Lead Surveys

Materials Testing & Inspection has several methods to help determine if you have Lead-Based Paint (LBP) or other lead concerns in your building(s).  We can also assist you in achieving compliance with OSHA, EPA, and HUD.  MTI is very familiar with Title X regulations which deals with lead services in 'federally supported work', which is defined in the Act as “any lead hazard evaluation or reduction activities conducted in federally owned or assisted housing or funded in whole or in part through any financial assistance program” of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The Act defines 'federally owned housing' as “residential dwellings owned or managed by a Federal agency, or for which a Federal agency is a trustee or conservator.”  Guidelines of the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing.

MTI offers the following options to meet the various lead regulatory requirements:

  • LBP Inspection - A process in which paints on all surfaces throughout your building are tested using an X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (XRF).  A survey identifies the presence or absence of LBP.
  • Lead Risk Assessment -  A process in which a certified Lead Based Paint Professional identifies hazards associated with lead in paint, soil, and water at the site of concern.  This process includes conducting a visual evaluation of all the surfaces in the structure, determining the condition and exposure potential from these materials, and collecting wipe samples to determine if lead dust is considered a hazard.  A survey or Risk Assessment is required for “Target Housing” constructed before 1978.
  • Toxicity Characteristic Leachate Procedure (TCLP) sampling - Prior to disposal, a representative sample of the 'waste stream' is collected, sent to an outside laboratory,  and tested to determine how much lead will leach from the debris.  This TCLP result is reported in mg of Lead per Liter of fluid extracted from the waste after testing which mimics the disposal site (landfill) condition.
  • Lead Air Monitoring- to Comply with OSHA Lead Standard 29 CFR 1926.62, MTI conducts personnel and area monitoring to determine worker exposure to Lead dust and fumes during various work activities.


For additional information, please contact:

Karl Languirand, P.G.
Environmental Services Manager