Category: House Mold

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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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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