Mold Remediators Find Toxic Mold in Des Moines Basement Because of Eight Different Water Leaks

Top Quote EnviroFry found and remediated four types of toxic mold in a Des Moines, Iowa, residence. End Quote
  • Manchester-Nashua, NH (1888PressRelease) October 27, 2013 - Certified Mold Inspectors Phillip and Divine Fry of EnviroFry discovered extensive levels of four different dangerous toxic molds (Stachybotrys, Aspergillus, Penicillium, and Chaetomium mold species) October 19, 2013, during the mold inspection and investigation of a suburban Des Moines residence. Pictures from the mold-infested house basement are available at

    The mold growth was one of the largest residential mold problems that Phillip had ever encountered in his 14 years as a mold inspector across Iowa, nationwide US, Canada, and Asia. Phillip is also webmaster of the 400 page mold information site

    The mold growth was so big and unhealthy in the home's basement because the house was simultaneously being flooded for over an extended time period by eight different water intrusion problems.

    1. The flush valve and flapper of the downstairs toilet was broken, causing a heavy flow of water to pour into the entire basement 24 hours per day, every day, that is likely to have flowed for a year or longer.

    2. The upstairs bathroom bathtub drain was not connected properly with the resulting problem that when the bathtub water was draining, much of the tub water poured into the open basement.

    3. The upstairs bathroom toilet flange connection of the toilet to the sewer drain pipe was broken into several pieces, resulting in no strong and water-tight connection between the toilet and the sewer pipe. This broken connection enabled dirty sewage water to leak into the basement.

    4. The sewage pipe from the toilet had a bad joint connection in the basement utility room, thus causing additional sewage water to flow into the basement.

    5. The kitchen sink faucet and water supply line had ongoing leaks that caused water to flow into the basement and mold to grow inside the kitchen sink cabinet.

    6. The downspout from the rear roof gutter was not connected to gutter, thus enabling substantial amounts of rainfall to run into the ground and to enter the house through the basement walls, causing substantial mold growth inside the basement in the immediate area of the outside unconnected downspout.

    7. The roof gutters in both the front and rear of the house were filled with leaves and tree branches and twigs, thus preventing proper flow of the roof rainfall into the gutter, downspout, and thus away from the house, and thus causing water intrusion problems into the basement walls.

    8. The basement walls had several major cracks on one side and the front of the house. Such cracks enabled ground water and rain water to enter into the basement.

    The most effective way to have no mold problems is to have no water problems. Property owners, managers, and tenants should continually inspect their buildings for roof leaks, siding leaks, plumbing leaks, and mold growth to prevent the mold hell that was created by water problems in the suburban Des Moines residence. Learn how to do mold inspections at

    EnviroFry removed and discarded the large amount of mold-infested basement drywall. In addition, EnviroFry mold technicians: (1) removed mold growth from the wood timbers in the basement walls; (2) provided two separate eight hour long high output ozone treatments into the basement, as well as the main living level and attic; (3) ran a large air scrubber in the basement and main level of the house to remove airborne mold spores and mycotoxins (mold poisons generated from growing mold); and

    (4) vacuumed all surfaces with a HEPA vacuum cleaner; (5) encapsulated all mold-remediated timbers with paint containing an EPA-registered fungicide to help prevent future moisture intrusion and mold growth; (6) fixed the home's gutter problems; and (7) coordinated EnviroFry mold removal services with a leading Des Moines plumbing company that repaired all of the house's many plumbing problems.

    For mold inspection, testing, and remediation of a home, workplace, or commercial building anywhere in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, or nationwide USA, email Phillip Fry phil ( @ ) moldinspector dot com, or phone him toll-free 1-866-300-1616, or Phillip's cell phone 1-480-310-7970, or visit the company website www dot moldexpertconsultants dot com dot

    Phillip Fry
    10104 Sheridan Rd., Montrose
    Michigan, USA 48457
    Phone 1-866-300-1616
    phil ( @ ) moldinspector dot com

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