Mold Testing Services and Mold Inspection
Mold Testing – Keep Your Home and Business Healthy
A common misconception is that only dirty houses or buildings get mold; clean and tidy homes and businesses are spared. The truth is that mold can be present anywhere, in any type of home, office, or building. Often the occupants don’t know they have a mold problem, and are suffering serious health consequences. That’s why mold testing is so important. RTK Environmental Group is a top-rated mold testing company that services the tri-state area. We provide mold testing for homes and businesses.
Mold Can Cause Illness
Mold spreads spores that can make you sick, including triggering asthma attacks and other respiratory issues. Black mold can be extremely toxic. A spot of mold the size of a dime contains approximately 500,000 spores. A mold issue in one room can lead to a whole building problem, as spores can easily travel through general air currents and HVAC systems and cross-contaminate the premises quickly. Through expert mold testing, our certified mold inspectors can help you discover what’s causing mold growth in your home or business.
Mold sickness can cause sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, nose and throat, cough and postnasal drip, wheezing, rashes, and more. If you think you’ve been exposed to mold in your home or workplace, call us to schedule a consultation today.
When Should You Test for Mold?
- If you smell a musty odor or see mold
- After a flood, leak, or sewage back-up
- If people or pets are experiencing allergy-like symptoms
- Before you perform mold remediation
- If a basement, attic, or other area is damp
- Before purchasing or selling any home or property, especially if suspect mold was found during a home inspection
- If an ice dam has formed on your roof and leaked into your home or workplace
No Conflict of Interest
Because RTK Environmental Group only does mold testing and mold inspection and not mold remediation, our results are unbiased and accurate. We don’t invent or exaggerate mold issues in the hopes of making money on the remediation. New York is one of several states that has made it illegal to test for and remediate mold on the same job – you must hire two separate companies.
Test for Mold Before You Remediate
If you suspect you have mold, the first thing you should do is call an independent mold testing company – one that does not conduct mold removal or mold remediation. Why is this important? Because you want an honest answer. Once RTK performs unbiased testing, we will provide you with an outline for mold removal, so you can choose a reputable remediation company to implement the plan. Ask about their certifications, insurance and licensing, as well as how long they’ve been in business. You may even want to ask for references from the mold remediation company.
Clear Mold Reporting and Answers
In addition to finding the mold, the experts at RTK Environmental Group are able to analyze it and determine what type of mold it is and how much of a potential health hazard it is to you and your family. Since we provide you with a blueprint for remediation, you can then make a more informed decision regarding mold remediation and what to do about your mold problem. Once the remediation is complete, RTK will come back to conduct clearance testing to ensure the mold was removed properly.
Mold Testing Service Areas
RTK Environmental Group provides mold testing services throughout the tri-state region, including southern New York, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester County, Rockland County, Orange County, Putnam County, as well as all of Connecticut, Fairfield County, Stamford, Hartford, and northern New Jersey.
If you suspect mold in your home, call us at 800.392.6468.
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For More Information on Mold Testing and Mold Inspection:
- ABOUT INDOOR MOLD
- ABOUT BLACK MOLD
- FIND OUT WHEN TO TEST
- LEARN ABOUT THE RTK APPROACH TO MOLD
- MOLD SYMPTOMS
- A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MOLD