Category: Property Maintenance

4 Steps to Maintain Your HVAC System?
April 3, 2018 HVAC,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

4 Practical Steps to Properly Maintain Your HVAC System It is crucially important to maintain your home’s HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) units. Otherwise, negligence and low-maintenance can lead to serious consequences. Undoubtedly, household heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are the essential components of any home’s safety, protection, and comfort. Treat these systems right in
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5 Ways to Prevent Mold This Spring
March 18, 2018 Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Spring Ben Fetzer

5 Easy Maintenance Items to Prevent Mold this Spring Let us help you with ways to prevent mold. With springs comes so many preparations and maintenance items. We wanted to give you a few tips on the top items to address to prevent mold from the heavy rains and humid conditions we have here in
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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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Insulating Basement and Crawl Spaces
January 31, 2018 Attic,Basement,Insulation,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

The Benefits of Insulating Basement and Crawl Spaces Adequately insulating basement and crawl spaces are the keys to keeping your feet toasty this winter. Insulating basements and crawl spaces can help warm your feet because the air passes through the crawl spaces and effects the temperature of the floor above. Insulating is one of the most inexpensive
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Organized in 2018: Simple and Efficient Ways
January 10, 2018 Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Getting organized and simplified is a very important step to success throughout the entire year. It is not something that can be done in one day and it takes time as well as proper planning. Forget the idea of taking a day to get organized. Doing a little effort every day is what can make
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Ice Dams: How to Resolve and Prevent
January 3, 2018 Attic,Insulation,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Roof and Gutters,Winter Ben Fetzer

Ice dams are a large mound of ice that forms at the edge of the roof. Ice dams are very common with extreme and sudden temperature drops as we experience in the Kansas City area.  An ice dam can cause significant damage to your roof, attic, and even the interior of your home.  Gutters and downspouts
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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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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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Pest Control: There Are Rodents Among Us
video November 3, 2017 Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

If you have water damage and mold, you have a need for pest control. Since rodents and bugs are attracted to wet areas, calling a pest control professional during your basement renovation is always a good idea. Nothing exposes a rodent problem like a basement renovation. It is common for our remediation technicians to find
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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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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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The #1 Tip to Prevent Basement Mold
video June 27, 2017 About Mold,Basement,House Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

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 that you are busy and you need simplicity. Out of
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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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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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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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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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Sump Pump Failure Cause Water Damage
August 13, 2014 Basement,Cause Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Sump Pump Failure is One of the Top Causes of Water Damage Damage in Basements It’s August in Kansas City but it already is beginning to feel like the beginning of fall with refreshing cool weather and heavy rains starting to come with frequency.  As rains come to our area it’s important for every homeowner to
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Bleach Kills Mold – Debunked
July 20, 2014 Mold Removal,Property Maintenance,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

Bleach Kills Mold…Think Again! For generations, people have believed that bleach kills mold.  The truth is “Bleach only Bleaches Mold’s Color but Antimicrobials Kill Mold”.  Bleach (sodium hypochlorite) is an old and misunderstood chemistry. That has been used for many years to clean up mold in all kinds of applications.  Many people boldly and confidently tell
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