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?
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, […]
Does a landlord need to do a Legionella risk assessment?
Inhaling water droplets (aerosols) containing the Legionella bacteria is how most people get Legionnaires’ disease. Showering, turning on the water, or using equipment like spa pools and cooling towers can all increase the risk of exposure to this potentially lethal form of pneumonia. This is why regular water system assessments are crucial for residential buildings, […]
How to manage dental unit waterlines
Dental unit waterlines are the main supply centre for power, whether that be electrical, air or water-based, and they are integral for the functioning of different dental treatments. Usually, for dental treatments, there is a mixture of high air pressure and water which mix to help with dental treatments. However, when these two things combine, […]
Can you get Legionella from a shower?
For many years, Legionnaires’ disease has been a major public health concern. Even though more individuals have their water systems checked for disease control and prevention, Legionella outbreaks are still often reported and result in a number of deaths each year. In the UK and Scotland, water sources are the most common cause of Legionnaires’ […]