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Pipework Chlorination: Safeguarding Public Health through Disinfection

Chlorination and pressure testing services for Network Plus by Pipe Testing Services

Pipework Chlorination

    Pipework chlorination stands as a vital procedure in guaranteeing the safety and hygiene of water systems across the UK. It’s a robust disinfection method that eradicates harmful pathogens like bacteria and viruses, preventing their spread through contaminated water.

    This comprehensive guide delves into the intricacies of pipework chlorination, outlining its purpose, process, and the unparalleled expertise Pipe Testing Services (PTS) brings to the table.

    Chlorination is vital, but it’s only one facet of our expertise. Pipe Testing Services (PTS) is your one-stop shop for ensuring the safety and integrity of your water systems. Our seasoned team offers a comprehensive range of services beyond chlorination, including:

    • Legionella Control: We’re specialists in mitigating Legionella risks within water systems, safeguarding public health in leisure facilities, healthcare environments, and more.
    • TMV Installations: Our qualified engineers expertly install and maintain thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs), preventing scalding accidents in hot water systems.
    • Hydrostatic Pressure Testing: We conduct thorough hydrostatic pressure testing to identify and rectify weaknesses within pipework, guaranteeing system integrity.
    • Fusion Welding: Our certified technicians utilise advanced fusion welding techniques to create robust and leak-free pipe connections for long-lasting performance.

    Explore our dedicated pages to delve deeper into each service and discover how PTS can optimise your water systems.

    What is Pipework Chlorination?

    Pipework chlorination is a disinfection process for water systems. It involves flushing pipes and internal water networks with chlorinated water to eliminate harmful microorganisms. This procedure is typically performed when installing new plumbing or addressing potential contamination issues in existing water supplies. The goal is to ensure safe, clean water for consumption and use.

    Have a read of our previous page on chlorination compliance in new construction projects to learn about the necessity for expert chlorination services for new pipework.

    Why is Pipework Chlorination Essential?

    Waterborne pathogens pose a significant threat to public health. If left unchecked within pipework, these harmful organisms can contaminate the water supply and cause a myriad of illnesses, ranging from mild stomach upsets to serious health complications. Pipework chlorination serves as the primary line of defence against such threats.

    By effectively eliminating pathogens, chlorination safeguards the health and well-being of those who rely on the water system.

    Need reliable chlorination? Pipe Testing Services gets it done right – contact us for a worry-free quote. 

    Chlorination and pressure testing services for Network Plus by Pipe Testing Services

    The Pipework Chlorination Process Explained

    The pipework chlorination process adheres to stringent regulations and industry best practices set forth by organisations like the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI). Here’s a simplified breakdown of the typical steps involved:

    Importantly, standard chlorination is not the only method applied when it comes to disinfecting new and old pipework. Take a look at our page on comparing water treatment methods: chlorination, UV Disinfection, and Ozonation to learn more!

    What are the Benefits of Pipework Chlorination?

    Regular pipework chlorination offers a multitude of benefits, including:

    Enhanced Public Health Protection

    By eliminating harmful pathogens, chlorination safeguards users from waterborne diseases.

    Chlorination helps to maintain optimal water quality by reducing bacterial growth and microbial contamination within the pipe network.

    Pipework chlorination is a mandatory requirement in the UK for new installations and following maintenance works. Regular chlorination ensures compliance with the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016.

    Regular chlorination provides peace of mind, knowing that your water system is safe and meets the required hygiene standards.

    PTS: Your Trusted Partner for Pipework Chlorination Nationwide

    Over the years, we at PTS, have garnered a reputation for excellence in for internal pipework chlorination services across the UK. Our team of highly trained and certified professionals possesses the in-depth knowledge and experience required to deliver exceptional service, ensuring the safety and compliance of your water system.

    Here’s what sets PTS apart in the realm of pipework chlorination:

    Case Study: Ensuring Water Safety with Chlorination Services

    Recently, PTS collaborated with CPC Civils Ltd. on a critical project in Birmingham, providing comprehensive chlorination and de-chlorination services for an 800mm water mains line. Adherence to regulatory standards ensured all water samples met safety criteria, and we got the job done promptly despite working on a high-profile scheme and to a tight programme. Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    How often is pipework chlorination required in the UK?

    The frequency of pipework chlorination can vary depending on the circumstances. Typically, chlorination is mandatory for:

    • New pipework installations before they are commissioned.
    • Existing pipework following repairs or maintenance work.
    • Some water systems may require periodic chlorination as part of a risk management plan.

    The cost of pipework chlorination can vary depending on the size and complexity of the system being disinfected. We would advise you get in contact with us at PTS for a free quote. Once we understand the nature of the work required, we can provide a more accurate a cost-effective solution for your pipework chlorination needs.

    We maintain a commitment to staying abreast of the latest regulatory updates and best practices in the field of pipework chlorination.

    This includes monitoring updates from organisations like the DWI and attending relevant industry training courses. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that our chlorination procedures consistently meet the most rigorous standards.

    Contact Pipe Testing Services for Expert Chlorination Solutions

    Don’t leave water safety to chance. Choose PTS as your partner for achieving optimal chlorination and protecting water user health. Reach out today to discuss your specific chlorination needs and ensure your water systems meet safety standards.

    Phone – 01922 451646

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

    Prioritising reliable services, contact us now to discuss your needs or schedule a consultation. Let’s collaborate for certainty in water safety.