WHAT IS LEGIONELLA?
Legionella bacteria is a waterborne pathogen found in these engineered water systems:
Water heaters & storage tanks
Pipes & valves
A poorly maintained water system can lead to build-up of biofilm, stagnated water and rust. This creates a perfect breeding ground for Legionella bacteria.
The presence of Legionella is bad for your mechanical systems. Furthermore, the bacteria becomes harmful when the contaminated droplets are inhaled because it can lead to Legionnaries' Disease.
Legionnaires' Disease is a severe form of pneumonia. It includes symptoms such as headaches, muscle pain, fever, and chest pain.
1 in 10 people die from contracting Legionnaires' Disease
Keeping Legionella out of building water systems is key to preventing infection.
How often to test for Legionella?
Testing frequency depends of multiple risk factors. At a minimum:
OFFICES, INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES
HOSPITALS, NURSING HOMES