Archive for June, 2015

  • Legionella : It is still there!

    This week, it was reported that a Hospital Trust in Southern England had been fined a lot of money plus costs as an outbreak of Legionella had occurred.  Hospitals obviously do their best to avoid this sort of thing but it does bring it home to us all that we cannot relax our anti-Legionella tactics and precautions. Remember that any premises with water systems in place must have anti-Legionella precautions in place.  If you have just one shower, then you must …

    Posted at June 24, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE PREVENTION

    Tips on how to avoid Legionnaire’s Disease! The bacterium causing Legionnaire’s Disease likes water temperatures in the range 37 degrees centigrade to 55 degrees centigrade. Ideally water in water storage tanks should be kept below 20 degrees centigrade.  This is not always possible with roof tanks so roof tanks should be well insulated. Bleach is not very effective in amounts which would kill most bacteria. The legionella bacterium which causes Legionnaire’s Disease can live under the scale on showerheads which can occur in hard …

    Posted at June 4, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
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