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