Trusted Mold, Asbestos, & VOC Testing in Southern Massachusetts

Massachusetts Mold TestingDid you know that four out of five homes contain at least one environmental hazard that can affect your health? RTK can help you do something about it. Calling RTK Environmental Group is the first step in getting rid of your unhealthy and unsafe environmental issue.

For nearly 30 years, businesses, homeowners, real estate professionals, and others throughout south central and southwestern Massachusetts, including Springfield, Chicopee, Westfield, Holyoke, Long Meadow, Agawam, Easthampton, and Southbridge, have relied on the professionals at RTK for all their environmental testing needs.

Using state-of-the-art technology and adhering to the latest standards, our inspectors will thoroughly examine your property for the presence of mold, lead, asbestos, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other environmental problems. We also provide specialty testing for less common contaminants, especially for businesses that need to adhere to the highest safety standards, including hospitals, labs, medical offices, and restaurants.

RTK Saves You from Unnecessary Repairs

Because RTK Environmental Group 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. We also use independent labs for sample results. Then, we can return following remediation to make sure the job was done right.

With offices in West Hartford, CT, RTK Environmental Group serves most of south central and southwest Massachusetts and leads the field of environmental testing and consulting. Company professionals are certified, licensed, and fully insured.

Massachusetts Mold Testing Services

Mold can be caused by several factors, including ice dams, water leaks, basement flooding, poor foundation drainage, and pipe breaks. Mold affects health by releasing spores into the air to seed new colonies. When inhaled, mold spores can cause chronic allergies, headaches, fatigue, skin rashes, throat and eye irritations, wheezing, and many respiratory problems. 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, hire a professional to locate and identify the mold in your home or business. RTK is licensed and certified.

Massachusetts Asbestos Testing & Inspection

Renovating or demolishing a building or home built before 1980? Call us first to set up an asbestos inspection. Our asbestos inspectors are licensed under the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards. We can expertly locate any asbestos in your home.

Our approach is to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive site survey to identify asbestos-containing materials.
  • Provide asbestos bulk sampling.
  • Provide a detailed report identifying the location, quantity, and condition of asbestos-containing materials.

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.

VOC and Indoor Air Quality Testing in Massachusetts

Most indoor air pollution is caused by mold or volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, found in common household or office 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 can find out if there are dangerous levels of chemicals in your home or office including VOCs and mold. We also can test for common asthma triggers such as dust mites and insect cells. Our inspectors can also test your commercial property for causes of Sick Building Syndrome, which affects employees and the Massachusetts workforce.

Our customized investigations will determine or rule out the root causes of your specific health hazard or air quality problem. We will provide a detailed report with recommendations on how to resolve your specific 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.

Contact us at 800.392.6468 or click here to schedule an appointment.

 

 

People who become ill from asbestos are usually those who are exposed to it on a regular basis, most often in a job where they work directly with the material or through environmental contact. (NIH)

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