Appointments are made by the call center and distributed via the company's web-based scheduling system to each franchisee, eliminating the cost of office personnel, and making the business truly home-based. The company only gets paid if it schedules appointments for franchisees, making each franchisee's success central to the parent company's interests.
"Anyone who hates children or dogs should avoid our booth," said Allen Castleman, President of 1-800-GOT-MOLD?. "Our company is all about seeking to improve the health of people in mold-affected homes, especially the children. And obviously, we're all about the dogs."
The company's key slogan, "Doing well by doing good," speaks both to the rescued dogs and to the company's mission to improve the lives and health of families plagued by indoor mold growth and ailments caused or aggravated by poor indoor air quality.
According to the US EPA and Centers for Disease Control, mold exposure can cause a wide variety of health problems such as runny nose, nasal congestion, throat irritation, sneezing, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation and skin irritation, difficulty breathing, headaches, nausea, dizziness and fatigue.
Other recent medical research has directly linked mold to asthma, allergies and chronic sinus problems. Anecdotal evidence points to more severe reactions in sensitive individuals. People with a compromised immune system are at risk of serious infections.
Under an exclusive agreement with the Florida Canine Academy (FCA) in Tampa, FL, where Mold Dogs(TM) are developed and trained for mold detection, 1-800-GOT-MOLD
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