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A&B Environmental Services, Inc. dba A&B Labs is a premier full service environmental testing laboratory located in Houston, Texas, with regional offices in Harlingen and Port Neches. Since 1988, A&B has provided exceptional quality environmental testing services to our clients from diverse industries including: chemical manufacturing, consulting engineering firms, energy, pulp and paper, food manufacturing, petroleum refining, local, state, and federal agencies, among many more.
Our environmental testing include the analysis of water, wastewater, soil, air, chemical and hazardous waste, mold, asbestos, biological food, microbiological and industrial hygiene samples. Descriptions of our key laboratory testing services are listed below:
Matrices: wastewater, drinking water, soil, sludge, and other matrices for chemical contaminants.
This work is mostly performed for environmental compliance under regulations, usually federal, and enforced by the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).
Environmental testing is performed in three departments: Organics, Metals and Wet chemistry.
We have provided over 29 years of reliable environmental services. Our solid relationship with Environmental Consultants has resulted in us becoming experienced, dependable and knowledgeable in all aspects of Environmental testing.
Under Environmental, we can perform the following laboratory testing:
Fenceline Monitoring, EPA Method 325B, is performed at A&B Labs.
Air testing, individual badges or Indoor Air Quality of a building and exposure monitoring of workers for solvents, metals and asbestos.
There are federal, usually Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), regulations on how much a worker can be exposed to contaminations during an eight hour period. Almost all chemical plants and refineries measure exposure of their employees. Certification by AIHA is almost a must for doing this test. Sampling media used by A&B Labs include cassettes, tubes, impingers, badges, and Tedlar bags.
Crystalline Silica by X-ray Diffraction (XRD) is also performed at A&B Labs.
A&B Labs will provide routine sample media kits that include PVC filters, MCE filters, sorbent tubes, pumps and other related equipment. Our experience in Industrial Hygiene testing allows us to offer competitive turnaround times for the convenience of our clients.
Environmental – wastewater and drinking water. These include Legionella, HPC (Heterotrophic Plate Count or total bacteria), Coliform bacteria, Streptococcus bacteria, and other bacteria.
Food – These include various types of bacteria (Listeria, E. coli O157, Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio) in meat, fat, processed foods, and other food products.
We recently introduced, Dr. Wagner’s Shelf Life Analysis which includes testing of the following: aerobic plate count, lactic acid bacteria, yeast and mold.
At A&B Labs, we are proud of our extensive microbiology services. Our advanced technology and equipment allows us to test for presence, absence or numbers of microbial organisms. Because we understand the importance of microbiology testing and the negative effect the presence of microbes can have, we are flexible with our clients in order to comply with their specific needs.
Mold can be detected in environmental samples such as walls and surfaces, air cassettes, and culture plates from an air sampler. We have two state-certified Mold Assessment Consultants on staff and are a state-certified Mold Analysis Laboratory.
A&B Labs perform bulk asbestos testing of building materials, ceiling tiles, and other asbestos containing substances. A&B Labs is a state-certified Asbestos Lab for PLM & PCM analyses and a state-certified Asbestos Consulting Agency.
We are your one stop environmental testing laboratory. Our dedicated and skilled staff monitors every step of our quality control process to be sure that our clients receive the highest quality results.