How RTK Environmental Helped NBC’s TODAY SHOW Film This Segment on Mold Contractors:
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This morning, NBC’s TODAY SHOW featured an important hidden camera investigation to determine if mold contractors (an industry mostly unregulated) were attempting to rip off unsuspecting homeowners. In March, NBC contacted RTK to help them with their hidden camera investigation.
As an independent testing company with a pristine record, RTK was hired by NBC News (after a thorough vetting) to verify that the test homes used in the segment were mold-free. Although the segment only aired for a few minutes, several hours of thorough testing were performed by RTK to assure (and to document for) producers that the homes in use were free of mold. Filming actually occurred over a period of several days with multiple trips to each location.
The moral of the story is: If your contractor tells you that you have mold without an insisting on performing an independent test, you may be getting ripped off. (Here’s our contact information if you need an independent mold test.)
Buyer beware: It is a conflict of interest for your mold contractor to test your home for mold. You’ll likely save in the long run by hiring an independent testing company to verify a mold condition and to provide your contractor a “blueprint” for the mold remediation process.
Be sure to look for RTK Environmental Group’s Robert Weitz in the video (he’s the tall blonde-haired guy identified as one of the “reputable” testing companies hired by NBC). We’re thrilled to have worked with NBC News on this important piece.