Category: House Mold

Temperature Imbalances between Floors of Home
January 17, 2018 House Mold,HVAC,Insulation Ben Fetzer

The Primary Causes of Temperature Imbalances Temperature imbalances and differences between the floors of homes is quite a common and frustrating problem. The notion that the upper level of the house is hot during summers and cold during winters. Compared to the lower level is due to poorly designed houses. The differences in temperature between
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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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Kitchen Mold: Contaminating Your Clean Space
December 13, 2017 About Mold,House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Kitchen Ben Fetzer

Are you concerned that you may have a kitchen mold? For most people, the kitchen is the top priority for cleanliness! Having a sanitary space to prepare food for your family is a must for a healthy home environment. However, a kitchen is also one of the most vulnerable to humidity. Due to the abundant
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Minimalism and Simplifying Your Home
video December 1, 2017 House Mold,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Minimalism and Reasons to Simplify Your Home What is minimalism? It is a new lifestyle that many in our country are starting to embrace….the simple life. The removal of excess for the purpose of greater freedom. Stuff, stuff and more stuff is the name of the game in many American households. There is something about
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Attic Mold: Commonly Overlooked
November 22, 2017 About Mold,Attic,House Mold,Real Estate,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

Attic mold is a common problem within the Midwest. Especially within the Kansas City metro area where we have such drastic weather changes throughout the year. Attic mold can take on many types of mold. But one of the most common is black mold in attics. You have probably heard of the dangers of black
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Crawl Space Mold: A Perfect Storm
October 18, 2017 Attic,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Isn’t it easy to neglect something that is not in front of you every day? Out of sight, out of mind is the primary reason homeowners ignore their crawl space. This can be problematic due to the vulnerability of the space where moisture is likely to settle; thereby making a favorable environment for mold. Even
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5 Practical Tips for Problem Basements
video October 13, 2017 About Mold,Basement,House Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Top Articles,Videos Ben Fetzer

When Problem Basements Can’t Be Repaired In the Kansas City metro, we are have heard or dealt with problem basements. We all desire to repair and maintain our properties to it’s best. However, there are times when the repairs needed to correct the foundation leaks or the drainage problems is far more costly than what
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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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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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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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4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Vacation
July 12, 2017 House Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Home for Vacation 1. Set Thermostat and Lock All Windows Heating and cooling are almost always a home’s largest source of energy use. First of all, adjusting your thermostat is the number one item to prepare your home for vacation. There is no reason to spend money unnecessarily when you’re
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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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