Building Assessments and the Role of Indoor Environmental Quality in Helping to Prevent the Spread of Pathogens in Puerto Rico
Zimmetry Environmental provides building inspection services and indoor environmental quality testing, monitoring and consulting to identify and mitigate exposure risks to microbial pathogens, allergens, irritants and chemical pollutants.
Bayamon, Puerto Rico, March 30th, 2020 -- Earlier this month, a state of emergency was declared by Puerto Rico’s governor and a few days later, people were ordered to stay in their homes in an effort to battle the coronavirus pandemic. These actions, designed to slow the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are especially important for the elderly and those with underlying health conditions that are most vulnerable to having a severe response if they develop COVID-19.
As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the virus can be spread from person-to-person through close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The agency also states that it may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes.
“Understanding the importance of social distancing, hand washing, proper ventilation, indoor air quality, and the significance of disinfecting surfaces in buildings and institutions is key to preventing new cases of COVID-19,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “This is especially true in places such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, cruise ships and other locations with high risk populations.”
Helping businesses and institutions in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean prevent the spread of pathogens in their facilities are the building science and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) experts at Zimmetry Environmental. Their professionals provide building audits and assessments, air and surface testing for pathogens and pollutants, disinfection protocol verification, and consulting services to help create optimal indoor environmental conditions in buildings of all types.
To learn more about infection control, building assessments, environmental pathogens, indoor air quality (IAQ) and other industrial hygiene services, please visit www.zimmetry.com, call (787) 995.0005 or email email@example.com.
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.