Recent Earthquake near Puerto Rico Reminds Residents of Hazards

Zimmetry Environmental provides environmental and indoor air quality consulting services that can prevent exposure to hazards following an earthquake.


Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Even minor earthquakes can impact the health and safety of people indoors.

Earlier this month, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near Puerto Rico in the middle of the night.† The epicenter of the quake occurred off the islandís northern coast and caused power outages and some damage to buildings.†

Fortunately there were no reports of injuries, but the earthquake reminded residents that they do live in an area that is known to have seismic activity.† Although reports of structural damage have been minor, some building owners and occupants were still faced with cracked floors and walls as well as broken windows and plumbing.

After an earthquake has struck, people need to be aware of aftershocks and numerous potential hazards before they enter their homes, schools and businesses.† Once it is deemed safe to return, building occupants may discover a wide range of indoor environmental hazards.† Some things people should be aware of include the following:


ďEven minor earthquakes can impact the health and safety of people indoors,Ē reports Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental.† ďIt is important for people to understand what to look out for and to be prepared.† For those with concerns about the health and safety of their indoor environment, Zimmetry has experts on standby to help at a momentís notice to inspect, consult and test for a wide range of indoor environmental concerns.Ē

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


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Contact Information
Paul Cochrane
President
Cochrane & Associates, LLC
(1) 6025103179
pcochrane@cochraneassoc.com


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