Puerto Rico’s Water Damage Professionals Utilize Advanced Methods to Identify Microbial Contaminants
Zimmetry Environmental provides consulting services to identify and resolve indoor environmental quality issues following all types of water damage.
Before remediation and reconstruction activities begin, it’s important for property owners and managers to know exactly what is in the water that has damaged their home or building.
When water damage occurs in a home or building due to flooding or a sanitary sewer overflow, the damage can be extensive. Property owners and tenants are immediately impacted as they are forced to vacate their home or business to begin the process of cleanup, drying out the property and repairing the damage.
These types of catastrophic events can be overwhelming for those involved. This is precisely why it is so important in these situations to look to the expertise of building science professionals to ensure that the health and safety of workers and all future building occupants is not jeopardized.
In Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean, the source of that expertise can be found at Zimmetry Environmental. “Before remediation and reconstruction activities begin, it’s important for property owners and managers to know exactly what is in the water that has damaged their home or building,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “Often there can be pathogenic microbial contaminates that can be a real health risk. This risk is not just for immediately after a flood. If not handled properly, these microorganisms could cause health concerns and illnesses months or years later for anyone living or working in the building.”
When there is the risk of sewage contamination from flood waters or broken pipes, one method to test for its presence is by sampling for Bacteroides. As a fecal indicator organism, testing for Bacteroides can be extremely useful for identifying situations where there is a high risk of pathogenic microorganisms following water damage.
The building science and indoor environmental quality experts at Zimmetry help to identify, prevent and resolve environmental concerns following all types of water damage events. Services range from testing for fecal indicator organisms such as Bacteroides to identifying mold and chemical contaminants. Zimmetry even provides lead and asbestos testing services in older properties that may have these hazardous materials.
To learn more about water damage, indoor air quality and healthy indoor environments, please visit www.zimmetry.com, call (787) 995.0005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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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