Category: Attic

Air Sealing: Making Attic Insulation Better
video December 11, 2018 Attic,Insulation,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

How to Improve Attic Insulation with Air Sealing Here is a short video from Ben to discuss the benefits of air sealing in an attic space. Taking the time to air seal in addition to adding attic insulation can greatly improve the efficiency of your home. Video Transcription of Air Sealing: Making Attic Insulation Better
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5 Tips for Insulating Your Home this Fall
October 17, 2018 Attic,Fall,House Mold,Insulation,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Insulating your home is an important item to review each fall to ensure your home is operating at the most optimal efficiency. Most of us think improving the efficiency of our home is expensive. Often it’s the least expensive insulating options are missing. However, yield incredible benefits. It is common for us to walk into
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Dealing with a Rodent Infestation in the Attic
video October 10, 2018 Attic,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Rodent infestations have been on a recent incline as winter approaches rodents are beginning to look for a cozy, warm home to ride out the winter….many times in your attic. We have had a recent influx of calls from customers dealing with rodent infestation problems in their attic. At the moment, it seems that squirrels
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Step-by-Step Guide to Decon Rodents from Attic
video September 28, 2018 Attic,Indoor Air Quality,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Rodent decontamination is a messy process! Those little “varmints” can create a lot of damage in a short amount of time. At Fresh Start, we have dealt with our fair share of rodent problems! We have found significant rodent contamination and carnage especially in wall cavities of basements. In addition, our attic insulation installers frequently run
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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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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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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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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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Ice Dams: What Causes Them to Form?
January 10, 2017 Attic,Insulation,Prevent Mold Ben Fetzer

What Causes Ice Dams? Have you been keeping your house warm this winter? We hope so! We hope your house is well-insulated so that none of that heat is slipping out of your house! Having the proper insulation in your attic is an important factor in keeping you and your family warm this winter and
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