Legionella Water Treatment

Why Use Recommendations for Legionella Water Treatment

Have you ever been washing your hands in a building – perhaps a hospital, school or workplace – to find the water suddenly become scalding hot? It’s a little frustrating isn’t it? However, it’s not quite as frustrating as being struck down with Legionnaire’s disease, a potentially fatal form of pneumonia which develops and thrives in water, and is spread by droplets of water.

It’s most likely that you’ve heard of Legionnaire’s disease – but what exactly does it do? Legionella (the bacteria that causes the disease) is present in small bodies of water, such as lakes and ponds, but in too small a numbers to cause any problems. It’s in man made water systems, like central heating and air conditioning systems, where the problem begins. Thriving in water that is between the temperatures of 20 and 45 degrees Celsius, legionella are provided with the perfect condition to grow in many buildings, including offices, public buildings – pretty much anywhere. Legionella can also survive in conditions where the water is stagnant, such as long pipe systems.

Dakro provide legionella water treatment and assessment – essential for practically all businesses. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 specifies that employers need to take reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of employees and visitors to the premises, and correct water hygiene falls under this responsibility.

Legionella water treatment is mandatory for most businesses, workplaces and public buildings. One of the most effective methods of legionella water treatment is controlling the temperature of the water effectively – which is why hot water is sometimes far too hot, which is why you end up scalding yourself!

The experts at Dakro are able to provide full legionella assessment and treatment, providing a full and thorough examination of your entire water systems to ensure that there is no legionella present. They will also make recommendations for any action required – which is advisable to follow unless you want to find yourself on the wrong side of the law!

For more information regarding legionella water treatment and to learn more about Dakro’s procedures, visit www.dakro.co.uk today.

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