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Now you may correspond with or speak directly with an established housing professional about any problems you may be experiencing with your home or property. This professional will listen and view photos and/or videos and will aid in diagnosing problems and offer guidance in any necessary repairs or maintenance. Please feel free to contact our rapid response professional during normal business hours.
Dr. Joseph Ponessa
215 Locust St.,
Moorestown , NJ 08057
Dr. Ponessa has been professionally involved with issues of mold, building moisture problems and building science for more than 25 years, and has both theoretical knowledge and practical experience in these subjects.
He has written for Fine Homebuilding magazine, among others, and has provided teaching on these and related issues for the Alliance for Healthy Homes, the New Jersey Lung Association, and the New Jersey Departments of Health and Human Services and Community Affairs. Service has been rendered to local health departments with statewide training on building mold and moisture problems, with specific help provided to several municipalities following Hurricane Floyd. He was involved in the revision of the book Basic Housing Inspection, developed by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Centers for Disease Control, and authored a chapter in the National Association of Home Builders' training manual for builders and remodelers on indoor air quality. Ponessa was one of the six founding members of the EPA-funded Healthy Indoor Air for America 's Homes project, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. Curricula and training have been adopted by some 40 states and two territories, using the Cooperative Extension system to provide indoor environmental information to the public and a wide variety of professionals.