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HARD WATER & LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE (CAUSED BY LEGIONELLA)

HARD WATER:

Contains calcium and magnesium based minerals.

With soap – can form scum.

Leaves scale deposits.

Lather formation is not good and forms scum.

Hardness removal for clothes washing – use a detergent or washing soda……..

MORE PROBLEMS WITH HARD WATER – SOME SERIOUS!

Due to scaling up of water heaters, heat transfer is affected so water heaters become less effective eg  kettles take longer to boil and central heating systems do not work as well as they should.

Showerhead scaling can cause reduction in water flow, but more importantly, it has been shown that Legionella bacteria can live on showerheads.  Showers in regular use should be descaled and sanitised regularly.  Sanitising showerheads with bleach is not effective as bleach does not dissolve scale and it has been shown that Legionella bacteria can live under scale!

This is particularly important for schools, gyms, leisure centres and anywhere with showering facilities.

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease could result in very bad publicity.

SOLUTION:-   Use our showerhead cleaner which is a combined descaler and biocide.  It is economical and easy to use

OR – fit a water softener!

Please ask for further details.

Posted at March 12, 2014 | By : | Categories : Blog
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