Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Apartment Managers in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental to Resolve Mold and Water Damage Issues

Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Zimmetry Environmental provides property managers with indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing, consulting and mitigation solutions.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico, April 23rd, 2018 --

With over 3 million residents, many people that call the islands of Puerto Rico home live in apartment buildings. These apartment complexes range from modern high rises to small buildings in rural locations. Regardless of the type of apartment building, any significant water damage or prolonged periods with elevated humidity levels can result in the growth of mold indoors. The presence of mold can cause a wide range of health concerns from triggering asthma and allergies to hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), infections, and even potentially exposing people to toxins known as mycotoxins.


Mold occurs naturally in the environment and can enter an apartment from the outside through open doorways and windows as well as through the outdoor air intakes of the building’s HVAC system. Mold spores can even attach themselves to people, making clothing, shoes, bags, and even pets all vehicles for transporting mold into an apartment. If spores land on surfaces where there is moisture, such as where leaks may have occurred in roofs, pipes, walls, or where there has been flooding or excessive humidity, it can begin to grow in as short as 24 to 48 hours.


“Preventing mold issues by dealing with moisture issues in a timely and effective manner is the most efficient and least expensive way to keep this type of problem from occurring,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “To help prevent mold issues or to identify and manage its removal, Zimmetry’s building science professionals provide testing and consulting services for apartment and property managers of all types of buildings throughout Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. These services help to ensure superior indoor environmental quality for all building occupants. This is important because it not only provides a healthy place for people to live and work, it also reduces tenant turnover and vacancies while maintaining superior rent levels and property values.”


Zimmetry also recently sponsored a video about apartments, mold and indoor air quality (IAQ) that can be seen at:


To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their building science, indoor environmental quality, compliance and consulting services, please visit, call (787) 995.0005 or email


About Zimmetry Environmental

Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies.  The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America.  The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.