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Introducing Black Mold, June 20, 2004
This book is an easy read, and I finished it in a few days. Part One - Introduction to Molds explains fungi groups; fungi reproduction; common molds found in buildings; and 'the enemies of mold'. Along the way, Richard Progovitz adds interesting historical facts about mold, such as the discovery of penicillin. I would compare this to an introductory text book, but it's certainly livelier than anything I read in college.
Part Two talks about the health symptoms associated with mold and has a good description of allergic reactions to mold. The book has a good, but general, description of problem molds and some reactions.
Section Three is Molds and the Home. Among the usual culprits for mold, did you know mold can enter your house attached to a pet? I particularly liked Mr. Progovitz' discussion of mold and recreational vehicles, an issue I never considered.
Section Four discussed Mold Remediation Issues. There are plenty of photos showing collection techniques and laboratory testing methods. Mr. Progovitz clearly explains the difference between viable and non-viable testing. He is a strong proponent of borate for mold remediation.
What I never knew about mold., January 12,
I was expecting this book to be very technical and difficult to understand. To my surprise it wasn't. I was amazed at the useful information given about mold and the levels one must take to eliminate it. The author presents his topic in a very concise, logical format, and uses pictures and illustrations to aid the reader's understanding. The book is quick and easy and everyone will find it informative. It is obvious that the author is very knowledgeable about mold and has researched the topic extensively. I definitely recommend this book.
Black Mold Your Health and Your Home,
January 22, 2004
We are a certified mold remediation company. This is an excellent book for the home owner or property manager. If you ever had a water damage and noticed mold growing you need to read this book. It's an easy quick read and very understandable. The author has done a great job. Well worth the price and could save you thousands of dollars in remediation and repairs. Proper mold remediation by a qualified professional can cost from $3,000 to tens of thousands of dollars. It could also cost you your entire house not to mention your health. This book will put you on the right track to making an educated decision on how to proceed if you have mold.
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