Legionella & Other Bacteria Prevention
Legionella grows in warm water, like the water temperatures used in hot tubs.
Warm water is a potent breeding ground for Legionella, the bacteria responsible for causing Legionnaires Disease.
What we do
Plumbing & Pipeline Solutions can ensure that hot water is stored and distributed at temperatures greater than 60°C. For what purpose?
This will create an environment that is too hot for bacteria to develop.
Take note that water at this temperature will cause burns within seconds of exposure to bare skin. So what’s the solution?
We will install Thermostatic Mixing Valves to temper and control the water temperature down to a comfortable level.
With that, managing the water storage temperature water system should be flushed with very hot water (in excess of 70°C) on a regular basis.
Rest assured that we will incorporate regular preventative measures as part of an ongoing maintenance schedule.