RTK Environmental: Trusted Mold, Lead, Soil, Water Indoor Air Quality & Asbestos Testing In Connecticut Homes & Businesses For 25 Years

Four out of five homes contain at least one environmental hazard that can affect your health. Whether you’re concerned about your home or workplace, RTK can help you do something about it.

For 25 years, homeowners, businesses, insurance adjusters, commercial property owners, and real estate professionals throughout Connecticut, including Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, and Windham counties, have relied on RTK for all of their environmental testing needs.

Using state-of-the-art technology and adhering to the latest standards, our inspectors will discuss your concerns, and then thoroughly examine your property – the physical structure, indoor air, water supply, and outside soil – for the presence of mold, lead, asbestos, radon, and other environmental hazards.

RTK Saves You From Unnecessary Repairs

Because RTK’s business is limited to only testing and consulting – not remediation – you can be confident our assessment will be accurate and unbiased. If we find a problem, you hire a separate remediation firm, an industry best practice. Then, we’ll return to make sure the job was done right, and tell you how to avoid more problems in the future. This approach can save you thousands in unnecessary repairs.

Based in Stamford and serving all of Connecticut, RTK Environmental Group leads the field of environmental testing and consulting. Company professionals are certified, licensed, and fully insured.

Connecticut Mold Testing Services

Calling RTK is the first step in getting rid of an indoor mold problem. Here’s why you should have your home or business tested:

Mold spores, when inhaled, can cause serious health issues, including asthma, chronic allergies, headaches, fatigue, skin rashes, throat and eye irritations, wheezing, and many respiratory problems. When mold is disturbed, it can release spores into the air to seed new colonies, causing cross contamination. Mold can be caused by any number of water- or moisture-related issues, including ice dams, roof leaks, basement flooding, burst pipes, poor drainage, and high humidity. Often, mold hides behind walls and ceilings, so unless you test for mold, you may not know that a problem exists.

Toxic mold is more dangerous than ordinary mold because its spores contain poisonous mycotoxins. To be safe and to protect your family, ask or hire a professional to locate and identify the mold in your home or business.

Connecticut Certified Lead Inspection

Book a lead inspection before renovating, remodeling, or buying/leasing a home built prior to 1978. Lead poisoning is the #1 preventable childhood disease in the United States. Children can easily ingest household lead because it can be present all around them — in paint chips, tap water, dust, and soil.

Nearly 80% of the homes in Connecticut were built before 1978, the year lead paint was banned for residential use, which means many beautiful older homes and farms may still contain lead paint on their surfaces. Lead dust can accumulate over time or be disturbed during a renovation. Before you risk exposing your family to lead, find out if a hazard exists.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, home test kits are not always accurate. So keep your family safe – hire an expert. Before hiring a contractor or professional, ask if they are certified in lead-safe work practices to protect your family’s health.

CT Asbestos Inspection & Testing

Asbestos is dangerous to human health. Even inhaling a few asbestos fibers can cause lung cancer. Contact us immediately before renovating property built before 1980. Our asbestos inspectors, project designers, and management planners are licensed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and certified under the federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act. We can expertly locate any asbestos in your home and monitor asbestos removal.

Our approach is to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive site survey to identify asbestos-containing materials.
  • Provide asbestos bulk, air, and soil sampling.
  • Provide a detailed report identifying the location, quantity, and condition of asbestos-containing materials.
  • Prepare an asbestos prioritization plan in cases when removal of all asbestos-containing materials is not possible.
  • Develop an asbestos abatement plan for use by the third-party abatement company you select.

To make sure your asbestos issue has been resolved, we can conduct an asbestos clearance test to see if all asbestos fibers have been cleaned up to meet EPA standards.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

Most indoor air pollution is caused by common office or household products and furnishings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that indoor levels of many pollutants may be 25 to 100 times higher than outdoor levels. What’s in the air you breathe every day?

RTK Environmental Group can find out if there are dangerous levels of chemicals in your home or office building, including radon, carbon monoxide, nicotine, off-gassing from carpets or furniture, and particles from furnaces and wood-burning stoves. We also can test for common asthma triggers such as dust mites and insect cells, and causes of Sick Building Syndrome.

Our customized investigations will determine the root cause of your specific health hazard or air quality problem. We will provide a detailed report with recommendations on how to resolve your environmental issues. Once remediation is completed, we can verify that the situation was successfully resolved. Since our practice is strictly limited to environmental testing and consulting – never remediation – you’re assured of an accurate and unbiased assessment.

Moisture problems in buildings were linked to changes in building construction practices during the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Some of these changes have resulted in buildings that are tightly sealed, but may lack adequate ventilation, potentially leading to moisture buildup. (EPA)

How RTK Environmental Group keeps you safe while we’re in your home or workplace.

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