Lead/Mold/Asbestos Testing Service

Comprehensive Hazardous Material Testing Services

TEC provides testing services for lead, mold, asbestos, and PCBs. A highly skilled team of Industrial Hygienists (IH) and certified specialists support our solutions.

We work on a wide variety of projects, from basic testing to complex air quality assessments and government facility abatement monitoring.

Partner with TEC for all your testing, evaluation, and abatement needs to ensure a safe and successful project outcome.

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Advantages of Partnering with TEC

Expert Specialists and Consultants

TEC boasts a diverse team of experts that includes: Industrial Hygienists (IH), scientists, abatement professionals, and experts in air quality, vapor studies, and worker monitoring.

Streamlined Processes

We combine consulting and abatement services under one roof to eliminate the need for multiple contractors. This fosters seamless collaboration and expedites project timelines.

Customized Solutions

We tailor our services to meet specific client requirements. Our adaptive approach ensures optimal outcomes for any testing, assessment, or abatement project.

We’re a Lead-Safe EPA Certified Firm

TEC takes pride in being a Lead-Safe EPA Certified Firm. Our expert team uses advanced equipment and follows EPA rules to find and remove lead-based dangers safely and quickly.

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Our Hazardous Material Testing Services

TEC offers several specialized services to safeguard your environment from hazardous materials. Our expert team members employ cutting-edge technology and industry standards to ensure the safety and compliance of your space.

Asbestos Testing Service

  • Inspections in accordance w/ AHERA, ASHARA, NESHAP, and applicable regulations
  • Oversight of asbestos abatement projects
  • Industrial hygienist air monitoring and personnel sampling during abatement
  • Clearance sampling of abatement projects
  • Asbestos awareness training
  • Preparation of management plans and re-inspections

Lead Testing Service

  • Lead inspections/sampling via XRF (x-ray fluorescence)
  • Oversight of lead abatement projects
  • Industrial hygienist monitoring of abatement projects

Mold Testing Service

  • Mold inspections and evaluations
  • Oversight of mold remediation projects
  • Indoor air quality sampling
  • Industrial hygienist monitoring of remediation projects

PCB Testing Service

  • Inspections and material sampling for the presence of PCBs
  • Oversight of PCB remediation projects

The Different Surveying, Sampling, and Analysis Methods

Surveying, sampling, and analyzing hazardous materials like lead, PCBs, mold, and asbestos involve similar processes. However, several differences exist due to unique regulations for each material. 

Asbestos and lead, common in pre-1980 construction, face strict rules. In schools, asbestos inspections follow tight sampling protocols that consider the building material’s type, amount, and condition. Asbestos is often present in ceiling and floor tiles. We may collect samples based on factors like wall surface area or pipe length to determine the extent of possible contamination.

Lead inspections, particularly in residential settings, hinge on collecting or scanning a designated number of samples (e.g., lead-based paint). We’ll inspect particular rooms, building components, and substrates. Lead paint testing and remediation can help prevent lead exposure in building occupants.

Mold is not subject to any federal oversight. Among the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) area, only Washington, D.C., has enacted legislation specifically targeting mold. If we can see mold through a visual inspection, air sampling or testing may not be necessary. However, it’s essential to compare indoor and outdoor mold levels before deciding what to do next.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) governs PCBs. These toxic materials are often present in public, commercial, and residential buildings built or renovated between 1950 and 1979. Surveying and sampling for PCBs are less prevalent beyond federal levels but remain critical for ensuring public safety.

How Much Does Testing Cost?

The final cost of a project can vary significantly due to numerous factors, such as:

  • The extent of the contaminated space measured in square footage
  • Challenges in accessing the contaminated area
  • Fees associated with disposing of materials
  • Costs particular to the building in question
  • The variety of asbestos present
  • External considerations like engaging security personnel for the job site
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Industries We Work With

Total Environmental Concepts provides comprehensive lead, mold, PCB, and asbestos testing services for many industries, including:

Why Choose TEC?

Partnering with TEC gives you access to a wealth of expertise, specialists, and tailored solutions. We value our client relationships and specialize in crafting bespoke testing, assessment, and abatement strategies. 

Our capabilities include:

  • Licensed in MD/VA/DC
  • Identifying, sampling, assessing
  • AHERA-certified asbestos inspectors, management planners, supervisors, designers, and monitors
  • Lead–licensed and certified inspectors and risk assessors
  • Mold–certified inspectors and remediation contractors
  • PCB – OSHA trained and certified

Let us help you skillfully navigate the unique challenges of your project.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • It depends on various factors, such as the type of asbestos (friable or non-friable), condition, and location. Damaging or disturbing materials containing asbestos can pose a health risk. It’s best to consult with an expert to assess the situation and decide on the appropriate course of action. Asbestos fibers pose a significant long-term health risk and can result in substantial regulatory fines.

  • If you suspect a mold problem due to a leak and occupants are experiencing smells or headaches, immediate action is crucial. Have TEC conduct a thorough mold inspection to assess the extent of mold growth. We will need to initiate proper remediation to address the source of moisture and stop mold from spreading. Timely intervention and preventive measures are vital to mitigating mold-related issues and maintaining a healthy indoor environment.

  • The legal consequences of not addressing hazardous or asbestos-containing materials vary depending on local regulations and laws. Property owners may be liable for health issues or damages arising from exposure. It’s essential to consult with experts and comply with local regulations to mitigate risks and ensure the safety of occupants.

  • We provide a comprehensive range of services for lead, mold, asbestos, and PCBs, including inspections, sampling, assessment, and abatement. Our experienced Industrial Hygienists and certified inspectors ensure compliance with applicable regulations. We offer custom-tailored solutions to effectively and safely manage and remediate any hazards. Our services include AHERA-certified asbestos inspections, lead sampling using XRF technology, mold evaluations, and PCB material sampling and remediation oversight.

  • Lead testing is crucial to assess potential hazards and ensure the safety of individuals within a given environment. Lead dust, often generated from deteriorating lead-based paint, poses significant health risks, particularly to young children and pregnant women. Exposure to lead dust can lead to lead poisoning, which can cause developmental issues, learning disabilities, and various other health problems. Testing helps identify lead sources and enables appropriate measures to mitigate risks and safeguard health.

Lead, Mold, & Asbestos Remediation Resources

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How Much Does Commercial Lead Abatement Cost? 

Learn what influences the cost of commercial lead removal and why partnering with TEC will provide you with peace of mind.

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When Is Commercial Mold Remediation Required? 

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