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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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Kansas City’s Rental Inspection Ordinance Pt.2
video December 26, 2018 Commercial,Mold Testing,Rental Properties,Videos Ben Fetzer

Some More Thoughts about Kansas City’s New Rental Ordinance Video Transcription: Hey everybody, I’m Ben Fetzer here in Kansas City with Fresh Start Restoration. Wanting to do a quick video. It’s a nice cloudy day here in Kansas City. Starting to rain a little bit. Um, I have some. I wanted to just throw out
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Air Sealing: Making Attic Insulation Better
video December 11, 2018 Attic,Insulation,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

How to Improve Attic Insulation with Air Sealing Here is a short video from Ben to discuss the benefits of air sealing in an attic space. Taking the time to air seal in addition to adding attic insulation can greatly improve the efficiency of your home. Video Transcription of Air Sealing: Making Attic Insulation Better
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When Premium Gutters Are a Facade of Beauty
video November 7, 2018 Construction,Luxury Homes,News,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Roof and Gutters,Top Articles,Videos Ben Fetzer

The Faulty Nature of Premium Gutters Premium gutters are a common item on the luxury homes we service in the Kansas City metro area. We have noticed a common trend with many premium gutters. Especially some of the more luxurious “minimalist” designs. For example, we just completed a mold remediation project on a luxury home in
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Dealing with a Rodent Infestation in the Attic
video October 10, 2018 Attic,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Rodent infestations have been on a recent incline as winter approaches rodents are beginning to look for a cozy, warm home to ride out the winter….many times in your attic. We have had a recent influx of calls from customers dealing with rodent infestation problems in their attic. At the moment, it seems that squirrels
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Step-by-Step Guide to Decon Rodents from Attic
video September 28, 2018 Attic,Indoor Air Quality,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Rodent decontamination is a messy process! Those little “varmints” can create a lot of damage in a short amount of time. At Fresh Start, we have dealt with our fair share of rodent problems! We have found significant rodent contamination and carnage especially in wall cavities of basements. In addition, our attic insulation installers frequently run
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Downsizing to Reduce Maintenance & Simplify
video September 9, 2018 Property Maintenance,Real Estate,Videos Ben Fetzer

Downsizing and simplification are becoming a more popular discussion over recent years. We see all too often the scenario where homeowners can’t stay on top of their property’s demands for maintenance, cleaning, and repairs. As a result, we see lots of water and mold damage as a result of missed or ignored common maintenance items.
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Summer Mold from HVAC Condensation Line
video August 11, 2018 HVAC,Property Maintenance,Summer,Videos Ben Fetzer

Summer is Still a Time for Mold: HVAC Condensation In this video, Ben Fetzer will discuss the most common summertime cause of mold, HVAC condensation. Also, he speaks about plugged condensation lines. In addition, to plugged lines, we see a common occurrence of mold on drywall surrounding the HVAC lines due to condensation within the
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Severe Water & Mold Damage in Luxury Home
video July 27, 2018 About Mold,House Mold,Luxury Homes,Mold Removal,Videos Ben Fetzer

Water and mold damage is never a fun topic and most assume that water and mold damage only occurs in dilapidated homes. However, in regions like the Kansas City metro area, we see water and mold damage in all types homes, including high-end luxury homes that are commonly found in Mission Hills, Overland Park, Leawood, Loch
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Green Mold Hidden in Attic
video March 14, 2018 About Mold,Attic,House Mold,Videos Ben Fetzer

Green Mold in Attic Storage Space Green mold in attic storage is a nightmare for any homeowner. We all use our attics to throw things we don’t want to deal with or only use once a year. With attics being rarely accessed, it makes it a prime location for green mold or any other form of
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Minimalism and Simplifying Your Home
video December 1, 2017 House Mold,Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

Minimalism and Reasons to Simplify Your Home What is minimalism? It is a new lifestyle that many in our country are starting to embrace….the simple life. The removal of excess for the purpose of greater freedom. Stuff, stuff and more stuff is the name of the game in many American households. There is something about
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Pest Control: There Are Rodents Among Us
video November 3, 2017 Property Maintenance,Videos Ben Fetzer

If you have water damage and mold, you have a need for pest control. Since rodents and bugs are attracted to wet areas, calling a pest control professional during your basement renovation is always a good idea. Nothing exposes a rodent problem like a basement renovation. It is common for our remediation technicians to find
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5 Practical Tips for Problem Basements
video October 13, 2017 About Mold,Basement,House Mold,Prevent Mold,Property Maintenance,Top Articles,Videos Ben Fetzer

When Problem Basements Can’t Be Repaired In the Kansas City metro, we are have heard or dealt with problem basements. We all desire to repair and maintain our properties to it’s best. However, there are times when the repairs needed to correct the foundation leaks or the drainage problems is far more costly than what
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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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Mold Cost and Comparison
video September 6, 2017 About Mold,Commercial,House Mold,Mold Removal,Real Estate,Videos Ben Fetzer

Mold Cost: What Customers Need to Know! Mold cost is always a top question by customer’s dealing with a mold problem. In this video, Ben will explain how to choose a mold remediation company and the unknown industry tactics to fool you into paying more. Protect your family’s resources and health by educating yourself about
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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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Local Mold Biz Cross-Contaminates Customer’s Home
video August 22, 2017 House Mold,Indoor Air Quality,Mold Removal,News,Videos Ben Fetzer

In comparing mold remediation companies you must consider factors beyond price or the name of the company. Watch the video below to listen to the inside industry information from the local trusted mold expert, Ben Fetzer. Where he discussions a first-hand account of watching a local mold remediation company cross-contaminates a customer’s home with mold
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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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