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Legionella Risk Assessments In Exeter And Devon

GASLEC specialise in landlord Legionella certificates and risk assessments in Exeter. Is your water system safe from potentially hazardous bacteria? If you are unsure, GASLEC can provide professional Legionella Risk Assessments (LRAs) throughout Exeter.

We check your hot and cold water systems and hot tubs for Legionella. The Legionella bacteria can causes Legionnaires’ disease, which is a serious lung disease that is contracted by inhaling small droplets of water suspended in the air. Hot tubs and spa pools are areas where Legionella must be kept at bay, as well as boilers and other water tanks.

If Legionella is contracted and is not treated immediately, the disease can be fatal. Legionella can be contracted by anybody of any age, so why take the risk? Have your water system tested today and keep your family safe.

Landlords And Letting Agents

Are your tenants safe from Legionella? Remember, you are responsible for the water quality in your property. Make sure your property is safe. Let us carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment.

We are registered CIPHE Plumbers. No 35931

What Is Legionella?

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Why Should You Get A Legionella Risk Assessment?

Legionella bacteria can cause serious illness, which in some cases can lead to death. Identifying the risk of Legionella in your home is very important, so you and your family are kept safe from disease. Checks should be carried out on both hot and cold water storage systems regularly. If you can’t remember when the last check was, it’s highly recommended to book an assessment. You’ll also need someone to check any new systems or systems that have been inactive for a while.

If you’re a landlord, a Legionella risk assessment is a legal requirement, so don’t neglect this.

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How Does Legionella Spread?

The Legionella bacteria is usually present in water. It can grow in your plumbing system and be transmitted by aerosolization. You’re more likely to find it in systems that are poorly maintained and dirty. It’s often found in stagnant water, which means that ‘dead legs’ in your pipe work are a risk factor. If water is left stagnant for too long – in an empty rental property, for example – it’s very important to carry out a Legionella risk assessment.

This bacteria is found in many places and is usually nothing to worry about. However, in domestic water supply systems it can thrive and multiply, thus increasing the risk.

Can You Check My Hot Tub?

Yes! As well as carrying out checks to ensure your hot tub or spa pool is Legionella-free, we can also provide you with information to make sure it’s kept at bay. Because hot tubs are large tanks of warm water that produce steam, they are a high risk factor.

The most important thing for hot tub owners to do is to treat the water properly. Dirt and sludge provide an excellent food source for harmful bacteria, so the levels of chlorine and bromine need to be correctly maintained. As well as this, the water must be drained and replenished regularly.

What Happens In A Legionella Risk Assessment?

Before we begin, we will check any records that already exist. If you had an assessment before, we will take a look at any previous maintenance requirements and ensure they have been carried out. Our water hygiene experts will come out and inspect your water systems. We will then put together a checklist of work that you need to carry out to reduce the risk of Legionella multiplying. This will also include educating you on the best ways to prevent the bacteria from growing.

For Legionella Risk Assessments In Exeter, Choose GASLEC

Our team of water hygiene experts can give you the peace of mind that your home is Legionella free. Whether you’re the owner of a hot tub, spa pool, boiler or other water tank, don’t forget this important check. If you’re a landlord, this check is a legal requirement so don’t delay! Give us a call today.

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