Mold Basics For Beginners (VIDEO)

Matt Risinger talks mold with construction expert Peter Yost

In this episode of “The Build Show”, Matt Risinger talks to Peter Yost, an expert in all things mold. Peter is an expert in a variety of construction topics, from construction waste management and advanced framing to energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and building durability.

Matt Risinger is a builder in Austin, TX whose goal is to educate people on the principles of Building Science in a practical way. Matt builds homes that are dramatically more energy efficient, durable, healthy, and comfortable than most new homes in America. He has a BS in Industrial Management and has worked in construction across the United States. Since 2005 Matt has owned and operated his own company “Risinger & Co.”, which has grown to 27 people. He loves quality craftsmanship and is proud to show off his crew’s efforts on his YouTube channel.

Thanks for sharing your terrific insight and awesome videos Matt.

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What is “black mold”?

According to Moldman USA, a mold removal company, black mold has been used by the media to describe mold that produces toxins. Mold that produces toxins is known as Stachybotrys. Mycotoxins found in some mold are found in Stachybotrys but can be found in other mold. Also, the mold is not always black.