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
All About Mold
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?
At no other time in history have air purifiers been more important for good health than now. As our outdoor environment deteriorates so does our indoor environment. With tighter and more energy-efficient homes we have been able to regulate temperature control more effectively. At the… Read More »A Detailed Overview of Air Purifiers
WOW!!! What a storm last night!!! Many times in my life I have heard the reference to clapping thunder and last was one of the few times I have heard it!!! My wife and I sat straight up in bed wondering if the hands of… Read More »Storms That Make You Run to the Basement
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!
How to Choose the Best Air Filter for Your Home We have all have been there; standing at our local home improvement store staring at the vast selection of home air filters. As you reach for the cheap regular fiberglass filter that you can practically… Read More »How to Choose the Best Air Filter for Your HVAC
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… Read More »Sump Pump Failure Cause Water Damage
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
Mold Scam? What to Believe? Producing fear to motivate people is everywhere in our modern society, especially during a mold scam. Unfortunately, it has been determined that people respond to fear. The unethical practice of using fear to motivate people’s decision is an ever-increasing sign… Read More »How to Know When it is a Mold Scam?
Should Mold Testing and Remediation be Done By the Same Company? Here in Kansas City, there are a lot of mold remediation companies. Also, environmental testing companies that are performing both mold testing and remediation services. This topic is still being debated. I feel it… Read More »Conflict of Interest: Mold Testing and Remediation
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… Read More »Bleach Kills Mold – Debunked
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
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… Read More »Downtown KC High-Rise Basement Flooded
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
Equipment Rental for Water and Mold Damage Projects Equipment rental during a water or mold damage project is common. At Fresh Start, we own and operate all of our professional-grade restoration equipment. To reduce humidity. Scrub the air of impurities such as mold spores. So,… Read More »Equipment Rental for Water & Mold Damage