Can Legionella testing be performed on air samples?

Legionella is a type of bacteria that can cause a severe respiratory infection known as Legionnaires’ disease. The bacteria can be found in water sources, such as hot tubs, cooling towers, and plumbing systems. But can Legionella testing be performed on air samples as well? Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks have been linked to contaminated water systems […]

What Are The Symptoms of Legionnaires’ Disease?

What Are The Symptoms of Legionnaires' Disease

In an era where we are constantly exposed to various health risks, it becomes crucial to stay informed about potential dangers and recognize their warning signs. One such condition that has gained attention in recent years is Legionnaires’ disease. Recognizing the symptoms of this condition is essential for early diagnosis and prompt treatment with antibiotics. […]

How is Legionella Transmitted and Where is it Commonly Found?

How is Legionella Transmitted and Where is it Commonly Found

Have you ever heard of Legionella and wondered how it is transmitted and where it is commonly found? Legionella is a bacteria that can cause a serious respiratory infection known as Legionnaires’ disease. Understanding how these bacteria spread and where they are commonly found is crucial to prevent their transmission and protecting your health. Legionnaires’ […]

How Much Is A Commercial Legionella Risk Assessment?

Legionella bacteria is one of the most dangerous and insidious threats to public health in today’s world. It is responsible for a number of serious illnesses, including Legionnaires’ disease, and can spread quickly through contaminated water systems. The only way to prevent outbreaks of this deadly pathogen is to conduct regular commercial Legionella risk assessments. […]

How Much Is A Residential Legionella Risk Assessment?

Water-borne illnesses, such as Legionnaires’ disease, pose a serious health risk for residential buildings. To protect residents from potential exposure to these diseases, many experts recommend conducting regular Legionella risk assessments. In this article, we will discuss the important role of Legionella risk assessments and provide an overview of the associated costs.  What Is A […]

How to take water samples for Legionella testing

If you are a landlord or a business owner, it is your responsibility to keep your tenants and employees safe. Although installing fire alarms and exit signs is a good start, you also need to consider water safety. Providing people with access to safe water within a building you are responsible for is essential.  Luckily, […]

What are the benefits of a water safety audit?

Owning a business is a difficult task, and with so much to think about, many business owners overlook the need to keep on top of their water systems. However, if you have employees that regularly use the water within your buildings, it is your responsibility to ensure they it is safe to use.  Luckily, there […]

How does temperature affect the growth of Legionella?

Have you ever been told to run your taps or leave your shower on for a couple of minutes before using it when you go to an AirBnB or return home after a holiday? Long periods of overuse can lead to accumulation of bacteria in your water pipes. By letting your faucets and showers run […]

How to control Legionella in hot and cold water systems

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease can be extremely dangerous, which is why it is essential to do everything that you can to ensure you have contaminant-free water. There are several remedial actions you can take to get rid of, and prevent, contaminated water.  Where are Legionella found? Legionella are originally found in lakes and rivers, […]

How do you test for legionella?

How do you test for legionella

Legionella bacteria, also known as legionella pneumophila, are usually harmless. However, some types can cause serious human disease infections including Legionnaires’ disease. These bacteria live in water systems such as cooling towers, hot tubs, whirlpools, fountains, drinking water supplies, and air conditioning units. While they typically thrive in warm temperatures and low levels of oxygen, […]