Category Archives: Flooding & Water Damage

Inside Edition Video: What Do You Do After A Hurricane?

Hurricanes and storms can be devastating. Inside Edition interviews RTK Environmental Group about what to do in the event that you have flooding and water damage during and after a hurricane, how to minimize mold growth, and what the proper steps are in testing and remediation. Additionally, there are several things to know about rebuilding, which you may not be aware of, like getting proper mold and environmental testing completed after remediation so that you have the proper paperwork for insurance companies and future real estate transactions. https://youtu.be/UyUf3q4XJAo For more storm related information, please visit: http://rtkenvironmental.com/portfolio/before-the-storm/ http://rtkenvironmental.com/portfolio/after-the-storm/ http://rtkenvironmental.com/portfolio/insurance-claims/    .
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Help! Black Mold is Creeping Up My Walls!

Q. I have black mold growing up the walls in my basement Can I remove mold myself? – Nancy K., White Plains, NY

A. First, it’s important to keep in mind that mold — in any form — can be harmful to your health.

So all of your mold must be removed. And there lies the problem: The mold growing on your walls is easy to see, but most of the mold growing in homes is hidden. The only way to pinpoint where it is lurking is with mold testing. (In our next blog post, we will discuss do-it-yourself mold testing kits vs. professional mold testing.) So yes, may be able to remove visible mold, but without professional testing, you won’t know how serious the problem really is.

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