Category: About Mold

Air Duct Mold: 3 Steps to Improve HVAC Quality
October 4, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,House Mold,HVAC,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Removal,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

HVAC air ducts are a common breeding ground for dust, debris, and even rodents! Air duct mold is far more common that one might think. During a recent job, Ben Fetzer, and his crew discovered a major indoor air quality concern. With a newly renovated Mission Hills home. How HVAC & Air Duct Mold Form
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When Indoor Air Causes Allergies & Symptoms
September 20, 2017 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Do you encounter allergies every now and then, irrespective of season and time? Before jumping into a house mold removal project there are a few things we would like to point out. It is very likely you are allergic to molds or other fungi. Molds are almost everywhere in your house and it is one
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New Construction Mold: A Risk to New Homes
video September 19, 2017 About Mold,Construction,House Mold,Real Estate,Top Articles,Videos Ben Fetzer

New Construction Mold: Preventing Indoor Air Problems New construction mold is not extremely common but it does happen for a couple of reasons. One of the main reasons is that wet or damp materials are used to construct the building and are never properly dried.  A few years ago we encountered a new building with mold all over the freshly
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Ceiling Mold: Looking Above the Obvious
September 13, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,Drywall,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Ceiling mold has become the reason for many respiratory issues caused by toxic mold spores in the ceiling of homes and businesses. Many times ceiling mold goes undetected for a long time due to the visible side of the ceiling being painted and doesn’t show the mold growth on the backside or paper-side of the
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Mold Cost and Comparison
video September 6, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,House Mold,Mold Removal,Real Estate,Videos Ben Fetzer

Mold Cost: What Customers Need to Know! Mold cost is always a top question by customer’s dealing with a mold problem. In this video, Ben will explain how to choose a mold remediation company and the unknown industry tactics to fool you into paying more. Protect your family’s resources and health by educating yourself about
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When Do You Need a Mold Inspection?
video August 30, 2017 Commercial,House Mold,Mold Testing,Real Estate,Videos Ben Fetzer

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 will point out any visible signs of mold, however, they
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What Should Tenants Do if You Find Mold?
August 24, 2017 About Mold,House Mold,Mold Testing,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

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 to check your renter’s insurance policy to see what can
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Local Mold Biz Cross-Contaminates Customer’s Home
video August 22, 2017 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Removal,News,Videos Ben Fetzer

In comparing mold remediation companies you must consider factors beyond price or the name of the company. Watch the video below to listen to the inside industry information from the local trusted mold expert, Ben Fetzer. Where he discussions a first-hand account of watching a local mold remediation company cross-contaminates a customer’s home with mold
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DIY Method to Clean Off Mold on the Walls
August 17, 2017 Commercial,DIY Tips,Drywall,House Mold,Mold Removal Ben Fetzer

Taking care of our homes is something we all make a priority. One of the things that may be missing from your to-do list, however, is checking for mold on the walls. The mold may be growing in your walls away from where you can see and affecting the health of your family and the
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School Mold: Could Your Child Be Affected?
August 9, 2017 Commercial,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

The recipe for mold is really simple: moisture + time + materials. Mold loves moisture, so poor ventilation, leaky roofs, and pipes must be avoided in schools at any cost. Mold can grow on wood, carpet, vinyl, drywall, concrete, paper, insulations, and pretty much anywhere slight moisture is present. Even indoor areas that have not
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Drywall Mold: 3 Reasons Why It’s a Big Deal
August 3, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,Drywall,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Every house you enter has been made with roughly the same type of materials; cement, wood, metal, and drywall. Drywall is found in the bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and offices of our homes and drywall mold is found in just as many places. Mold loves drywall! Top 3 Characteristics that Make Drywall Mold a Substantial
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Tips for Buying or Selling a House with Mold
July 19, 2017 About Mold,House Mold,Real Estate Ben Fetzer

Did you plan to sell your house and suddenly encountered mold? Are you worried it might hinder your selling process? Are you looking to purchase a house and you are concerned about mold being hidden either purposefully or subsequently? Well, the reality of a house with mold is inevitable. They grow and prosper anywhere they
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Concrete Mold: Including Non-Porous Surfaces
July 5, 2017 About Mold,Basement,Commercial,Foundation,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Do your basement walls have black on mold on concrete? If you are a homeowner in the Kansas City metro area you know all too well how concrete mold can easily become a problem. Most of us, Kansas Citians, have to had to fight the battle of leaky foundations and frequent floor drain backups. Dealing
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The #1 Tip to Prevent Basement Mold
video June 27, 2017 About Mold,Basement,House Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Prevent Basement Mold with 1 Simple Step Mold prevention is a priority for every homeowner, especially for our customers in the Kansas City metro area. We could get into all types of technicality and maintenance tips, on how to prevent basement mold. However, we know that you are busy and you need simplicity. Out of
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Found Mold in Retail Store of KC Metro Mall
June 20, 2017 Commercial,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Removal,News Ben Fetzer

Mold in Retail Store Resolved After National Chain Contracted Fresh Start’s Professional Mold Remediation Services Not long ago we were contracted to perform a mold remediation project. Because they had found mold in a retail store at a local metro mall. Resulting from substantial water damage in the back storage room. There was quite a
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7 Reasons to Purchase an Air Purifier
June 8, 2017 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Top Reasons to Use an Air Purifier Do you want to clear the air in your home, but you are perplexed whether it is needed or not? Are you confused about what air purifier to choose? When is an air purifier a priority for my health?  It is very much likely that there are subtle
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Carpet Mold: A Surface Approach Won’t Do
May 31, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,DIY Tips,House Mold,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

Carpet Mold is a common problem, especially in our Kansas City area where we have lots of basements, foundation issues, and heavy rainfalls. Most noticeably during times when there is a lot of rainfall, we see a lot of homes with leaks. Where the carpet is saturated and sometimes not discovered for some time. When Efforts
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Basement Mold: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know
April 26, 2017 About Mold,Basement,House Mold,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

Why is Basement Mold So Common? Basement mold is a very common problem throughout the Kansas City Metro Area. Where sudden rainfalls, foundation leaks, and shifting soil are common. Kansas City residents are all too familiar with the horrendous drainage backups. It seems that most homeowners in our area have experienced some form of water damage.
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Bathroom Mold: Could be What’s Stinking
March 28, 2017 About Mold,Bathroom,Commercial,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Does Your Bathroom Have Mold? Our bathrooms are one of the top 10 places mold grows in our homes. Because bathrooms are often the place in our house where moisture lingers the longest. Especially the bathroom ceiling mold is common. Steam from a hot shower on the walls, water on the floor when your kids
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Award-Winning Customer Service
January 30, 2017 About Mold Ben Fetzer

Award-Winning Customer Service for the Last 7 Years! At Fresh Start, we are proud to announce that we have received the Angie’s List Super Service Award; for the 7th year in a row!  We are proud of our award-winning customer service. Voted for an award for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and now 2017!  We are
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