J&P; Home and Environmental Inspections LLC
J&P; Home and Environmental Inspections LLC

John Prohaska
P.O.Box 36143
Des Moines, IA. 50320
United States


Attention Remediators

J&P; Inspections is qualified
to perform Mold Clearance
on foreclosed homes across
the state of Iowa. Call us
today for more information.



Mold inspection payment

    What is Mold?

    Mold is a type of fungus that grows on plant material and fibers. It is often associated with damp, musty environments, and in your home may be found in moisture rich areas suck as basements, attics and bathrooms.

    Mold spores travel through the air and tend to settle in wet areas to breed. If mold is spotted in your home, it's a good idea to address the issue immediately before it has the opportunity to spread. Mold is a good indication that there may be a moisture problem in your home, which should be dealt with as well.

    Toxic mold can can be hazardous to your family's health, as it is an allergen and an irritant. Someone who suffers from household allergies or asthma will no doubt have trouble breathing in a home that is infested with mold.

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    Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

  • Toxic mold in your home can cause potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposure, including asthma, allergic reactions, skin rashes, and respiratory problems. Additionally, toxic black mold and other fungi produce Volatile Organic Compounds which may irritate the mucous membranes and the central nervous system leading to symptoms of headaches, decreased attention span, difficulty in concentration, and dizziness.

  • Mold can be found almost anywhere – it can grow on virtually any substance, provided that moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, drywall and cement.

  • While it isn’t possible to eliminate all mold spores in an indoor environment, you can control toxic mold growth by controlling the moisture in your home.

  • When you discover a mold problem in your home, you must both clean up the mold and eliminate the sources of moisture causing the mold growth.

  • Water leaks and indoor humidity are two of the most prevalent causes of mold growth.

  • Reduce your indoor humidity (to 30-50%) to decrease mold growth.

  • Using dehumidifiers and air conditioners are two ways to reduce your indoor humidity. You can also improve your ventilation systems (venting moisture from bathrooms and laundry rooms), and utilize exhaust fans when cooking and cleaning.

  • Add insulation to reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces like windows, roofs, flooring, pipes and exterior walls.

  • You can help prevent mold growth by cleaning and drying damp or wet building materials and furnishings immediately.

  • Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, or a water/bleach mix, and dry completely. Vinegar may also be used to clean mold off hard surfaces. Soft surfaces that are moldy are harder to clean and may need to be replaced.

Moisture causes mold & mildew. Mold testing pinpoints the cause
of mold issues in your home.


Infrared technology helps to identify moisture and structural
issues in your home.


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