Who Is Most At Risk??
"I Have Black Mold..."
Often the calls that we field at SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties include some variation of this start to a sentence. "Black mold" has certainly received the most coverage and thus has impressed itself most strongly in most home and business owners' minds; however, there are many different types of mold that have a black coloration. In fact, mold comes in many different sizes, shapes, and colors. The common theme amongst all, however, is that they do not have a place in your home or business and require professional remediation.
For Your Health...
Once mold is identified in a home or business, the first, most important call should be to SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties, where highly-trained professional technicians are ready to follow a stringent procedure to not only remediate the visually-present mold, but to do so in a way that will prevent its recurrence and cross-contamination.
Those who are most at risk - the ones that you love and want to keep safe - are individuals with suppressed immune systems, compromised health situations, chronic inflammatory lung diseases, and severe allergies. However, there may be adverse effects to even healthy persons and pets. Those most at risk include:
- Infants & children
- Pregnant women
- The elderly
- People with compromised respiratory systems or asthma and allergies
- People with weakened immune systems
Long Story, Short...
If you believe that there may be mold growth in your home or business, based on visual evidence or even just an odor - don't hesitate to call SERVPRO of Columbia, Montour & Sullivan Counties. There are many "wrong" ways to deal with mold, but we are trained to handle it the right way - to keep your home or business safe, healthy, and clean for all!