TN Environmental Field Offices
Memphis Environmental Maintenance
( report sewer line blockages, sewer overflows,
missing manhole covers, sewer odors, etc. )
Department of Environment & Conservation
Household Hazardous Waste Hotline
Report Spills and Environmental Violations
1-800-241-1754 or 1-404-562-9900
Report Fraud, Waste or Misuse
Free Lead Water Testing for Memphis Residents
How molds can affect your health
Mold vs Mildew
14 Surprising Places Where Mold Hides in the Home
Help with landlords not responding to a mold problem
The TN Department of Health does not have the authority to inspect and require landlords to address mold issues in rental properties. However, in some cases, local building codes may help to address the problems that contribute to mold growth. If your local codes department can provide assistance for issues such as unaddressed leaking pipes, roof leaks, sagging ceilings, sunken floors, and poor drainage, you can accomplish the first step toward addressing your mold problem. If a water leak is endangering electrical outlets, contact the State Fire Marshall’s Office for guidance. If all else fails, see how to file a complaint with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs.
Environmental Protection Agency Lead Resources
Lead Paint in your home
The mere presence of lead paint in your home doesn’t necessarily indicate a health risk. If the paint is still in good shape, it can be encapsulated and repainted to protect residents from exposure. The danger from lead paint increases when it’s peeling or otherwise deteriorating, which can lead to the inhalation of lead dust or the swallowing of lead-based paint chips. It is always wise to hire an EPA-certified contractor even if you are only removing a relatively small amount of lead paint. In other words: lead paint removal is not a suitable project for average do-it-yourself homeowners. Proper, safe execution of this job requires not only specialized training but specialized tools and materials as well.
Removal / Abatement Companies
We typically do not recommend companies that offer both testing and abatement due to a conflict of interest.
SEG ENVIRONMENTAL: 901-213-9913
NORTHWEST CONTRACTING: (901) 365-6252
SYNDER ENVIRONMENTAL: (479) 287-8501