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Adding Climate Control to Prevent Mold
May 9, 2019 Indoor Air Quality,Prevent Mold Ben Fetzer

Mold is a health hazard, and it destroys belongings. Mold remediation can be a big burden to families and businesses that have to wait for it to be eliminated by professionals. However, many mold infestations can be prevented by adding climate control to your structure. Adding Climate Control to Older Properties You think you cannot
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#1 Method to Prevent Mold: Ventilation
May 6, 2019 Prevent Mold Ben Fetzer

New homes are focused on sealing the inside from the outside world. However, this is only a good option to a certain point. Sure, it is good to limit access into the home to bugs, dust, and other pests. But proper ventilation is what keeps a home from becoming an illness incubator. One of the
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Mold Infestation: Charles Tisdale Library
April 26, 2019 Commercial,Mold Removal,News,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

Many people don’t take mold growth seriously, and in Jackson, Mississippi, they are paying the consequences. Unfortunately, in this case, the library did take the mold infestation seriously. But they weren’t able to relocate soon enough to save anything. Now, the entire book collection is lost. For the past few years, the library has been
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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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5 Areas that are Susceptible to Mold Growth
April 12, 2019 Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

All areas of the home are susceptible to mold growth because mold spores are practically everywhere. They come in on the shoes and clothing of people entering and leaving the house, but they don’t have to turn into a problem mold situation. As long as the resident of the home is diligent, they can keep
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What is Oxygen Bleach?
April 7, 2019 About Mold Ben Fetzer

Most people know the smell of chlorine bleach and associate it with cleanliness. It can also be associated with burning eyes and noses, and it can create toxic fumes if mixed with the wrong cleaning ingredient. Oxygen bleach has sodium percarbonate in it (as opposed to chlorine bleach’s sodium hypochlorite). It has many advantages over
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Are Mold Tests Scams? Not if you need one…
March 29, 2019 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Testing Ben Fetzer

Every property owner and resident fears mold in their residence or building. It can cause property and health damage. Yet, mold tests have been given a bad rap because of scammers. You don’t need a mold test, for example, if you can visibly see mold growing. There is no question that there is a mold
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Benefits of Doing Renovation Projects in Winter
March 28, 2019 Construction,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

The peak home renovation seasons traditionally begin in the late spring thru summer. Then again in the fall as homeowners clammer to have their renovation projects completed in time for Christmas.  However, depending on the nature of the project you plan. There are some very compelling reasons why renovating in the winter can be the
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Will Bleach Solve Your Mold Problem?
March 21, 2019 About Mold,Mold Removal Ben Fetzer

Bleach and mold have been a topic of debate over the last 10 years. The discolored spot on your unfinished basement wall has become more of a black patch, and you now realize it is mold. No problem, right? Just get a little bleach and clean it! Wrong! Mold removal is rarely that simple of
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Why Use Respirators When Cleaning Mold
March 14, 2019 DIY Tips Ben Fetzer

Removing mold and cleaning an area of exposure is a safety hazard because the mold spores are stirred up into the air. This can multiply the exposure and put people at a much higher risk for respiratory ailments. This is why mold remediation experts always wear protective gear including gloves and clothing that can be
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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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Can You Get Sick from Mold?
March 1, 2019 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

It is pretty common knowledge that mold is bad for you, but much of the evidence for this is not conclusive because it is difficult to isolate mold as a sole reason for an illness to exist. When people are sick and mold is suspected, there are almost always other variables present that could be
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DIY Steps to Clean Mold Off a Leaky Window
February 22, 2019 DIY Tips,Mold Removal,Siding and Windows Ben Fetzer

If your leaky window sill is covered by drapes or furniture, you may not notice mold until it is a significant problem. You should identify the type of mold before you consider DIY removal, but if you insist on removing it yourself, there are a few precautions you can take to make sure you are
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Dehumidifier Reduces Moisture, Not Mold
February 15, 2019 Indoor Air Quality,Prevent Mold Ben Fetzer

The use of a dehumidifier is becoming a more common practice in commercial buildings to deal with dampness, moisture and water damage. Because black mold is a major health concern when detected. It must be removed. Part of that process is reducing the moisture in the environment, and a dehumidifier is a great option. Don’t
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4 Key Action Steps in a Winter Ice Storm
February 1, 2019 Winter Ben Fetzer

Winter is Not Over Yet! Make Sure You are Prepared for More Winter Ice Storms! A winter ice storm can freeze rains, snow with extremely low temperatures and wild winds. Such conditions may last for a few days therefore for areas like Kansas City, we can experience harsh conditions quickly. Often times, it is instructed
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Foundation Concrete Repair Live Video
video January 29, 2019 Foundation,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Foundation Concrete Repair Video Transcription of Foundation Concrete Repair Hi everybody! Ben Fetzer with Fresh Start Restoration. Sorry, the lighting is so bad and there’s a little bit of noise. I wanted to do a quick plug for a company I’m working with here. This is a Walker or Darryl, Darryl Walker Concrete, a concrete
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Why You Should Renovate Your Home in Winter
January 22, 2019 Construction,House Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Winter is a season of rest and a day that most people look forward to. In the season, we experience long dark nights. Probably with snow and chilly mornings. Where we all want to grab a blanket and a cup of coffee on the couch. During these few months, most workers take time off to
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3 Tips to Prevent Black Mold During Winter
January 15, 2019 Prevent Mold,Winter Ben Fetzer

Mold during winter is a concept that many would never think of as a possibility. Yes, mold growth is less likely to occur in the winter months than during the hot and humid seasons. However, there are many causes of winter flooding and maintenance issues. Hence the reason for elevated moisture in the air even
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6 Ways to Prevent Freezing Pipes this Winter
January 8, 2019 Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Winter Ben Fetzer

Freezing pipes are a common occurrence in the Kansas City area during this time of year. With cold temperatures especially in the winter whereby pipes are exposed to freezing temperatures. When water is in the pipe then it may lead to the expansion of the pipe. In extreme cases, the pipe may crack or burst
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5 Primary Causes of Winter Flooding
January 2, 2019 Cause Mold,Insulation,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Winter Ben Fetzer

Winter flooding may sound like an oxymoron. However, flooding can occur in the winter. When water drainage is altered and the ground is over-saturated with water. Hence large amounts of water remain on the ground for longer periods resulting in winter flooding. The most common areas prone to flooding in a home are the basement
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