Water Hygiene

KEEP YOUR HEATING SYSTEMS IN SAFE WORKING ORDER

FOLLOW THIS WATER HYGIENE GUIDE TO PREVENT LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE

Introduction

Legionella bacteria is found in the natural environment however with the correct conditions legionella may have the opportunity to contaminate and grow in hot and cold-water systems. This is where you may or may not have heard of Legionnaires’ Disease. Legionnaires’ Disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water. Below we have outlined some simple, but effective control measures that will help keep your heating systems in safe working order.

SHOWERS 

If you have a shower it is important that the shower head is cleaned every 3 months. For those who do not pay for this service via their service charge, the traditional method is: 

1. Unscrew your shower head and place in a plastic bag

2. Pour in a solution of one-part white vinegar to one-part water and leave for 3 hours (you can also use any general de-scaler)

3. Rinse the shower head thoroughly.

This will remove any scale and other sediment which otherwise provides the environment for legionella to breed.


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