Legionella Water Testing
Does your need to test you water supply for Legionella?
Independent consultancy for legionella control and water hygiene in Kent
Effective control of Legionella is necessary for virtually all water systems present in buildings. It is crucial to conduct a risk assessment and implement proper control measures if you are responsible for managing any water system within a building. Our services can assist you in accomplishing this objective.
UKAS accredited Legionella testing services
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“What an Outstanding job by Trevor and his team, they cleaned my water tank, tested my water and everything. I now have a contract in place with them to deal with it. I have peace of mind knowing I have H2O and their understanding of legionnaires disease, cleaning of tanks and so much more, it’s less stressful for me.”
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At H2O Comply, we understand the importance of water hygiene and preventing Legionella from contaminating your water tanks. Below we’ve answered some Legionella FAQs to offer further guidance about Legionella testing
Legionella testing should be performed regularly as part of a comprehensive water management plan. It is particularly important when there are changes to the water system, such as new installations, repairs, or after periods of inactivity
All water systems that have the potential to generate and disseminate aerosols, such as hot and cold water systems, cooling towers, and spa pools, should undergo Legionella testing. This includes domestic, commercial, and industrial buildings in Kent.
Legionella bacteria can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, and Pontiac fever, a milder flu-like illness. These diseases can lead to hospitalisation and, in some cases, be life-threatening, especially for individuals with weakened immune systems or underlying health conditions.
The turnaround time for Legionella test results depends on the laboratory and the testing method used. It typically ranges from a few days to a week. Some of our laboratories offer expedited services for urgent cases.
The frequency of Legionella testing in Kent should align with regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Typically, regular testing is recommended, such as monthly, quarterly or annually, depending on the type of water system, its usage, and the level of risk involved.
Legionella testing should be conducted by a certified water hygiene company – preferably a UKAS accredited body, with expertise in microbiological analysis. They have the necessary equipment, trained staff, and quality control procedures to provide accurate results. Hiring a professional also ensures reliable and unbiased testing.
If Legionella is detected during testing, immediate action should be taken to mitigate the risk. This may involve implementing control measures, such as temperature adjustments, disinfection or tank & pipe chlorination procedures, or system modifications.
In Kent, Legionella testing is governed by national regulations, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations. Local authorities and the HSE provide guidance on Legionella control and testing requirements.
Preventing and controlling Legionella contamination requires implementing a comprehensive water management plan. This includes regular monitoring and maintenance of water systems, controlling water temperatures, ensuring proper disinfection, minimizing stagnation, and conducting Legionella testing and risk assessments.
Following established guidelines and working with professionals experienced in Legionella management is crucial.
Yes, H2O Comply is fully UKAS Accredited. So you can rely on our team to deliver a high-quality service.
H2O Comply proudly serves all those in the South East of Kent, London, Essex, Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire for legionella testing, tank chlorination’s and other water hygiene related services.
Contact us today to get help with your water hygiene needs.