Water Systems and Legionella
Meridian Plumbing, Heating & Utilities now provide a full Legionella management service and risk assessment for your home. We are proud to be IOSH certified 2015, trained in implementing the latest control measures and strategies to prevent and manage Legionella.You can find out more about Leigonnaires’ disease at the NHS website
What is Legionnaires’ disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia which everyone is susceptible to. Those at higher risk include people over 45 years of age, people suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease and anyone with an impaired immune system.
What does Legionella have to do with plumbing & heating?
People can catch legionnaires’ disease by inhaling small droplets of water containing Legionella bacteria. In a domestic environment. Areas that need special attention are hot water systems, stored water tanks, shower heads, taps and anything that sprays water. If the proper conditions and maintenance of these are not kept, the bacteria may grow increasing the risk.
What are the risky conditions?
- water temperature between 20–45 °C
- stored, stagnant and/or re-circulated water
- a source of nutrients for the organism e.g. presence of sludge, scale or fouling
- creating and spreading breathable droplets of water
Understanding the Risk & Responsibility
If you are a homeowner or landlord you must understand the health risks associated with legionella and water systems. For landlords it is a requirement by law to test for Legionella in domestic and work environments. For home owners it is important to appoint a responsible person to ensure testing and control are carried out.
WHAT WE DO
- Boiler Installation
- Boiler servicing/repairs
- Central Heating Installation/Servicing
- Gas Cooker Installation
- Landlord Certificates/Safety Checks
- Radiators/Valves/Thermostats Installed/Replaced
- Shower Installation/Repair
- Under Floor Heating
- Unvented Hot Water Cylinders
- Water Leak Detection
- Water Supply Pipe Repairs
We provide a full Legionella management service and risk assessment for your home. We are proud to be IOSH certified 2015, trained in implementing the latest control measures and strategies to prevent and manage Legionella.