What is Indoor Air Pollution?

Breathing clean, fresh, healthy indoor air each and every day has a positive impact on the health of our building occupants. Did you know that a single person breathes 9.5 TONS of air each year? So many factors can play a part in contributing to a building’s indoor air pollution: the site where the building […]

Baxter on 103.7fm about Dangers in the Home

Jocelyne Melton and her dog Lucy

A while back, Jocelyn Melton, of Baxter Environmental Group, Inc. sat down with News Talk 103.7 FM to talk about a few quick things that families should be aware of and should be doing. Melton Explains that families need to be educated on dangers in the home, not to instill fear, but to be aware […]

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

Have you ever taken a minute to think about everything that happens in your home? All of the meals, the movie nights, the sleepovers, the get togethers’, the barbeques, the arguments, the birthday parties, and the list goes on. Your home is the central hub of the whirlwind of activity that is your life. With […]

Considerations When Doing HVAC Ductwork

A space quite often forgotten and left unprotected during renovations is the HVAC ductwork or mechanical equipment. Sawdust is biodegradable but if it gets into the ductwork, it can become moist making it the perfect nutrient for mold growth. When the HVAC unit kicks on, it spreads the mold spores throughout the building. If replacing […]

What should I do when I find mold when I am renovating?

Many D-I-Yers that take on home renovation projects like interior painting, kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovation, floor replacement, and window replacement, rarely understand the risks of mold. Even if they do, they may not know how to ensure that the mold contamination is prevented from spreading throughout the home. The biggest risk you encounter by doing […]

Do You Know The Most Dangerous Material In Your Pre-1980 Home?

Do you know what it is? And more importantly, do you know if you’re at risk? Let’s say you’re deciding whether or not to go with a new look with your kitchen or bathroom this summer before the holidays. You’ve created a checklist of things like New cabinets Paint Appliances Flooring. After doing some research […]

Seven Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality During the Winter

Seven Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality During the Winter Clean your floors and carpets regularly using a HEPA-filtered vacuum. Choose non-toxic cleaning products. Avoid fragrant products. Maintain humidity around 35-45%. Introduce fresh air at least once a week. Use low-VOC materials during home improvements. Inspect your HVAC ducts and clean when appropriate. To […]


Growing up, that was the solution.  Something smelt bad, we were taught to spray it with a fragrance.  Then the fragrance market got smart and added disinfectants.  So, we bought fragrant disinfectants and sprayed the nasty smell till it went away.  And, when it returned, we knew it was time to spray it again. Indoor […]


SHOULD WE GET OUR AIR DUCT CLEANED?  Is there visible mold growth on the hard surface ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system? Are the ducts infested with vermin such as rodents or insects? Are the ducts clogged with dust and debris or are particles actually being released from the supply […]