No one likes to hear these words, you have a mold problem! Especially when you are in the middle of a real estate transaction! It is a common reality in the real estate market here in the Kansas City metro area where basement problems, humidity and flooding are a frequent… Read More »A Real Estate Guide for Mold
Overcoming the Effects of Mold Exposure with Natural Remedies How do you restore your health after mold exposure?” This is an important question with long-lasting effects if not addressed quickly. My own wife started her own health battles in 2011. Her issues were as a… Read More »Natural Remedies for Mold Exposure
Most often, mold testing requests come from people wondering if they have a mold problem because there are no visible signs of mold growth, yet they have a gut feeling something is wrong. They may be experiencing things like strange odors, mustiness, frequent illnesses, headaches &… Read More »Mold: To Test or Not to Test
When selecting your mold professional, take precautions to ask what type of testing will be done. How many areas will be tested? Will they inspect the entire property? Many times, price-driven promotions offer a quick 2-3 sample test with a basic lab report. However, they… Read More »Mold Inspection and Testing
The news occasionally has an uptick in the subject of mold. This usually happens when people suffer health consequences or even death. Some better-known widespread instances have occurred at hospitals and dormitories. But how common is it to have a mold problem? The answer may… Read More »How Common is it to Have a Mold Problem?
Many people are worried about having a mold infestation in their home or office building, but they don’t really know what to do about it. Even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not give clear guidelines about when a person should get a mold test.… Read More »Does Your Home Need a Mold Test?
Whether you are considering buying a home or looking at potential rentals, it is important to keep mold infestations in mind when touring the property. Mold can damage property, but more importantly, it is hazardous to your health. Even if you are not sensitive to… Read More »Check For Mold Before You Move In
Mold spores are everywhere, and they are brought into the home by clothing, shoes, and gusts of air that carry them inside. There are always some mold spores in any home. The problem arises when that mold is allowed to make a home and procreate.… Read More »Inactive Mold: A Hidden Danger
Every property owner and resident fears mold in their residence or building. It can cause property and health damage. Yet, mold tests have been given a bad rap because of scammers. You don’t need a mold test, for example, if you can visibly see mold… Read More »Are Mold Tests Scams? Not if you need one…
Some More Thoughts about Kansas City’s New Rental Ordinance Video Transcription: Hey everybody, I’m Ben Fetzer here in Kansas City with Fresh Start Restoration. Wanting to do a quick video. It’s a nice cloudy day here in Kansas City. Starting to rain a little bit.… Read More »Kansas City’s Rental Inspection Ordinance Pt.2
A Message to Realtors: How to Catch Mold BEFORE the Home Inspection Kills Your Deal Every realtor knows that mold is a real-time problem when it is found during a home inspection. With some simple steps, you can save your deal before the home inspection… Read More »Realtors Tip: How to Catch Mold Before Inspection
Have you heard phrases like “a dog’s nose works better than the cutting-edge technology” or “a mold sniffing dog is trusted and proven”? We are going to dive into the claims of mold sniffing dogs today. Let’s review some of the questions our mold experts… Read More »Do Mold Sniffing Dogs Work?
Overview of Mold Inspections Mold inspections are many times overlooked by property owners, especially during the critical due diligence periods of inspections when purchasing a new property. Home inspectors are formally trained in the structural and mechanical elements of a property. A thorough home inspector… Read More »When Do You Need a Mold Inspection?
TENANTS: What to Do If You Find Mold? If you find mold in your apartment or home; your landlord can be held liable for ensuring that the property is in a habitable condition. Renters insurance– If the mold is making the space unlivable. Be sure… Read More »What Should Tenants Do if You Find Mold?
Should Mold Testing and Remediation be Done By the Same Company? Here in Kansas City, there are a lot of mold remediation companies. Also, environmental testing companies that are performing both mold testing and remediation services. This topic is still being debated. I feel it… Read More »Conflict of Interest: Mold Testing and Remediation