Storms That Make You Run to the Basement
September 17, 2014 Comments Off on Storms That Make You Run to the Basement Basement, News, Prevent Mold Ben Fetzer

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 God were coming down and clapping in our bedroom because it was so loud!!! I love these storms!!! There is something so majestic, eerie and beautiful about a big thunderstorm.Unfortunately, these big and even at times beautiful storms can cause water damage in your home!

When the Storms Make You Run for The Basement…Due to Worry, Not for Shelter!

As I looked outside and saw water rushing in the backyard I began to think about how water is such an amazing life-giving source to so many things. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how something so beneficial and beautiful can cause so much damage. Then, I gasped for air as my next thought was “what about the sump pump?”!! I raced downstairs to the basement and with a sign of relief saw everything was working. In my six years of water damage restoration experience, I have witnessed the power and vast damage water can cause. Here, in the Midwest, we have many things that can cause water damage to our homes. Hard rains put major stress on our basements, freezing temperatures test the strength of our pipes and flash flooding is a battle many faces.

I have lived in Kansas City for the last eleven years and have seen many storms, floods and freezing weather hit our area. In our previous article, we discussed the top five home maintenance items to address during the fall. This article outlines maintenance items that will help prevent water damage and mold from developing in your home over the fall and winter months. These maintenance items are important steps in preventing water damage. However, there are times that water damage still occurs in your home. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You just simply need to know the steps to follow and who to call when you need help. These are the steps our certified technicians recommended you follow:

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Ben Fetzer Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of Fresh Start Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. By sharing stories and providing professional tips he gives you the ability to make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 15 years in the cleaning & restoration industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI. His history of high integrity and superior quality has made him a leader in the remediation industry. Thereby giving customers outstanding customer experience! Which has resulted in a long history of consistent 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!