RTK Environmental Group: Trusted Environmental Testing in the Hudson Valley for 25 Years
Did 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 is the first step in getting rid of your unsafe and unhealthy environmental issue.
For 25 years, businesses, homeowners, real estate professionals, and others throughout the Hudson Valley and southern New York counties including Putnam, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Westchester, and more, have relied on the professionals at RTK for all of their environmental testing needs.
Using state-of-the-art technology and adhering to the latest standards, our inspectors will 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 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’s business is limited to only testing and consulting – not remediation – you can be confident our assessment will be unbiased and accurate. 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 additional problems in the future.
With offices in White Plains and Manhattan, RTK Environmental serves all of southern New York State and the Hudson Valley, and leads the field of environmental testing and consulting. Company professionals are certified, licensed, and fully insured.
Hudson Valley New York Mold Testing Services
Mold can be caused by a number of 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 certified by New York State per the 2016 law.
New York Certified Lead Inspection
Have a home built before 1978? Get a lead test before renovating or remodeling. 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.
In New York State, a number of offices and more than 85% of houses and apartments were built before 1978 (the year lead paint was banned for residential use), so many 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. When hiring a contractor or professional, make sure they are certified in lead-safe work practices.
NY Asbestos Inspection & Testing
Renovating or demolishing a building or home built before 1980? Call us first to set up an asbestos inspection. Our asbestos inspectors, project designers, and management planners are licensed by the New York State Department of 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 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 Environmental Group can find out if there are dangerous levels of chemicals in your home or office building, including radon, carbon monoxide, nicotine and particles from furnaces and wood-burning stoves. 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 Hudson Valley workforce.
Our customized investigations will determine 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.