Category: House Mold

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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Are Home Warranties Worth Having?
October 21, 2016 House Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

What You Need to Know About Home Warranties Every homeowner has probably been in the moment of contemplation and reasoning. Wondering if a home warranty was worth the expense? Even new home buyers will be faced with the same decision after their first-year warranty expires. Unfortunately, there is not a clear yes or no answer
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Mold Fall Allergies – How to Survive the Season
October 12, 2016 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Surviving the Sneezin Season of Mold Fall Allergies Do you find yourself dreading the change of seasons from summer to fall? Because you’re about to struggle with allergies. While everyone around you seems to be excited about the weather getting cooler, warm sweaters, hot drinks and the gorgeous colors of fall, you wish summer would
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Homeowner’s $100 Ignored Repair Costs $30,000
September 21, 2016 Basement,House Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

A homeowner in Overland Park contracted our services after discovering mold in their basement. They had a persistent problem with a floor drain over the last year. Which initially started off small so the ignored repair seemed innocent. A Fresh Start Story: Customer Ignored Repair less than $100 that Resulted in Costly Repairs Due to
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Will Buying a Mold House Save You Money?
August 29, 2016 House Mold,Mold Removal,Real Estate Ben Fetzer

How You Can Save Money When Buying a Mold House Yes, mold does cost money to repair. Does saving money from a problem peak your interest? We have helped many homeowners do exactly that. By knowing a few tips and tricks; you can legitimately increase your net worthwhile at the same time solve a mold
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5 Important Home Maintenance Items for Fall!
September 9, 2014 Fall,House Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Making Home Maintenance for Fall Simple This is a simple five-step process for fall home maintenance. No this is not a long list of items of recommended home maintenance items that you know will never get done. At Fresh Start, we know that your time is precious and we want to cut through all of
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Is Your Home Covered? Insurance Problems
August 5, 2014 About Mold,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Having Insurance Problems with Claims Not Being Covered? It seems that insurance problems are a more common complaint we hear from homeowners.  Because in our industry of water damage and mold removal, we deal with a lot of insurance problems and insurance companies.  They all have their quirks and different level of difficulties.  However, there
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12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home
June 4, 2014 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

Yes, you can improve indoor air quality with simple tips. Because problems within your home or office building can occur from moisture, insects, pets, appliances, radon, materials in cleaning products, furnishings, smoke, and many other sources. Also, indoor air quality can affect your life from minor annoyances to major health risks. There are a variety
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Sewer Backup Causes Nasty Property Damage
April 20, 2014 About Mold,Commercial,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Sewer backup damage is the most undesirable water damage that can happen in your home or office. Furthermore having a professional doing the cleanup and restoration work for you can save you time and ensure the health of your family, employees, and patrons. Do not try to experiment or complete the cleanup on your own.
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A Landlord’s Flat Roof Leak Nightmare
April 15, 2014 About Mold,House Mold,Mold Removal,Rental Properties,Roof and Gutters Ben Fetzer

A Roof Leak from the Pit of Hell One spring evening a customer called the Fresh Start office and spoke with a 24/7 on-call technician. About investigating a roof leak at one of her rental properties in Kansas City. She had already had several occurrences of the roof leaking. However, she never worried about it.
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