Providing Legionella Risk Assessments and Legionnaires’ Disease Prevention Methods in Devon

If you have water storage facilities on your property, it is very important that they are maintained properly to avoid the risk of Legionnaires’ disease. 

From our base in Devon, the team at Acoll Heating and Plumbing Ltd have 10 years’ experience in providing extensive risk assessments in Torbay, Exeter, and the surrounding areas. 

Our team of BPEC registered engineers will leave no stone unturned in the assessment of your system, and swiftly act to prevent the threat of Legionnaires’ disease ever arising.

Carrying out Risk Assessments

It is important that water storage facilities in properties are properly assessed and maintained, with landlords required by law to have a Legionella risk assessment at all their rental properties. These assessments are to ensure water temperatures are maintained at a correct level, tanks are properly fitted, insulated, and covered with a securely fitting lid.

Who is at Risk?

  • People over 45 Years of Age 
  • Smokers and Heavy Drinkers 
  • People Suffering from Chronic Respiratory or Kidney Disease 
  • Diabetes, Lung and Heart Disease
  • Anyone with an Impaired Immune System

Prevention

Precautions to avoid Legionnaires’ disease include disinfecting water systems, cleaning shower heads, the removal of stagnant water pools from water tanks and systems, insulating pipework, and keeping cisterns properly covered and free of debris.

How People Contract Legionnaires’ Disease?

People contract Legionnaires’ disease by inhaling droplets of water containing bacteria that are suspended in the air.

Certain conditions increase the risk of Legionnaires’ disease, these include:

  • The water temperature in all or some parts of the system may be between 20-45 degrees centigrade, with is suitable for growth. 
  • It is possible for breathable water droplets to be created and dispersed e.g. aerosol created by water outlets. 
  • Water is stored and/or re-circulated. 
  • There are deposits that can support bacterial growth providing a source of nutrients for the organism e.g. rust, sludge, scale, organic matter, and biofilms.

Receive help with the prevention of Legionnaires’ disease by contacting us, providing risk assessments from our base in Devon to Torbay, Exeter, and the surrounding areas.

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