Cheshire

  • Legionella testing in care homes

    It is so important that the water systems in Care Homes are regularly tested. If you have someone you love in a Care Home or you are looking for Care Home provision, make sure to ask the Care Home Owner or Manager when was the last time their water was tested for Legionella which can lead on to the killer disease, which is Legionnaires Disease.  To be absolutely sure, ask to see their water test certificates.  If they are out …

    Posted at October 17, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,Legionella Risk Assessments,Legionella Testing
  • Legionnaires disease and water temperatures

    Legionnaires disease and water temperatures ‘Legionnaires disease‘ !  You will probably see these words, groan and delete. Please don’t because the following is very important. The legionella bacteria are still out there lurking in your showerheads.  They are also lurking in hot water storage vessels where the water is not hot enough.  This enables the legionella bacteria to establish themselves.  The legionella bacteria are very hard to get rid of once they have gained a “toehold”.   The average bacterium is finished …

    Posted at September 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Uncertain times but not for legionella!

    Yes. These are uncertain times ~ but not for legionella! What are the legionella bugs up to in these uncertain times. We have had a Referendum! The UK has a new Prime Minister! Meanwhile, what are the legionella bugs doing? It is all going on but quietly in the background.  Water bacteria, particularly Legionella Pneumophila (Legionnaires Disease), are still going about their business so water testing must continue. Businesses that have water facilities must still have a Legionella Risk Assessment.  It is …

    Posted at July 7, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Water storage tanks and summer holidays

    Water storage tanks and the summer holidays It is possible that you could have one or more water storage tanks in the roof, often where you cannot easily see them.  The water tanks should be inspected and if necessary, cleaned.  With the summer holidays approaching, this could be a good time for inspecting and cleaning the water storage tanks. We can do this. Many water treatment companies do not like this sort of work.  We do . . . and …

    Posted at June 16, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • The water tank with its own carpet

    Yes.  A water tank with its own carpet ! Yes.  The water tank had its own carpet!!  I came across a water tank that instead of a proper cover, a carpet was placed over the tank.  Over many years the carpet had gradually slipped into the water and had dispersed. The contaminated water was being used by students in the student accommodation.  The tank was obviously immediately condemned for the safety of the students. Students are famous, or infamous, for …

    Posted at April 14, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Have you got biofilms?

    What are biofilms?   Biofilms are layers of usually, harmless bacteria found inside water pipes and on water tank sides. Sometimes, you can touch the inside wall of a tank and it feels “slippery”.  This is due to the presence of biofilms. Biofilms do not usually cause a problem but they can act as a nutrient for other bacteria, for example, legionella. If biofilms are found in a tank, they can be removed by chlorination which we can organise for you. …

    Posted at March 17, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Tilly wants safe Drinking Water

    Tilly wants safe drinking water. Tilly wants safe drinking water for Christmas ! *   Drinking water that has been tested by Waterchemist Ltd *   Drinking water that is free from harmful bacteria *   Drinking water that she knows is safe to drink     Dogs, such as Tilly, can drink nearly any water.  Humans should not do that. Unpleasant bacteria, such as e.coli, can be found in water.  This can have a devastating effect on the human body. Waterchemist Ltd …

    Posted at December 9, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Is your Chilled Water System ready for Winter

    Now is the time to make sure your chilled water system is ready for winter.  Sadly, winter is on its way! Now is the time to make sure your chilled water system has enough antifreeze  (MEG ~ mono ethylene glycol). If you wish, send us a small sample of the system water and we can test the level of antifreeze for you, free of charge. If more antifreeze is needed, we can then organise that for you if required, but sadly …

    Posted at September 11, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
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