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



John Prohaska
P.O.Box 36143
Des Moines, IA. 50320
United States
515-240-5672

 






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.

 



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Mold inspection payment



    "A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home"

    Hidden Mold

    Suspicion of hidden mold

    You may suspect hidden mold if a building smells moldy, but you cannot see the source, or if you know there has been water damage and residents are reporting health problems. Mold may be hidden in places such as the back side of dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes (with leaking or condensing pipes), the surface of walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), inside ductwork, and in roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation).

    Investigating hidden mold problems

    Investigating hidden mold problems may be difficult and will require caution when the investigation involves disturbing potential sites of mold growth. For example, removal of wallpaper can lead to a massive release of spores if there is mold growing on the underside of the paper. If you believe that you may have a hidden mold problem, consider hiring an experienced professional.

    Cleanup and Biocides

    Biocides are substances that can destroy living organisms. The use of a chemical or biocide that kills organisms such as mold (chlorine bleach, for example) is not recommended as a routine practice during mold cleanup. There may be instances, however, when professional judgment may indicate its use (for example, when immune-compromised individuals are present). In most cases, it is not possible or desirable to sterilize an area; a background level of mold spores will remain - these spores will not grow if the moisture problem has been resolved. If you choose to use disinfectants or biocides, always ventilate the area and exhaust the air to the outdoors. Never mix chlorine bleach solution with other cleaning solutions or detergents that contain ammonia because toxic fumes could be produced.

    Please note: Dead mold may still cause allergic reactions in some people, so it is not enough to simply kill the mold, it must also be removed.
















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

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

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