3 Tips from CARO’s Environmental Lab in Edmonton to Keep You Ahead of the Curve this Spring

Posted on April 27, 2023

Attention all procrastinators, the “I’ll do it later” folks: Digging season is almost here!

With the busy season fast approaching in Alberta (the last snow patch will melt before you know it,) our environmental lab in Edmonton is ready to kick-start your Spring sampling season, and we want to share our top tips to make sure you’re prepared when those soil sampling projects come a knockin’.  Here are our top 3 tips to help you Stay Ahead of the Curve this spring:

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TIP #1 – Sign-Up for CARO’s New CCI

CARO’s CCI is going to be your new best friend this season, so signing up now is a no brainer.   This all-in-one portal will be your go-to for all your laboratory dealings, including bottle orders, data retrieval, status updates, invoice downloads, etc.  Don’t get caught in the middle of your busiest season scrambling to locate project files, tracking bottle orders, or searching for invoices – check out the time-saving features on the CCI today, so you know where to go when you’re in the thick of it. Our new CCI is designed to be so intuitive and easy-to-use, you’ll wonder why you didn’t check it out sooner!

Pro tip: Spice up your lunch break by winning a free Pizza Lunch on CARO. Submit your work orders using the eCOC function on the CCI, and the company with the most submissions each month will win a Pizza Lunch for their whole team!  We’re excited to see who will be the first to celebrate with our environmental lab in Edmonton!

TIP #2 – Plan your Bottle Orders Ahead of Time

A common sampling myth is that you shouldn’t order your sampling supplies too far in advance.  Let’s debunk that myth forever: our bottle order team can accept your order at any time and will save it in the queue to arrive when you need it. So, the moment you think about it, cross that task off your list!

Pro tip: Did you know that CARO’s CCI platform can help you place and track bottle orders?   Not only can you place an order through our easy-to-use ordering page (and repeat previous orders with only a few clicks!), but you can also track your bottle orders near and far.  Never question when you’ll receive your order: simply login to your CCI account and go to the ‘Bottle Orders’ tab to view the tracking information.

TIP #3 – Don’t be Afraid to Ask Questions

Whether you’re testing your cabin water before your next family summer vacation, or your company has landed a sky-rise construction project, CARO’s team is here to help.  Drop by and say ‘HI’ in person at our environmental lab in Edmonton or give us a call at any time to speak with one of our knowledgeable customer service staff.   You can always find all your specific CARO contact information in your CCI account, so you always know who to call in any situation.   Our team can help you plan everything from bottle orders, to test parameters, cost-saving packages, and logistics – we are your Big Picture Sidekicks, here to help your project run seamlessly.  We are also firm believers that there are no stupid questions, so ask away!

Pro tip:  If you’re starting a new project this spring, take advantage of CARO’s infamous ‘Golden COC’ rates! Fill in your information below and a CARO will contact you promptly to apply these exclusive rates to your next project, run through our environmental lab in Alberta.

Busy season doesn’t have to be stressful!  As your Big Picture Sidekicks, we hope these tips will help you experience a smooth sampling season.  We look forward to working with you!


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