How RTK Handles Water and Soil Testing
RTK Environmental Group’s certified experts have been helping property owners stay safe from environmental hazards since 1995.
If you think you might have contaminated water or soil, we can help. Our professionals can test for various environmental hazards, including lead, bacteria, asbestos, VOCs, radon, and PCBs, hazards that can affect your health and the health of your loved ones.
Regular water testing is often overlooked, but is the only way to confirm whether your water supply contains toxins.
Wells are not regulated like the public supply is. And even if it is regulated and comes from a public supply, your pipes and plumbing fixtures may contain lead and other toxins, which can leach into your water. Drinking and bathing in contaminated water causes chronic health issues, hair loss, stomach and joint pain, body numbness, skin rashes, and worse.
Soil contamination can come from a variety of sources, both above and below the ground. Contaminants including lead dust, PCBs, radon, and asbestos settle in your soil, and can be easily transferred to children, pets, and more. Soil testing is important for your health. Test your soil:
- When moving into a new home;
- Before you plant a vegetable garden;
- If you have experienced flooding from a storm;
- If you use compost from a public source;
- If a neighbor has undergone renovation of an older home without following taking proper containment protocol.
Because RTK’s business is limited to testing and consulting, and not remediation, you can be confident our assessment will be unbiased and accurate. Our goal is to identify the hazards in your water or soil; then you hire the remediation firm. We can return afterwards to certify that the job was done correctly and suggest ways to keep the problem from cropping up again.