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Lead in Newark’s Water – How to Protect Yourself

Lead in Newark’s Water – How to Protect Yourself   The next lead-in-water crisis has hit, and this time it’s close to home. Newark, New Jersey is following in the Flint, Michigan footsteps, and tragedies like these will continue due to the country’s aging water infrastructure. This is leaving us all to wonder, who’s next? The fact is, anyone can have lead in their water, among other contaminants. Where buildings contain older plumbing and fixtures, where there’s a faulty public water supply, and

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Asbestos – What You Need To Know

Asbestos – What You Need To Know The presence of asbestos in any home or premises can become a serious matter that requires professional attention. Our goal is to assist you in understanding and correcting any asbestos issue – from start to finish. No job is too big or too small when the health of your family or employees is at stake. RTK expertly locates any asbestos in your home or workplace. Once the material is completely removed, we’ll verify that your

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Mold vs. Mildew

Mold vs. Mildew Do you know the difference between mold and mildew? For many, that mildew smell may actually be an unhealthy mold problem. What do mold and mildew look and smell like? Molds tend to be green or black, and usually grow underneath the surface of anything that has gotten wet. Its’ texture can be fuzzy or slimy. Mold has a strong, musty odor. Mildew is typically white, gray or yellow and grows on the surface of moist, warm areas. Mildew smells similar

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Fight Mold With These Smart and Easy Tips

Summer is when the mold in your home or business really wakes up. The heat, high humidity, and rainstorms create the perfect conditions for tenacious, unwanted growth to flourish. And if you think mold is just an unsightly nuisance, think again. Once it gets a foothold, mold can wreak havoc on your home or business, and can even be dangerous to your health. Here’s what you should know about it:

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How to Avoid VOCs in New Bedding

How to Avoid VOCs in New Bedding By Amy Highland Modern manufacturing processes can introduce harmful substances into your home. One category—volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—can find their way into the most intimate of spaces—your bedroom. But, there are ways to avoid and keep VOCs down so they don’t interfere with your health or sleep. The Rundown on VOCs VOCs come from organic chemicals that can be used in everything from adhesives, paints, stains, and cleaning and disinfecting agents. During the manufacturing process, bedding

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Top Questions on Lead Answered

Top Questions on Lead Answered You asked, we answered. Here are the top questions and answers on lead, lead paint, and lead poisoning. What is lead poisoning? Lead poisoning can occur when lead, a heavy metal, enters your system. How does that happen? Usually from ingesting or inhaling lead dust, which is generated when lead-based paint is disturbed, or water and soil are contaminated. Unfortunately, lead poisoning can severely affect both one’s physical and mental development, causing lifelong issues. At very high