of individuals that tell you they will do a mold analysis with two samples for a very inexpensive price! Remember, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

 

There is a multitude of information available for you to obtain on mold and air quality. You may start at: www.epa.gov/mold or call (800) 438-4318.

 

You can also try: www.epa.gov/iaq/molds/mold_remediation.html


If you contact us, I should be happy to send you the EPA booklet, at no charge, A Brief Guide to MOLD, MOISTURE and YOUR HOME.

AIR QUALITY

Most of us spend much of our time indoors. The air that we breathe in our homes, in schools, and in offices can put us at risk for health problems. Some pollutants can be chemicals, gases, and living organisms like mold and pests.

Many sources of air pollution are in homes, schools, and offices. Some airborne pollutants cause health problems such as sore eyes, burning in the nose and throat, headaches and fatigue. Other airborne pollutants can cause worse symptoms especially in the very young and elderly.

 

When we understand and control pollutants found in interior spaces, we can often eliminate sources and improve the air quality. Through testing and laboratory analysis, we are able to do this. Whether it be radon, carbon monoxide, mold spores, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), or other contaminants, we are able to test and identify all.

 

FPIS has tested hundreds of homes and commercial businesses over the past years to identify indoor contaminants. Our methodology is precise and our report writing clear and concise. As a past member of the Indoor Air Quality Association IAQA for many years, our schooling and field work has enabled us to be recognized as the go-to company in this discipline. Certified as an Indoor Environmentalist, CIE by the American Council for Accredited Certification, John stands alone in his education and ability to conduct on-site air quality assessments. He is often called upon by outside companies to conduct business air quality assessments. Using only AIHA accredited laboratories, we are able to provide accurate information as to the levels of any contaminant in the air.

 

If you are suspecting asbestos, lead dust, formaldehyde, radon, second hand smoke, mold spores, carbon monoxide, dust mites, animal dander and any other contaminant, call us and we can help you. Testing is not that expensive considering the peace-of-mind laboratory results can give.

Should you want to know more about this topic, go to: www.epa.gov/iag

 

You can also download the booket:

World Health Organization - Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality

www.acac.org/forms/rclibrary/iaqwho.pdf


There are other sources of information on home indoor air quality:

EPA Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse: 1-800-438-4318

Consumer Product Safety Commission: 1-800-638-CPSC

Healthy Indoor Air For America's Homes website: www.healthyindoorair.org

 

Lead-In-Paint

Florida Property Inspection Services, Inc. has fulfilled the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 402, and has received certification to conduct lead-based paint activities pursuant to CFR Part 745.226 and Part 745.89 for renovation, repair, and painting activities.


The EPA rule went into effect April 22, 2010 and states that any contractor/renovator who disturbs more than six (6) square feet of painted surface must follow lead safe practices. These include activities like sanding, cutting drywall, demolition, etc. Under the new rule, unless they are certified, they MUST only work for a certified firm such as Florida Property Inspection Services, Inc. For clarification of this rule go to the EPA RRP website - http://www.epa.gov/getleadsafe

 

In compliance with this new EPA ruling, John has undergone specific training and had himself as well as his company certified to conduct this activity. We are also certified to conduct Lead-Based Paint Activities in Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities.

 

FPIS has conducted dozens of lead-based activities since this rule went into effect. Several local city governments have also already contracted with FPIS for this service. It is advisable that for any home built prior to 1978, individual potential buyers should have this selected inspection conducted as part of their home inspection package. This is just one more area that qualifies FPIS as a 'One-Stop-Shop for all your inspection needs'.

 

As a certified firm, we must maintain detailed record keeping. EPA can assess a civil fine of $37,500 for each violation of the rule for each day of a violation. If any individual or firm that is working for you is NOT certified to do this work, they are subject to the fine. You as a homeowner or potential buyer should be knowledgeable of this regulation. For more information on this subject, you may go to:

 

EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule Webpage-www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/renovation.htm

HUD's Lead-Safe Housing Rule-www.hud.gov/offices/lead/enforcement/lshr.cfm

Small Business Compliance Guide For the RRP Rule-www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/sbcomplianceguide.pdf

 

Contact us if you would like us to send you a free copy of the EPA Renovate Right  booklet

 


ENVIRONMENTAL DATA RESOURCES

Environmental screening for

your home, Peace of mind for

your family

EDR's Neighborhood Environmental Report (NER)

helps ensure your family’s safety by reporting on key neighborhood environmental risks that could compromise health and home value.

 

Why should you screen your property?  85% of residential properties will have public records of environmental contamination within a 1/2 mile and you deserve to know about them.  The Neighborhood Environmental Report searches for environmental concerns such as:

  • Leaking underground tanks
  • Landfills
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Illegal drug labs

 


FPIS has joined our peers across the U.S. who offer their clients superior service by screening property history as part of their home inspection checklist.  (additional fee applies)
 

Leading IAQ/IEQ professionals include EDR’s Neighborhood Environmental Report (NER) as part of their daily work. The NER scans over 1,400 databases and millions of records of potential land and groundwater contamination within 1 mile* of the entered address. 

The NER will show your buyer the locations of:

  • Leaking tanks (e.g., gas stations)
  • Spills (e.g., dry cleaners)
  • Residential oil spills
  • Clandestine drug labs (34,000+ known in the U.S.)
  • Superfund sites (about 1,300 in the U.S.)

If you are contemplating buying a residential property in an rural area or any commercial property, then this report is a MUST. Ask the Inspector to obtain prior to your purchase.


Go to: www.edrnet.com to learn more and view a sample report

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