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… Read More »Local Mold Biz Cross-Contaminates Customer’s Home
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… Read More »DIY Method to Clean Off Mold on the Walls
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… Read More »Drywall Mold: 3 Reasons Why It’s a Big Deal
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… Read More »Tips for Buying or Selling a House with Mold
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.… Read More »4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Vacation
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… Read More »Concrete Mold: Including Non-Porous Surfaces
Prevent Basement Mold with 1 Simple Step Mold prevention is a priority for every homeowner, especially for our customers in the Kansas City metro area. We could get into all types of technicality and maintenance tips, on how to prevent basement mold. However, we know… Read More »The #1 Tip to Prevent Basement Mold
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… Read More »7 Reasons to Purchase an Air Purifier
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… Read More »Carpet Mold: A Surface Approach Won’t Do
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… Read More »Basement Mold: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know
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… Read More »Bathroom Mold: Could be What’s Stinking
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.… Read More »Are Home Warranties Worth Having?
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… Read More »Mold Fall Allergies – How to Survive the Season
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… Read More »Homeowner’s $100 Ignored Repair Costs $30,000
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… Read More »Will Buying a Mold House Save You Money?
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… Read More »5 Important Home Maintenance Items for Fall!
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… Read More »Is Your Home Covered? Insurance Problems
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… Read More »12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home
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… Read More »Sewer Backup Causes Nasty Property Damage
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… Read More »A Landlord’s Flat Roof Leak Nightmare