Approaching That Time When Legionella Thrives
Summer Legionella Spikes
With the arrival of spring, and summer on the horizon, the risk of Legionella bacteria in water systems increases significantly. It is important to note that outbreak spikes have been seen in previous year reports during these warmer months.
Legionella bacteria thrives in warm water environments, making the summer months a high-risk time for waterborne diseases. Not only that, many establishments close their doors for the summer. This includes those within the education sector leaving them susceptible to bacterial growth in their systems without the correct control measures in place.
Maintaining Your Water Systems During Summer Months
Maintaining water systems and Legionella compliance in summer months is crucial to ensure the safety and well-being of your teams and the public. Here are some tips which can help achieve this:
- Ensure that all water systems are properly flushed and clean before the start of the summer season.
- Regularly monitor and maintain the temperature of your systems.
- Check that all cooling towers and evaporative condensers are clean and free of debris.
- Implement a regular testing and sampling program to monitor the presence of Legionella bacteria.
- Train and educate your teams on Legionella awareness, prevention, and response protocols.
Your Dedicated Water Hygiene And Treatment Team
With over 35 years of experience and proudly renowned for expert UK coverage our team is well placed to support your water treatment and hygiene compliance requirements including:
Legionella Compliance Services
Ensuring compliance with the latest legislation and preventing the spread of legionella bacteria requires a reliable legionella services programme. Hydro-X offers comprehensive training, legionella risk assessment, and monitoring programmes to ensure that there are no compliance gaps, providing complete assurance.
Boiler Water Treatment
Well maintained and serviced systems deliver the most cost-effective use of fuel and therefore energy efficient systems that will meet the demand of a changing environment.
Cooling Tower/System Water Treatment
It is crucial to understand the effectiveness and efficiency of your cooling system, whether it utilises air, cooling towers, or a hybrid, and determine if Cooling Tower Water Treatment Services are necessary.
Closed Loop Water Systems
Closed loop water systems are frequently used in industrial heating systems and various other applications. Despite being more efficient and requiring less maintenance than other systems, they are not entirely maintenance-free. Closed system water treatment is essential in preventing the build-up of scale, corrosion, and bacteria, which can result in reduced efficiency and valve blockages.
Optimised pre-treatment will reduce the cost of operation including maintenance of systems as well as streamlining your systems efficiencies. Our bespoke solutions help condition your water to meet your specific industry requirements.
Legionella Risk Assessments
Our team of professionals are capable of evaluating and creating the necessary legal documents to aid in the establishment of your compliance program, enabling you to comply with the latest legislative updates.