water testing

  • Are you taking Legionella seriously?

    Are YOU taking Legionella seriously? Are you taking the right precautions? Have you had a Legionella Risk Assessment to ascertain your risk? Do you know what you should be doing? If not – call us! At Waterchemist we find that people still don’t take the risk of Legionnaire’s Disease seriously. In fact for many businesses a Legionella Risk Assessment is a legal requirement. This is a disease that could still be fatal, as the following article from the BBC’s website …

    Posted at September 14, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog,Legionella Risk Assessments,Legionella Testing
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Is Pontiac fever a variety of Legionnaire’s disease

    Yes.  Pontiac fever is a variety of Legionnaire’s disease. Pontiac fever is caused by the same bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. If you are an hotelier or if you run a business that has showers or a hot tub, do not get caught out with Pontiac fever. This hotelier did . . . A hotel owner in the UK was fined thousands of pounds recently for not looking after his hot tub correctly.  Many of his clients ended up with a variation of Legionnaire’s …

    Posted at February 1, 2016 | By : | Categories : Blog
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On YoutubeVisit Us On LinkedinCheck Our Feed