What is Legionella?
Legionella are a bacteria which can cause a lung infection called legionnaires' disease, which can cause the same symptoms as pneumonia. It can also cause other potentially fatal diseases - pontiac fever and lochgoilhead fever. All three of these diseases can be contracted through inhaling legionella bacteria, from tiny droplets of water which are left behind after water has evaporated or found in aerosols.
Forward Plumbing will assess all water systems in domestic or commercial properties and ensure you and the inhabitants of your building that you are kept protected from legionella and the diseases it causes. According to the law, this test has to be carried out on all premises where water is stored or recirculated. Which includes:
- Domestic Properties
- Rental Properties
- Doctors Surgeries
- Nursing Homes
Once we have completed the legionella test, you will receive legitimate documentation which includes your results in total accordance to current health and safety regulations.
Do I need a legionella test?
Before 2012, it was just commercial properties that required a legionella bacteria test. But in 2012, the Health and Safety Executive governed that testing is mandatory at residential properties too. If your legionella risk assessment is not up to date and an outbreak occurs - you could be prosecuted. We always advise that for your safety and insurance reasons, this test of your water system should be carried out by a qualified professional. All of our plumbers are fully trained to carry out legionella water testing in compliance to current health and safety standards. The test is fast and does not cause any danger to you or others in your building.
We always provide professional service at affordable prices, which is what has given us our fantastic reputation in the local area. We offer legionella risk assessments for just £195 (+VAT) for a commercial property or £85 (+VAT) for a domestic property. To get yours booked in simply give us a call on 01323 407 305 or complete the form at the top of this page.