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Residents of Puerto Rico Advised that Mold Issues Lurking behind Walls and Ceilings Can Cause Indoor Air Quality Problems

Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Zimmetry Environmental offers mold and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) testing and consulting services to protect building occupants from exposure risks.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico, June 3rd, 2019 -- Most people can readily recognize mold growing on a wall or ceiling in their home, office or school. Anytime there is visible mold growth there is a good chance people in the area are being exposed to elevated levels of it in the air they breathe.

 

While there are many situations where indoor mold growth is readily visible, it is also quite common for mold growth to be confined to places that are out of sight, but still having a negative impact on indoor air quality (IAQ). Areas of frequent concern include wall cavities, below floors, under carpeting, above ceilings, and beneath or behind cabinets. If moisture or elevated levels of humidity have entered these locations, there is a good chance mold growth has taken place. 

 

“Just because mold is hidden does not mean it isn’t likely causing indoor air quality issues for people in a home or building,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “Mold spores and fragments can easily make their way from where they are growing in areas that are out of sight to places in a building where people work, go to school or reside. On many occasions we have been called upon to investigate water damage or an indoor air quality complaint and have discovered mold growing in places that people don’t normally check.”

 

Both visible and hidden mold growth can cause odors and expose people to elevated levels of mold. Exposure can irritate people’s respiratory system, cause allergies, trigger asthma in some who suffer from the condition, and some types of mold associated with water damaged buildings can even cause infections in those with a weakened or suppressed immune system. 

 

Dedicated to creating healthy indoor environments in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean are the professionals at Zimmetry Environmental. Their mold and building science experts offer inspections, testing, monitoring and consulting services to identify and mitigate all types of moldy indoor environments and prevent the mold from returning.

 

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their building science, indoor environmental quality, compliance 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.