water storage tanks

  • 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
  • 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
  • Campsites. Owners and managers. Is your water safe for your clients?

    Campsites.  Owners and managers.  Is your water safe for your clients? Hopefully, the weather is about to improve and you will soon be having visitors to your campsites. After the winter months:- –  is the water system safe to use? –  the water systems may have stood unused during winter. –   what have the water bacteria been up to? –  are the water storage tanks, if you have them, clean? –  are the showerheads descaled and sanitised? –  is there …

    Posted at March 9, 2016 | 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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