Legionella Water Testing

We are qualified to carry out legionella water testing in both domestic and commercial properties. Does your Commercial premises comply with current legislation L8? That requires every commercial building to have a current Legionella risk assessment. Failure to comply could mean prosecution in the event of an outbreak. Recent research has revealed that up to 1.5 million households in the UK could be harbouring legionella.

Legionellosis is a term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria. Legionnaires' disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone can be infected. Legionella bacteria is widespread in natural water systems such as rivers or ponds. Outbreaks of legionella often occur from exposure of the bacteria growing in purpose-built systems where water is maintained at a high temperature such as hot and cold water systems. People contract the disease by inhaling small droplets of water in the air which contain the bacteria.

It is vital that all properties have an up to date legionella water test. Regular water testing is proven to help reduce the risk of Legionella contamination. Legionella testing must be carried out by a fully trained individual who can identify the conditions where Legionella can grow. The team at Forward Plumbing are fully qualified to carry out this testing to a high standard and advise on compliance to L8 requirements. Forward Plumbing Services can carry out and complete a risk assessment of a commercial property from £195+VAT and a domestic property from £85+VAT in any of the following businesses:

  • Nursing Homes
  • Hotels
  • Factory units
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Dental & Doctors Surgeries
  • Residential homes
  • Rental Properties
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