Legionnaires

  • 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
  • Legionella Risk Assessment

    Legionella Risk Assessment   (LRA)  . . . Please be aware that many Local Authorities are now insisting that properties within their jurisdiction have a Legionella Risk Assessment, often referred to as an LRA.  Properties and businesses, such as schools, nursing homes, restaurants, hotels, cafes, pubs, in fact any business that has employees and/or the public that use their water facilities. Be aware that many people have jumped on the band wagon and are now offering Legionella Risk Assessments, or LRA‘s, …

    Posted at May 19, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog,Legionella Testing
  • Water Fountains and Legionnaires Disease

    Is it time to stop worrying about Legionnaires Disease? – No! Consider the small Spanish town of Mananares, south of Madrid.  It would appear that 235 people have been affected there by Legionnaires Disease.  3 have died and 10 are still in hospital. The local fountain is implicated. Legionella bacteria like warm water temperatures and Spain has warm temperatures. We do not generally have a problem with outdoor fountains in this country because the weather is cooler than in Spain …

    Posted at January 7, 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
  • Legionnaires Disease and Holidays

    Legionnaires Disease and holidays ~  and how to avoid it when you go on your holidays.   Legionnaires Disease is a dangerous disease and should not be underestimated, especially when going away to sunnier climes.   When you go on holiday to a warmer country, try to ensure that you do not bring back Legionnaires Disease as a souvenir !   Here are two useful tips to remember when you get to your room on arrival:-   1.  Run each of …

    Posted at November 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Water or Beer : That is the Question

    Water or beer ?   On the subject of water ~ or the lack of it, recent studies have shown that it can be as dangerous to drive whilst dehydrated as it is to drive whilst under the influence of alcohol. Apparently your judgement can be seriously affected and this can have an adverse effect on braking, speed perception and lane drifting. This study was done at my old University, Loughborough, so it must be true! So, if you are going to drive, have …

    Posted at November 9, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Try our new Showerhead Cleaner and Descaler Gel in the fight against Legionella

    Many of our customers use our showerhead cleaner and descaler liquid and have done so for some time.  This works well and they keep ordering more, which is a good sign. We recently chlorinated a twenty year old accommodation block with two hundred rooms and noticed that there was a lot of scale on the taps.  We were asked to descale and sanitise the taps because bacteria, eg Legionella, can hide under the scale and multiply. Our liquid showerhead cleaner was not …

    Posted at October 12, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • Legionnaires Disease Victims Receive Settlement

    Stoke-on-Trent Legionnaires Disease Victims Receive Substantial Settlement Above is a recent headline referring to the settlement of a Legionnaires Disease outbreak that happened three years ago.  We are notifying you to reinforce what we have been saying for long time ~ some would say, preaching.  That is, to be aware of the Legionella bug!  Legionella is alive and well and ready to leap into action if it has the right surroundings to flourish. In this case, above, Legionnaires Disease was contracted by people near, not in, …

    Posted at July 9, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
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