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Are employees in a certain area of your facility experiencing headaches or constant coughing? Are there other strange symptoms that cannot be explained and are only present in one area of the facility?
Contact Baxter Group, Inc. to perform a Comprehensive Indoor Environmental Assessment today! The Comprehensive Assessment can include testing for elevated levels of mold spores, radon gas, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ozone, and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), as well as much more!
Our Assessment also includes readings of your facility’s relative humidity. Although few people realize this, your facility’s relative humidity is one of the largest contributing factors to an unhealthy environment!
Indoor Environmental Testing
Baxter Group, Inc. is capable of testing for contaminants that may be affecting your health, including: TVOCs, PCBs, formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, dichloroethene (ethylidene chloride), carbon tetrachloride, asphalt fumes, ammonia, ethanol, nicotine, new rug odor, total petroleum hydrocarbons, legionella, silica, dust sampling, endotoxins, mycotoxins, PCR – ERMI, bacteria, drinking water analysis and many more! If you have concerns about any contaminants that may be present in your home or work environment, don’t hesitate to call us.
Chemicals can get into your drinking water in a variety of ways and cause serious health effects. Baxter Group, Inc. can provide testing for your drinking water. Testing can be for Radon, Alkalinity, Arsenic, Bacteria, Chloride, Copper, Corrosivity, Hardness, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Nitrate/Nitrite, pH, Sand, Sodium, Turbidity, and More.
Radon in Water
Have peace of mind while drinking your water and get it tested for radon. Whether your water source is a private well or a public water system, the water could contain radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, however, the Environmentally Protection Agency (EPA) states that drinking water containing radon presents a risk of developing internal organ cancers, primarily stomach cancer.
Global Harmonization Systems
Become more educated about hazardous chemicals in your workplace by having Baxter Group, Inc. establish and update your Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. GHS defines and classifies the hazards of chemical products, providing consistent health and safety information on labels and safety data sheets. Promote better emergency response to chemical incidents and regulatory efficiency, ease compliance, and reduce costs.
Bring awareness to your company, safety team, organization or group on topics surrounding healthy indoor environments by having one of our professionals customize a presentation. Baxter Group, Inc. can provide educational seminars from 15-minutes to a full day, Lunch and Learns, safety topics for company safety meetings, specific contaminant topics and many more, all tailored specifically to your group’s needs. Baxter Group, Inc. has already been given the opportunity to provide these services to some organizations including Brechbill and Helman, Associated Builders and Contractors, Wilson College Facilities Department, and real estate agencies.
Total Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning
When the indoor environment assessment involves the HVAC system, Baxter Group, Inc. teams up with Total Comfort to provide a more thorough evaluation and assessment.
Click the link below to listen to the News Talk 103.7 FM radio interview with CEO and President of Baxter Group, Inc., Jocelyne Melton, who provides some important tips when it comes to your work or residential air quality.
Indoor Environmental Quality Awareness
Covering Up Those Nasty Odors
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 Environmental Professionals are spreading the word: Don’t ignore that odor or cover it up. Odors are our best indicator of a real problem. Mold, bacteria, the wrong mix of products or chemicals, smoke, gas leaks, sewer leaks, rodent infestations, improper air circulation . . . are just a few of the culprits behind odors. The odors indicate a deeper issue. Rather than covering up the odor, eliminate the source. Ultimately, eliminating the source yields a healthier environment.
A simple example: Mrs. K complained of an intermittent foul odor that gave her headaches while she worked in her shop. Upon investigation, we removed all the chemicals from under her utility sink and placed them on the back porch. She stopped having headaches. She was unaware that the product containers release vapors. The use of equipment in her shop circulated the air releasing the vapors into her work area, causing the odor and the headaches.
“I have had the privilege of working with Baxter Group to help mitigate our unfortunate discrepancies. They are professional, courteous and responsive with their resolve. I have to say that I am certainly impressed with the solutions they have provided and the outcome of the diligent work practices they display. They attack each situation with the unwavering sense of urgency that is necessary for each situation. Dealing with people’s homes and their livelihood should never be taken for granted and the Baxter Group flourishes in customer service expertise.
Thank you, Jocelyne Melton and Chris Humwood for your continued outstanding services!”
-Confidential – Facilities Manger