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, […]

Does a landlord need to do a Legionella risk assessment?

Landlord 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

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?

Legionella 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’ […]

Can you get Legionella from drinking water?

Can you get Legionella from drinking water

Water is a source of vitality and drinking enough of it daily is important for our health. Drinking water not only prevents dehydration, but also conditions that lead to unclear thinking, mood swings, it also stops our body from overheating, and keeps away constipation and kidney stones. This liquid is a staple of healthy living […]

What is Legionnaires’ disease?

What is Legionnaires’ disease

Legionellosis refers to a group of diseases caused by Legionella bacteria, including the most severe Legionnaires’ disease and the less dangerous Pontiac fever. Everyone is susceptible to Legionnaires’ disease, which is a potentially lethal form of pneumonia. The risk increases significantly with age but some people are more vulnerable: People over 45 years of age […]

How to manage Legionella in hot and cold water systems

Managing legionella in hot and cold water systems

Legionella bacteria can be found in a variety of water sources. In nature its presence in numbers is limited. However, Legionella is virulent and poses a threat to people when it finds a poorly maintained or managed water system. Controlling Legionella bacteria in hot and cold water systems is critical if people are to be […]

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