Safe Home Renovations With everyone stuck at home under coronavirus quarantine, many of us are using this opportunity to complete home improvement projects. Whether you are renovating or simply painting, there are precautions you should take to preserve your health. Make sure you don’t disturb any toxic materials, like lead or asbestos, especially if you live in a house built before 1978. Ask yourself these questions before you begin: What type of surfaces and materials will you disturb? Do you have crumbling pipe insulation
Future Keyport Environmental Biotechnologist Heads to Boston College This Fall Congratulations to Joseph Vecchio of Keyport, New Jersey, who is the recipient of the RTK Scholars Award for 2018. Vecchio was chosen from an impressive pool of applicants with remarkable accomplishments in various science-related fields. Vecchio will receive $1,500, which will be applied to his studies at Boston College this fall in his pursuit of environmental biotechnology.
Before buying a home or apartment, ordering a home inspection to detect any leaks, structural issues, and other problems is a no-brainer. But often times, it’s not enough. While an inspector will check hundreds of common items, there may be other issues percolating that are not covered by a standard home inspection.
You may think hiring a professional inspector is just another unnecessary added cost when buying a home, and that you can do it yourself. You’ll flip the light switches, test the stove burners, and take a close look at the paint for chips and cracks. That way, you figure, you can save a few bucks. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Home inspectors do a lot more than you realize and are an important part of the home buying process.
We are thrilled to announce the two winners of RTK Environmental Group’s semi-annual nationwide scholarship contest that supports students who plan to pursue careers in science. Nicholas Bulthuis, an undergraduate student at Loyola University Chicago, won first prize – a $1,000 scholarship – and Dylan Lukas McCloskey, a high school senior in Liberty, Missouri, won second prize – a $500 scholarship – in our competition.
After disasters, insurance companies want quick inspections to avoid Additional Living Expenses (ALE), but it’s important to hire qualified inspection firms. Look for these 4 key qualifications when hiring inspection firms.