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Residents of Puerto Rico Breathe Easier with Access to Sewer Gas and Mystery Odor Consulting Services

Zimmetry Environmental provides air testing and building inspection services to identify and mitigate sewer gas exposure concerns and other problem odors.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

Exposure to sewer gas is a concern due to its unpleasant odor and potential health effects associated with exposure to toxic gases.

Most people have at one time or another stepped into a home or building and were overwhelmed by an obnoxious odor, often smelling like rotten eggs. Quite often the unpleasant odor is the result of sewer gas, a common cause of indoor air quality (IAQ) and mystery odor complaints.
A complex mixture of toxic and nontoxic gases combine to make up sewer gas and it can be present indoors at varying levels depending upon the source. It is formed during the decay of household and industrial waste. Highly toxic components of sewer gas include hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. Sewer gas also contains methane, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxides. Fumes from chlorine bleach, industrial solvents and gasoline may also be present in sewer gas.
“Exposure to sewer gas is a concern due to its unpleasant odor and potential health effects associated with exposure to toxic gases,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “As reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, exposure to low levels of hydrogen sulfide in sewer gas can cause irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract. Other symptoms reported by the agency include nervousness, dizziness, nausea, headache and drowsiness. Indoor exposure to elevated concentrations of other sewer gases, such as methane and ammonia, can also lead to health concerns.”
The building science professionals at Zimmetry Environmental offer consulting, testing and monitoring services for sewer gas and its many components in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean. If a problem is identified, corrective actions can then be implemented to prevent future exposure risks for building occupants. Zimmetry also recently sponsored an educational video about sewer gas, its causes and ways to prevent it from entering a property that can be seen at:
To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their building science, indoor environmental quality, compliance and consulting services, please visit, call (787) 995.0005 or email .
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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