Category: House Mold

September: Mold Awareness Month
September 1, 2019 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

September is Mold Awareness Month As we begin September, Mold Awareness Month, we want to take a moment and review the basics about mold! Mold is a black, green, purple, white or orange fungus that forms due to the presence of moisture. They can be found both in houses and outside of them. Mold reproduces
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8 Warning Signs When Buying a Fixer Upper
July 15, 2019 House Mold,Real Estate,Top Articles,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

Fixer-upper houses are a big business today. The seller buys a property, probably on auction at a lower price, spruces it up and resells it at a profit. The demand for such houses is on the rise since they come across as easy to buy, cheap and less time-consuming. However, you need to be alert
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Yuck! What type of mold is that!
July 1, 2019 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality Ben Fetzer

If you didn’t know it already, your home has mold spores in it. It does not matter if you are diligent at cleaning or not. Spores get in through the ventilation in your home or are carried in on your shoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that there may be tens or
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Vinegar and Baking Soda: The Smell Lifters
June 23, 2019 House Mold Ben Fetzer

When water goes places it shouldn’t, mold and mildew happen. The by-product of this unfortunate incident is a smell that may not make a person gag, but it is difficult to inhale and definitely unpleasant. It is a lingering, earthy, rotten scent that permeates everything it contacts. Regular cleaning products don’t cut it when it
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Using Your Five Senses to Detect Mold
June 13, 2019 About Mold,House Mold Ben Fetzer

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states: “If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal.” If you detect mold by sight or smell, then it’s safe to say you have a
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Why You Should Renovate Your Home in Winter
January 22, 2019 Construction,House Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Winter is a season of rest and a day that most people look forward to. In the season, we experience long dark nights. Probably with snow and chilly mornings. Where we all want to grab a blanket and a cup of coffee on the couch. During these few months, most workers take time off to
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5 Tips for Insulating Your Home this Fall
October 17, 2018 Attic,Fall,House Mold,Insulation,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Insulating your home is an important item to review each fall to ensure your home is operating at the most optimal efficiency. Most of us think improving the efficiency of our home is expensive. Often it’s the least expensive insulating options are missing. However, yield incredible benefits. It is common for us to walk into
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Top 5 Toxic Household Items We Use Every Day
October 7, 2018 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality Ben Fetzer

Using everyday toxic household items. However, we never consider that they could produce toxins for our indoor air environment. We are learning more about the negative effects of these toxins every year. And the negative effects on our physical bodies. Because with crafty branding and nice product packaging many times it can be deceiving what
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Severe Water & Mold Damage in Luxury Home
video July 27, 2018 About Mold,House Mold,Luxury Homes,Mold Removal,Videos Ben Fetzer

Water and mold damage is never a fun topic and most assume that water and mold damage only occurs in dilapidated homes. However, in regions like the Kansas City metro area, we see water and mold damage in all types homes, including high-end luxury homes that are commonly found in Mission Hills, Overland Park, Leawood, Loch
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3 Primary Risks with Buying Renovated Homes
July 19, 2018 House Mold,Real Estate Ben Fetzer

Buying renovated homes can be an exciting experience. Knowing that all of the renovations have been completed and all you need to do is move-in is always an attractive benefit when considering a home to purchase. However, over the years flipped and renovated homes have become common especially among young adults. It is no doubt
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New House Mold Mess: Dreams Into Nightmares
June 26, 2018 Construction,House Mold,Luxury Homes,Real Estate Ben Fetzer

The worst nightmare for anyone and their dream home is discovering new house mold problems. Many times people buy a new house so they have don’t have to worry about problems. Knowing they have the assurance of a warranty. Unfortunately, all too common we are seeing homeowners of new houses deal with nightmare problems. Contractors
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Top 3 Home Inspection Failures
June 12, 2018 House Mold,Real Estate,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

Home inspections are the most critical part of every real estate transaction. As buyers, the information contained within a home inspection can make or break the deal.  Also, properties that tend to have problems AFTER purchase are ones that were flipped, rehabbed or a fixer-upper”. Because the focus was first placed on beautification vs. long-term
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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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Green Mold Hidden in Attic
video March 14, 2018 About Mold,Attic,House Mold,Videos Ben Fetzer

Green Mold in Attic Storage Space Green mold in attic storage is a nightmare for any homeowner. We all use our attics to throw things we don’t want to deal with or only use once a year. With attics being rarely accessed, it makes it a prime location for green mold or any other form of
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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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Top 3 Ways to Save on Home Repairs
February 7, 2018 House Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Home Repairs: 3 Strategies Can Save You Thousands Home repairs can be a hassle to any homeowner. The excitement of remodeling can be quickly deflated with surprise cost, poor contractors, and delays. Here are a few tips on how to save you money and headache. 1. Contract Home Repairs During Winter Months The cold season
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