There are some simple steps you can take to control the risk from legionella.
- Water should either be under twenty degrees or over fifty degrees to prevent legionella growth.
- Avoid your water systems stagnating e.g remove or control infrequently used outlets and dead legs of water.
- Avoid using products in domestic systems that can harbour or provide a food source for the bacteria, such as flexible hoses, rubber and plastic compounds.
- Maintain high risk assets such as spa pools, cooling towers and in domestic systems; hot water systems, TMV's, Showers and other spray outlets
Treatment chemicals are often used in swimming pools and spas and is another effective way of killing legionella as well as other bacteria.
SMS Environmental are experts in providing services to help prevent legionnaires disease and take the worry away from our clients.