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.
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.
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.
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: