Frequently Asked Questions
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We cover the entire state of California.
We are open and provide services Monday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays
All information gathered is kept confidential.
We perform environmental testing, compliance, and remediation services under the following NAICS Codes: 541990, 541380, 541620, 561210, 562112, and 562910.
As an 8(a)-certified small disadvantaged business, Government Agencies can to contract with TITAN Environmental directly using sole-source acquisitions for projects up to $4 million. Click here for sole source information.
TITAN Environmental employs 30+ full-time, qualified and certified environmental professionals, quality control and health and safety personnel, and 40-hour HAZWOPER trained support personnel, who have experience performing a broad spectrum of environmental projects for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, General Services Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, etc., at sites in California, Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, and Japan.
Asbestos is the name given to a group of six different fibrous minerals that occur naturally in the environment. Asbestos is a silicate mineral, a rock-forming mineral that makes up approximately 90% of the Earths crust.
The two most common types of asbestos are chrysotile (fibrous serpentine) and amphibole. Chrysotile asbestos is generally the type of asbestos used in commercial products.
Asbestos is an affordable and abundant natural resource. It is also regarded for its physical properties including sound absorption, strength, and resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage.
Most products manufactured today do not contain asbestos. Asbestos was phased out throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Yes. Asbestos has been used in wide variety of products and materials and can still be found in building and construction materials such as insulation, fire retardant, shingles, tiles, drywall, plaster, popcorn ceilings, and cement products.
Asbestos exposure results from breathing in asbestos fibers. When products that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, they release asbestos fibers into the air and are breathed into your lungs. This is called asbestos exposure.
Asbestos exposure can occur in a variety of ways including demolition work, home maintenance and remodeling, or being around any environment that contains asbestos that is being disturbed.
Once inhaled, asbestos fibers remain permanently in the lungs.
A trained and certified asbestos consultant can inspect your home for deteriorating asbestos-containing products such as insulation, ceiling and floor tiles.
Lead poisoning occurs when too much lead builds up in the body. Too much lead in the body is toxic and results in lead poisoning.
Too much lead in the body is toxic to the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, nervous system and reproductive system. In children, lead poisoning can effect mental and physical development.
Old lead-based paint that chips away from the walls in your home deteriorates and turns into lead-contaminated dust. This dust is easily ingested by children as they crawl on the floors, and can be inhaled by adults as the dust becomes airborne.
No. Lead-based paint was banned in 1977 for use in homes, schools and other buildings.
If your home was built before 1978, it’s likely to contain lead-based paint. An inspection of your home and a paint test can confirm if lead is present in your home.
Mold can grow on almost any surface as long as moisture is present. This includes paper and wood products, fiberboard, drywall, carpet backing, ceiling tiles, insulation, fabric, upholstery paper, dust, wood, paints, and exposed soils.
No. Although mold will become inactive during periods of dryness, it will quickly reactivate and begin to grow again once moisture is reintroduced.
Open windows and provide proper ventilation to your home, keep humidity levels low (between 40-50%), fix all leaks in your roof and walls, keep your bathroom clean and well ventilated and remove soaked carpets that cannot be dried promptly.
For simple mold growth on bath or shower tile, mold-killing cleaning products can be used. However, for mold growth on or inside walls, ceilings, floorings and other areas, professional inspection and abatement services are recommended.
If you rent your home or apartment, contact your landlord or property manager immediately and report the problem. If you own your home, contact a professional inspection company to investigate your mold intrusion.