Category: Top Articles

4 Crucial Tips for Hiring a General Contractor
July 20, 2019 Commercial,Real Estate,Top Articles,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

When deciding to start a new construction project, it is important sure that you choose the best general contractor for the job. The contractor will determine how your project will turn out. It is therefore important to know how to select a contractor who will deliver the best service to you. Here are a few
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8 Warning Signs When Buying a Fixer Upper
July 15, 2019 House Mold,Real Estate,Top Articles,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

Fixer-upper houses are a big business today. The seller buys a property, probably on auction at a lower price, spruces it up and resells it at a profit. The demand for such houses is on the rise since they come across as easy to buy, cheap and less time-consuming. However, you need to be alert
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4 Mold-Resistant Materials that Prevent Mold
April 19, 2019 Construction,Prevent Mold,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

1. Drywall You may have heard of green board, which is often used in basements or bathrooms where moisture can be present. It is cheaper than mold-resistant drywall and less effective. If you really want to inhibit mold growth, invest in mold-resistant materials like drywall. It is not a guarantee that it will be mold-free,
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Air Duct Cleaning: How to Breathe Easier
December 4, 2018 Commercial,HVAC,Indoor Air Quality,Property Maintenance,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

How Air Duct Cleaning Makes Breathing Easier Air duct cleaning is a high priority for ALL our jobs! Clean air is an essential requirement for all human beings. That’s the reason why we have proper venting systems to allow air in and out of buildings and homes. However, many times we don’t even consider that
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When Premium Gutters Are a Facade of Beauty
video November 7, 2018 Construction,Luxury Homes,News,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Roof and Gutters,Top Articles,Videos Ben Fetzer

The Faulty Nature of Premium Gutters Premium gutters are a common item on the luxury homes we service in the Kansas City metro area. We have noticed a common trend with many premium gutters. Especially some of the more luxurious “minimalist” designs. For example, we just completed a mold remediation project on a luxury home in
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Top 3 Home Inspection Failures
June 12, 2018 House Mold,Real Estate,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

Home inspections are the most critical part of every real estate transaction. As buyers, the information contained within a home inspection can make or break the deal.  Also, properties that tend to have problems AFTER purchase are ones that were flipped, rehabbed or a fixer-upper”. Because the focus was first placed on beautification vs. long-term
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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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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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New Construction Mold: A Risk to New Homes
video September 19, 2017 About Mold,Construction,House Mold,Real Estate,Top Articles,Videos Ben Fetzer

New Construction Mold: Preventing Indoor Air Problems New construction mold is not extremely common but it does happen for a couple of reasons. One of the main reasons is that wet or damp materials are used to construct the building and are never properly dried.  A few years ago we encountered a new building with mold all over the freshly
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School Mold: Could Your Child Be Affected?
August 9, 2017 Commercial,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms,Top Articles Ben Fetzer

The recipe for mold is really simple: moisture + time + materials. Mold loves moisture, so poor ventilation, leaky roofs, and pipes must be avoided in schools at any cost. Mold can grow on wood, carpet, vinyl, drywall, concrete, paper, insulations, and pretty much anywhere slight moisture is present. Even indoor areas that have not
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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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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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