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Indoor Air Quality- Metal Contaminants in Industrial Building

One crucial factor that can be harmful to indoor air quality is the presence of metal contaminants.These contaminants are found in settled dust or surface coatings such as painted metal. Dust-laden metal particles are known for causing adverse health effects such as asthma, skin and eye irritation, and potential cancers. Metal wipe samples are used to identify the existence of such metals. Situation A client from Portland, Oregon called on G2 to test for contaminants in an industrial space due ... Read more

Particulate Matter Testing for Production Facility

Particulate Monitoring Assessment Addresses Dust Exposure at a Production Facility Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems are used to control indoor air quality through filtration. In order to guarantee occupant comfort, it is necessary to have a capture system that accommodates the space accordingly. A local client called upon G2 Consultants to conduct particulate testing to assist with the design of a capture system for their production facility. What Was the Particulate Testing Process? Smaller dust particles can be hazardous for humans. Our assessment ... Read more

University Conducts Indoor Environmental Quality Assessment in Response to Occupant Concerns

Universities and colleges are high-density spaces that experience constant traffic throughout the day. Many colleges hold their classes in older buildings that need to be regularly assessed. The administration of a well known university utilized G2 Consultants to conduct an Indoor Environmental Quality sampling to ensure the comfort of the students and faculty. Why Was an Environmental Quality Assessment Necessary? Regular occupants of the building reported health concerns. Although previously assessed in 2012, the administration felt it was necessary to reassess in response ... Read more

Abestos Testing Commercial Flooring

Commercial flooring contractors may need to determine whether asbestos containing materials are present in the flooring materials they are contracted to replace. If a building or business owner contacts a flooring contractor for renovation work, it is necessary to determine whether asbestos containing materials are present in the current flooring materials before demolition or renovation activities begin. If asbestos is detected, efforts can be taken to help ensure the safety of the building’s current and future occupants and avoid any health dangers ... Read more

Pre-Renovation Survey Readies Portland Building for Improvements

Renovations often bring exciting improvements to a facility. Careful planning ensures a favorable outcome. The planning phase is also the time when those involved must consider whether the upcoming renovations have the potential to cause health and safety issues for the building’s occupants. The managers of a City of Portland property relied on G2 Consultants to perform a pre-renovation survey that would help ensure the safety of workers and other people occupying the building during and after upcoming renovations.   Why was a ... Read more

Sewage Leak Compromises Operating Room’s Safety

A serious sewage leak from a punctured sewage line inside the wall of an operating room at a well-known local surgery center could have seriously compromised the health and safety of patients and other occupants if it wasn’t taken care of properly and efficiently. Fortunately, the situation was professionally handled and the risks were soon mitigated. A Portland construction company contacted us to conduct an inspection and perform testing in the clinic’s operating room. Doing so would help ensure that any risks ... Read more

Hazardous Materials Assessment of Home Reveals Lead and Asbestos Issues Lurking

Having a tree crash through a home's roof is one way to discover hazardous materials lurking in hidden areas of the house, though the accompanying extensive collateral damage makes it a highly expensive approach. Professionals at a remodeling firm were helping clients who found themselves in this situation and contacted us to perform a hazardous materials assessment in the home. Why did the remodeling firm request a hazardous materials assessment? The remodeling firm was working on a property damage restoration project for Lake ... Read more
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