Category: Commercial

4 Crucial Tips for Hiring a General Contractor
July 20, 2019 Commercial,Real Estate,Top Articles,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

When deciding to start a new construction project, it is important sure that you choose the best general contractor for the job. The contractor will determine how your project will turn out. It is therefore important to know how to select a contractor who will deliver the best service to you. Here are a few
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Prevent Water Damage in Commercial Buildings
July 12, 2019 Commercial,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Leaks and flooding can cause water damage in commercial buildings throughout the Kansas City metro area. Resulting in safety issues and a very large bill in order to repair it. Not only can water damage walls and flooring, but it can also cause mold and mildew. This can affect the integrity of the structure, but
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Mold Infestation: Charles Tisdale Library
April 26, 2019 Commercial,Mold Removal,News,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

Many people don’t take mold growth seriously, and in Jackson, Mississippi, they are paying the consequences. Unfortunately, in this case, the library did take the mold infestation seriously. But they weren’t able to relocate soon enough to save anything. Now, the entire book collection is lost. For the past few years, the library has been
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Reduce Lawsuit Risk by Hiring Mold Pros
March 8, 2019 Commercial,Mold Removal,Real Estate,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

Professional mold removal is necessary, especially if there is a risk of a lawsuit. Mold spores can be found just about anywhere. They can enter a building on the shoes or clothing of a person and spread no matter what precautions you take. It’s life, and it’s moldy. However, mold isn’t a problem unless it
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Kansas City’s Rental Inspection Ordinance Pt.2
video December 26, 2018 Commercial,Mold Testing,Rental Properties,Videos Ben Fetzer

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. Um, I have some. I wanted to just throw out
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Air Duct Cleaning: How to Breathe Easier
December 4, 2018 Commercial,HVAC,Indoor Air Quality,Property Maintenance,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

How Air Duct Cleaning Makes Breathing Easier Air duct cleaning is a high priority for ALL our jobs! Clean air is an essential requirement for all human beings. That’s the reason why we have proper venting systems to allow air in and out of buildings and homes. However, many times we don’t even consider that
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Step-by-Step Guide for Smoke Odor Removal
October 3, 2018 Commercial,Indoor Air Quality,Real Estate,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

Smoke odor removal is common to need in rental properties, renovated properties, fire restoration, and vehicles. No need to worry there are simple smoke odor removal techniques that you can use to get rid of the bad smells. Here are some practical steps depending on the level of smoke damage you are trying to remedy:
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Kansas City’s Rental Inspection Ordinance Pt.1
August 16, 2018 Commercial,News,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

This morning we are going to talk about a recent ordinance passed by Kansas City voters. This new ordinance is a rental inspection ordinance which requires the city to inspect rental properties. This ordinance also allows tenants the ability to contact city officials about problems with their rental properties. This particular ordinance is very controversial
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Stucco Siding Causes Water & Mold Damage
May 29, 2018 Cause Mold,Commercial,House Mold,Luxury Homes,Property Maintenance,Siding and Windows Ben Fetzer

Stucco is porous and retains moisture. Hence, it becomes a breeding ground for mold. Stucco siding is a material that is made from cement, water, and lime. It is applied in three coats on top of a lath base. It is used to provide a durable as well as a seamless exterior. If the stucco siding
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Condensation Causes Mold on Cathedral Ceilings
May 11, 2018 About Mold,Cause Mold,Commercial,Drywall,House Mold,Luxury Homes,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

We see a large number of Overland Park homes with mold on cathedral ceilings. Condensation is the primary cause. Most often, it is due to the lack of insulation in the ceiling. The lack of insulation causes warm and cold air to meet and create condensation. The condensation creates mold. Check out both of our
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Headaches Could Be Toxic Indoor Air Quality
April 23, 2018 Commercial,House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Several factors can cause toxic indoor air quality. Radon has been a more recent concern. A radioactive gas found in buildings. Also, carbon monoxide, smoke, molds, allergens, and volatile organic compounds. All these make the air toxic. In the last five years, more and more research indicates that toxic indoor air quality from mold exposure
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Prevalent Issue of Mold in Kansas City Properties
April 17, 2018 About Mold,Commercial,House Mold,News,Real Estate,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

Mold in Kansas City properties is a common headache for owners throughout the metro. The issue of mold, especially in indoor environments is a major challenge. In Kansas City, especially due to the health risks that they pose. Mold, which comes from the fungi kingdom, can present in different forms, for instance, the toxic and the non-toxic
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7 Unusual Places Toxic Mold Grows
March 7, 2018 About Mold,Commercial,House Mold,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

Toxic Mold Grows from Moisture The number one fact we must remember is that toxic mold grows from moisture. Before starting off with any form of mold remediation, it is crucially important to figure out the common places for moisture in your home. How do you start searching for at home? There is a quick
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Concrete Roofs Cause Water & Mold Damage
February 28, 2018 About Mold,Cause Mold,Commercial,House Mold,Luxury Homes,Real Estate,Roof and Gutters Ben Fetzer

Rethinking the Pros & Cons to Concrete Roofs The discovery of mold in your home is a serious health problem for your family and visitors. Concrete roofs are prone to mold growth. Once you discover mold in your home, the problem has been compounding over a long length of time. Concrete roofs are supposed to
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Frozen Pipes Cause Water and Mold Damage
December 27, 2017 About Mold,Cause Mold,Commercial,House Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Winter Ben Fetzer

Frozen pipes can cause lots of damage in a short amount of time. Water expands when it freezes and quickly can create havoc in the most beautiful homes and buildings. This expansion process puts enormous pressure on the pipes. No matter how flexible the pipe material is, it can eventually break. And if it breaks
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Local News: Grocery Stores with Mold
November 1, 2017 Commercial,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms,News,Prevent Mold Ben Fetzer

Kansas City Grocery Stores with Mold It was in January of last year that my phone started going off. With reports of local grocery stores with mold problems. One of our leading grocery store chains; here in the Kansas City metro found themselves dealing with a big mold problem. Out of curiosity, I jumped into my truck
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Window Mold: 3 Steps to Resolve
October 11, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,House Mold,Mold Removal,Siding and Windows Ben Fetzer

What are the Most Common Causes of Window Mold? Are you worried about the regular occurrence of mold on your windows? Is it difficult for you to get rid of the window mold? The occurrence of mold on windows is very common, so it is important to know why and how to resolve. The two
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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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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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