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Legionella Treatment for Domestic Water Systems

Legionella Treatment for Domestic Water Systems

Legionella Treatment for Domestic Water Systems

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    How can we, at PTS, help with Legionella Treatment for Domestic Water Systems?

    Legionella bacteria can proliferate in domestic water systems, posing a significant health risk to homeowners and residents. Effective treatment methods are crucial to prevent the growth and spread of these bacteria, which can cause the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease.

    In the UK, domestic water systems, including hot and cold water distribution networks, showers, and other water-based appliances, are subject to legionella control regulations and guidelines.

    Homeowners and landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their water systems and implement appropriate control measures. That why, we at Pipe Testing Services (PTS), are here to help.

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    While our specialised Legionella Treatment for Domestic Water Systems is a core service, it represents just one aspect of our comprehensive offerings at Pipe Testing Services (PTS). Here’s a listing of our additional services related to ensuring the safety and compliance of your domestic water systems:

    Understanding Legionella Treatment for Domestic Water Systems & the Risks

    Legionella bacteria thrive in warm, stagnant water conditions commonly found in household water systems. Factors contributing to legionella growth in domestic settings include:

    Potential sources of legionella contamination in households include hot water tanks, showerheads, humidifiers, and other water-based appliances. Vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and immunocompromised individuals, are at a higher risk of developing Legionnaires’ disease if exposed to legionella.

    Legionella Treatment for Domestic Water Systems

    Related: Take a look at our recent blog on legionella control within the hospitality industry, and how best to protect guests, of all ages

    Legionella Treatment Methods for Domestic Water Systems

    Several legionella water treatment methods can be employed to control and eliminate legionella bacteria in domestic water systems:

    Temperature Control

    Maintaining appropriate water temperatures is crucial for inhibiting legionella growth. Hot water should be stored and circulated above 60°C (140°F), while cold water temperatures should be kept below 20°C (68°F).

    Installing thermostatic mixing valves can help prevent scalding while maintaining high hot water temperatures.

    Related: Learn more about the importance of TMV installations, servicing & maintenance on our recent blog pages – Preventing Scalding Risks with Thermostatic Mixing Valves & The Importance of Regular Thermostatic Mixing Valve Servicing

    Chemical Disinfection

    Chemical disinfection involves using biocides to kill legionella bacteria in water systems. Common disinfectants used in domestic settings include:

    Want to know more about PTS’s chlorination techniques, when it comes to legionella control? Take a look at our page here – Chlorination and Legionella Control

    Physical Treatment Methods

    Physical treatment methods, such as ultraviolet (UV) light and filtration, can also be employed to eliminate legionella bacteria from domestic water systems. UV disinfection uses high-intensity UV light to inactivate and kill microorganisms, while filtration removes legionella bacteria and other contaminants from water.

    Regular Flushing and Cleaning

    Regular flushing and cleaning of water systems are essential to remove stagnant water and biofilms that can harbour legionella bacteria. Showerheads, taps, and other outlets should be regularly cleaned and descaled to prevent the accumulation of legionella-friendly environments.

    Implementing a Legionella Control Plan

    To effectively manage legionella risks in domestic water systems, homeowners and landlords should implement a comprehensive legionella control plan. This plan should include:

    Conducting a Legionella Risk Assessment

    A legionella risk assessment should be conducted to identify potential sources of contamination and areas of risk within the domestic water system. At PTS, we carry out these types of assessments for any business, facility, residential or commercial property. You can learn more about our services as Legionella Contractors here – on our main page: Legionella Contractors | Pipe Testing Services

    Based on the risk assessment findings, a legionella management plan should be developed. This plan should outline the control measures to be implemented, such as temperature control, disinfection methods, and flushing schedules. It should also include legionella monitoring procedures and response protocols in case of legionella detection

    Regular monitoring and record-keeping are essential components of a legionella control plan. Water temperatures, disinfectant levels, and other water quality parameters should be routinely monitored and recorded. Additionally, periodic legionella testing through water sampling and analysis should be conducted to verify the effectiveness of the control measures.

    Services Offered - Pipe Testing Services

    As Legionella Contractors, at PTS, we offer a range of services to assist with legionella control in domestic water systems, including:

    Costs and Considerations

    The cost of hiring a legionella contractor for domestic water systems can vary depending on the scope of services required, the size and complexity of the water system, and the location. Factors such as the contractor’s experience, accreditations, and the frequency of services will also influence the overall cost.

    While hiring a professional contractor may incur additional expenses, it can provide peace of mind and ensure compliance with relevant legionella regulations, ultimately protecting the health and safety of occupants.

    Don’t hesitate to get in conduct with us for a personalised quote – whatever the job, we’ll get you sorted, in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

    Contact Pipe Testing Services Today

    Above all, expertise is paramount, and our team of Legionella contractors at Pipe Testing Services possess extensive experience and certifications. For this reason, our clients are always satisfied with the results.

    Because we stay updated with the latest industry advancements and best practices, we are able to provide the highest level of service.

    From the drop down menu above, you can learn more about how we can help you protect your premises, ensure compliance, and advise on what to do when legionella is detected.

    For exceptional Legionnaires contract work, please reach out to Pipe Testing Services using the following contact information:

    Phone – 01922 451646

    Email –

    Address – Unit 27 Birchbrook Industrial Estate, Shenstone, Lichfield, Staffs, WS14 0DJ

    We are committed to delivering reliable and reputable services to ensure the safety and compliance of your water systems. Contact us now to discuss your needs or to schedule a consultation. Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you.