Indoor Environmental Testing
Environmental testing assesses chemical, biological and physical factors that affect the health and safety of people in workplaces, homes and buildings. Analyzing indoor environmental factors helps direct our efforts to assist clients in all health and safety endeavors. Results from indoor environmental inspection and testing can act as guideposts along the route to the safest, healthiest environment possible.
G2 works with leading laboratories to provide reliable, high-quality indoor environmental testing services to a wide range of industrial companies, contractors, retailers and public and government agencies. We also provide residential indoor environmental testing services.
Our cutting-edge technology allows for many tests to be performed non-invasively and gives our clients immediate feedback.
Lead is found in paint and materials in schools, businesses, homes and other public places. G2 uses the latest technological advancements to offer top quality lead testing services.
We are one of the only environmental testing companies to use an x-ray fluorescence device (X-RF) for lead testing. The X-RF allows us to test for lead without cutting holes in walls or ceilings. It also produces immediate feedback. G2 experts provide quick, accurate lead testing results and then partner with clients to remediate any lead-related issues.
Long before you see mold on a wall or ceiling, it has had ample time to thrive and release spores into the air you breathe. One of the most concerning of the many mold types is Stachybotrys chartarum or “black mold,” also referred to as “toxic mold.” It is a leading cause of chronic sinus infections, breathing problems and other allergy symptoms.
Many times, mold cannot be seen while it lingers inside walls and around leaky pipes or air ducts, contaminating indoor air. G2 uses a type of mold testing called thermal imaging to show where water gathers in the building or home so mold samples can be taken from accurate locations, often before any evidence of mold is visible in the area.
Radon is a naturally occurring chemical gas that leads to cancer and other health conditions when ingested or inhaled over time. Radon Act 51, passed by Congress, sets the natural outdoor level of radon gas (0.4 pCi/L) as the target radon level for indoor radon levels.
An alarming two-thirds of all homes exceed this target level. Because radon is tasteless and odorless, many people don’t suspect its presence.
Radon testing is the only way to know if indoor radon levels exceed the recommended exposure limit. We offer professional radon testing and laboratory services so you can make informed decisions to keep people safe. We also provide objective documentation on the current radon levels in your home, business or school, which is useful for radon mitigation and home or building sales.
Asbestos is a mineral found in many building materials used before 1990. Since then, the EPA strictly regulated the use of asbestos in building materials and appliances. However, asbestos is still present in many homes and buildings across the country.
Long-term exposure to asbestos is linked to many negative health effects, respiratory infections and cancer. Due to its presence in buildings built prior to 1990 and in newer structures built with recycled building materials, it is important to test for asbestos. Asbestos testing is the only way to confirm an asbestos problem.
Clean water is essential to the health and safety of the people in your home, business or school. G2 water testing services go beyond testing for impurities in drinking water to include groundwater, surface water, wastewater, treatment plant and water used in hospitals.
Radon, lead and many other chemicals can build up in water without any indication of their presence. It is vitally important to test water to find out what harmful contaminants may be present. The only way to know what dangerous chemicals are in your water is to test for them. G2 offers a range of water testing services to meet each client’s unique needs.
Soil testing is important for agricultural clients and those looking to build on new property or remodel an existing structure. The soil testing we perform is dependent on the client’s needs.
- Agricultural Soil Testing
Agricultural firms are concerned about the soil’s nutrient contents as well as the presence of any contaminants such as radon and lead. Determining soil’s pH level is important in deciding which crops will most likely succeed in certain soils.
- Industrial and Home Soil Testing
For industrial clients or those wanting to build a home or building, we perform testing to determine the stability, flood potential and soil quality on a property site. Moisture content, permeability and compaction characteristics are a few of several factors that determine the soil’s suitability for building safe structures. Without testing the soil, homes or buildings may collapse or lean after they are built.
Soil analyses can uncover potential problems and prevent costly mistakes during construction.
Chemicals are common in manufacturing industries and must be handled safely. Maintaining or achieving OSHA compliance is critical to workplace success and productivity. G2’s quick and accurate chemical testing services educate clients about chemicals in their workplace or product.
G2 is experienced at providing testing that keeps people and products safe in all industries including pharmaceuticals, plastics and automotive equipment. Each client has specific testing needs for chemical contamination, trace chemicals, metals, and other chemical elements. G2 works closely with clients to create individualized testing processes.
Indoor Environmental Testing/Indoor Air Quality Testing
The term “ Indoor Air Quality” (IAQ) characterizes the condition of the air inside a building. “Indoor Environmental Quality” (IEQ) is a broader term that describes occupant comfort in a built environment. IEQ goes further and includes sound, vibration, lighting and other variables that impact the comfort of building occupants.
Many employee health complaints can be attributed to IEQ or IAQ problems. Symptoms such as headaches, severe fatigue, sinusitis, rhinitis and asthma often appear while an employee is at work but dissipate when the employee leaves the building. This is known as “sick building syndrome” or “building-related illness.” Those suffering from sick building syndrome suspect but haven’t confirmed a specific cause for their symptoms. In building-related illnesses, a diagnosis is attributed directly to airborne building contaminants.
G2 professionals are experts in testing indoor air quality and offering clients real solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner. Our goal at G2 is to help you provide a safe, clean and compliant work environment so that your employees are happy, healthy and productive. Allow G2 to be your “Go To” partner for all your environmental testing needs.
Our clients have concerns such as selling their property, obtaining pre-approval for building permits and the overall health of employees. They partner with our team of highly qualified environmental testing consultants and leading laboratories to receive the necessary information to make informed decisions and move forward with their business plans.