Tag: mold prevention

What are Optimal Conditions for Mold Growth?
September 7, 2020 About Mold,Cause Mold,House Mold,Residential,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

Looking at news articles about mold infestations in institutional buildings like hospitals and universities can be alarming. People have died from health conditions that worsened due to mold exposure. Yet, many people don’t know the optimal conditions for mold growth. Understanding where mold likes to grow is the best way to prevent it from growing
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Mold Doesn’t Grow on Bricks? Not True.
August 24, 2020 About Mold,Mold,Property Maintenance,Residential Ben Fetzer

Some people believe that bricks are a mold-proof building item, but this is not the case. Although bricks are not that porous and don’t have the organic matter necessary for mold to feed, they can develop mold issues. This is because of other materials that can build up on the brick surfaces. Technically, mold doesn’t
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Kitchens High-Risk for Mold Infestation
July 27, 2020 House Mold,Kitchen,Prevent Mold,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

The kitchen is one of the easiest in-sight places to have a mold infestation because of plumbing and appliances that can collect mold without being too obvious. You may be a very tidy person, but mold capitalizes in any neglected place, and there are many opportunities for that neglect in the kitchen.   Where to Look
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Fresh Air or Mold Risk with Windows Open?
May 22, 2020 About Mold,House Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Residential,Siding and Windows,Where Mold Grows Ben Fetzer

It doesn’t matter where you live in the U.S., there are going to be some days when you wish you could open the windows. That’s because there’s nothing like fresh air, but when you open the windows, you let in everything that comes with it. That’s why you may have a mold risk with your
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Waterproofing for Mold Prevention
April 4, 2020 About Mold,Cause Mold,Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

When you are looking to prevent or resolve a mold problem, you must reduce moisture. This can be difficult if your building has not been waterproofed. Waterproofing is commonly performed on roofs, walls, and ceilings where there is the potential for water to enter. Once you have waterproofed an area, moisture will not be able
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Mold Prevention
December 29, 2019 Prevent Mold Ben Fetzer

As the New Year approaches, mold is not likely to be a huge consideration on your list of possible resolutions. However, it should be prioritized in 2020 because mold growth can damage the home and cause serious health consequences. Go ahead and keep your diet goals or your goals for major housekeeping overhauls, but include
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Prevent Water Damage in Commercial Buildings
July 12, 2019 Commercial,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance Ben Fetzer

Leaks and flooding can cause water damage in commercial buildings throughout the Kansas City metro area. Resulting in safety issues and a very large bill in order to repair it. Not only can water damage walls and flooring, but it can also cause mold and mildew. This can affect the integrity of the structure, but
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Yuck! What type of mold is that!
July 1, 2019 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality Ben Fetzer

If you didn’t know it already, your home has mold spores in it. It does not matter if you are diligent at cleaning or not. Spores get in through the ventilation in your home or are carried in on your shoes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that there may be tens or
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5 Ways to Prevent Mold This Spring
March 18, 2018 Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Spring Ben Fetzer

5 Easy Maintenance Items to Prevent Mold this Spring Let us help you with ways to prevent mold. With spring comes so many preparations and maintenance items. We wanted to give you a few tips on the top items to address to prevent mold from the heavy rains and humid conditions we have here in
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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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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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Concrete Mold: Including Non-Porous Surfaces
July 5, 2017 About Mold,Basement,Commercial,Foundation,House Mold Ben Fetzer

Do your basement walls have black on mold on concrete? If you are a homeowner in the Kansas City metro area you know all too well how concrete mold can easily become a problem. Most of us, Kansas Citians, have to had to fight the battle of leaky foundations and frequent floor drain backups. Dealing
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The #1 Tip to Prevent Basement Mold
video June 27, 2017 About Mold,Basement,House Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Prevent Basement Mold with 1 Simple Step Mold prevention is a priority for every homeowner, especially for our customers in the Kansas City metro area. We could get into all types of technicality and maintenance tips, on how to prevent basement mold. However, we know that you are busy and you need simplicity. Out of
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12 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality at Home
June 4, 2014 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Symptoms Ben Fetzer

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 minor annoyances to major health risks. There are a variety
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