Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Keeping Mold Exposure Risks Out of Homes, Schools and Businesses in Puerto Rico

Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Zimmetry Environmental provides indoor environmental quality testing, monitoring and consulting services to identify, prevent and resolve mold and other exposure issues.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico, June 15th, 2020 -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the presence of mold is very common in buildings and homes. The agency goes on to report that mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows or pipes, or where there has been flooding.

It is well known that exposure to elevated levels of mold can cause health issues for some people. The CDC states: Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions.

Some types of mold associated with indoor growth can also cause opportunistic infections in people with a weakened or suppressed immune system. This is why the presence of mold in places like hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities can be especially concerning.

“The best way to prevent exposure to elevated levels of mold in a home, business or institution is to prevent mold growth from occurring in the first place,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “The CDC recommends controlling humidity levels; promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows and pipes; thoroughly cleaning and drying after any flooding; and ventilating shower, laundry and cooking areas. They also recommend inspecting buildings for evidence of water damage and visible mold as part of routine building maintenance. At Zimmetry, we offer comprehensive building inspection services, audits, testing and monitoring for mold and moisture in all types of buildings across Puerto Rico. If an issue is found, our professionals can provide the expertise to have the issue resolved to create a healthy home or building.” 

 

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their mold, water damage, indoor air quality, environmental, and compliance testing and consulting services, please visit www.zimmetry.com, call (787) 995.0005 or email info@zimmetry.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.