Legionaires Disease

  • 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
  • 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
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