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Can Mold Destroy a Business? 

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The short answer is yes. Mold can be harmless, think blue cheese. Mold can even be beneficial, as is the case with penicillin. But mold, like black mold, can have a devastating effect if it is in the building where your business is located. Mold is a serious problem that could have serious ramifications for your business.

In 2019 patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital were exposed to the mold Aspergillus. This was not the first time there was an exposure at the hospital, in fact, there had been problems since as far back as 2001. There have been lawsuits in the past and the hospital has had to pay significant amounts of money. The most recent court case, the one that started January 29, 2024 may turn out to be the most costly case yet.

So why should you care about a court case that is literally happening on the other side of the country? You should care because this is just one example of how seriously people take mold exposure. In the Seattle Children’s Hospital case from 2022 a group of plaintiffs were asking for $40 million in compensation. Here in New Jersey there was a $1.8 million verdict in favor of a single Milburn, New Jersey music teacher because of their exposure to mold.

As a business owner, what should you do? If you have any reason to suspect that you might have a mold problem you should, give Mold Solutions by Cowleys a call. There are a few signs that indicate you may have a mold issue in your building. Are people who are in your building frequently having allergy-like symptoms that don’t go away? Do you smell something musty? Have you had issues with leaky pipes? Have you actually seen mold?

If you answered yes to any of those questions the first thing to do is have your location inspected by us. Removing the mold is an important first step, but if you simply remove the mold and don’t use a prevention system there is a very high likelihood that mold will become a reoccurring problem for your business.

In business there is always the concern that any kind of remediation will take a long time and interfere with the workings of the business. Fortunately, this does not have to be the case with us. Due to our mold-polymer patented technology, building material can often be left in place and remediated. This means that unlike in the past when whole walls would need to be torn down and rebuilt, which could take weeks, the remediation can happen in as little as a day, and with no reconstruction necessary!

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