Category: Rental Properties

Reduce Lawsuit Risk by Hiring Mold Pros
March 8, 2019 Commercial,Mold Removal,Real Estate,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

Professional mold removal is necessary, especially if there is a risk of a lawsuit. Mold spores can be found just about anywhere. They can enter a building on the shoes or clothing of a person and spread no matter what precautions you take. It’s life, and it’s moldy. However, mold isn’t a problem unless it
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Kansas City’s Rental Inspection Ordinance Pt.2
video December 26, 2018 Commercial,Mold Testing,Rental Properties,Videos Ben Fetzer

Some More Thoughts about Kansas City’s New Rental Ordinance Video Transcription: Hey everybody, I’m Ben Fetzer here in Kansas City with Fresh Start Restoration. Wanting to do a quick video. It’s a nice cloudy day here in Kansas City. Starting to rain a little bit. Um, I have some. I wanted to just throw out
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Step-by-Step Guide for Smoke Odor Removal
October 3, 2018 Commercial,Indoor Air Quality,Real Estate,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

Smoke odor removal is common to need in rental properties, renovated properties, fire restoration, and vehicles. No need to worry there are simple smoke odor removal techniques that you can use to get rid of the bad smells. Here are some practical steps depending on the level of smoke damage you are trying to remedy:
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Kansas City’s Rental Inspection Ordinance Pt.1
August 16, 2018 Commercial,News,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

This morning we are going to talk about a recent ordinance passed by Kansas City voters. This new ordinance is a rental inspection ordinance which requires the city to inspect rental properties. This ordinance also allows tenants the ability to contact city officials about problems with their rental properties. This particular ordinance is very controversial
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Stories of Toxic Black Mold in Overland Park, KS
June 5, 2018 Mold Symptoms,News,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

The Most Common Cause of Mold in Overland Park’s High-End Homes Toxic black mold in Overland Park homes and apartments is common. Most often caused by elevated humidity, leaking concrete roofs, and condensation on cathedral ceilings. Also, drain backups, and an insufficient amount of ventilation in the attic. These are the most common causes of mold
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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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Do Mold Sniffing Dogs Work?
November 29, 2017 About Mold,Mold Removal,Mold Testing,Real Estate,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

Have you heard phrases like “a dog’s nose works better than the cutting-edge technology” or “a mold sniffing dog is trusted and proven”? We are going to dive into the claims of mold sniffing dogs today. Let’s review some of the questions our mold experts ask. When considering a “new mold trend” and the results
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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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Downtown KC High-Rise Basement Flooded
April 15, 2014 About Mold,Basement,Commercial,News,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

Middle of the Night Call for a Downtown Kansas City High Rise Building’s Basement Flooded. Due to a City Construction Project on the Street in Front of the Luxury Condominium When a large commercial building’s basement flooded in a matter of minutes, it was all hands on deck. The basement flood occurred due to a
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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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