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  • 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
  • Another Legionella warning !

    Another Legionella warning ! You are probably fed up with these Legionella warnings but there is another aspect to Legionella prevention that may not be widely known. Recently several organisations have been criticised because they did not have “a competent person” to manage the risk of Legionella in their hot and cold water systems. Please make sure that you have a “competent person” specified within your Legionella prevention strategies. This little bit of information could be of great help to …

    Posted at August 15, 2016 | 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Waterchemist : Our First Video

     Here is our first video from Waterchemist Ltd.  We hope you like it. Here is the link if you wish to view it:                   We hope that there will be more videos in the future to demonstrate the type of work that we do. Please visit us again.     David Edwards    B Sc Hons (Industrial Chemistry)  MWMSoc  PGCE Managing Director Waterchemist Ltd,  Lichfield Water testing and water treatment in buildings T.          01543 306802 …

    Posted at August 23, 2015 | By : | Categories : Blog
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