Biggs and Narciso Global Response
At B&N, the health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and the communities where we do business is our highest priority.
A staple in the environmental industry.
Biggs & Narciso was founded by Luis Narciso and Tim Biggs in 1988 when specific industry needs for project management of asbestos abatement and other environmental remediation projects were identified.
Since then, we have become a recognized leader, providing our clients with effective assessment and reliable environmental solutions for handling and removing hazardous materials. We possess over 33 years of experience earning the trust and creditability among clients and business partners.
million in revenue
Services We Provide
These companies trust us to get the job done right.
Get In Touch
We typically respond back in 1 – 2 business days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals composed of soft, flexible fibers that are heat-resistant. Asbestos is still used in hundreds of U.S. consumer products. Its use is allowed as long as it accounts for less than 1% of the product.
Exposure to asbestos causes cancers and other diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis. No amount of asbestos exposure is safe, but asbestos generally has the worst effects when a person is exposed to an intense concentration of it, or they are exposed on a regular basis over a long period of time.
Asbestos can remain in-place as long as it's not disturbed and gets examined annually by a trained and professional environmental company. Biggs and Narciso recommends to remove any asbestos-containing materials for a better peace of mind.
Moulds are a type of fungus that are found almost anywhere – both outdoors and indoors. Indoor moulds usually originate from outside organic sources such as soil and vegetation. As part of their reproductive cycle, moulds produce millions of microscopic particles called spores. Moulds spread by releasing these spores into the air. The presence of moisture is essential for moulds to grow and they are therefore usually found in damp, poorly ventilated areas.
Exposure to toxic moulds may irritate skin, eyes, nose, and throat, resulting in allergy-like symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, runny nose, and watery eyes. Other symptoms could include fatigue and headache. People with allergies to moulds may experience asthma attacks. Exposure to the more dangerous moulds such as Stachybotrys or Chaetomium could result in more serious symptoms including burning in the nose, nose bleeds, severe coughing, and impairment of the immune system. Excessive exposure can worsen conditions like asthma, bronchitis, hay fever or other allergies.
It is imperative that mould be removed completely and the problem that created the mould in the first place be rectified. However, this work requires special control measures to prevent worker exposure as well as eliminate the possibility that the mould will spread to adjacent areas. In the case of Stachybotrys contamination this is particularly important because of its potentially severe health effects.