Tag: mold inspections

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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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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Do Mold Sniffing Dogs Work?
November 29, 2017 About Mold,Mold Removal,Mold Testing,Real Estate,Rental Properties Ben Fetzer

Have you heard phrases like “a dog’s nose works better than the cutting-edge technology” or “a mold sniffing dog is trusted and proven”? We are going to dive into the claims of mold sniffing dogs today. Let’s review some of the questions our mold experts ask. When considering a “new mold trend” and the results
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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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When Do You Need a Mold Inspection?
video August 30, 2017 Commercial,House Mold,Mold Testing,Real Estate,Videos Ben Fetzer

Overview of Mold Inspections Mold inspections are many times overlooked by property owners, especially during the critical due diligence periods of inspections when purchasing a new property. Home inspectors are formally trained in the structural and mechanical elements of a property. A thorough home inspector will point out any visible signs of mold, however, they
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Drywall Mold: 3 Reasons Why It’s a Big Deal
August 3, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,Drywall,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Every house you enter has been made with roughly the same type of materials; cement, wood, metal, and drywall. Drywall is found in the bedrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and offices of our homes and drywall mold is found in just as many places. Mold loves drywall! Top 3 Characteristics that Make Drywall Mold a Substantial
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Conflict of Interest: Mold Testing and Remediation
July 21, 2014 Indoor Air Quality,Mold Testing Ben Fetzer

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 is necessary to initiate some renewed conversation about the potential
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