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The lowdown on Legionella testing

  • 28 November 2018

When should you test for Legionella in a water supply, and what is the right test to use? With some recent major developments in testing techniques, not to mention confusion over the circumstances under

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Preparing your holiday let for the off season

  • 26 October 2018

As the first blast of Arctic air hits the British Isles this weekend and the shops fill up with Hallowe’en merchandise, it’s a clear sign that the holiday let ‘off season’ is upon us. If you run a holiday

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What to do when mains water gets warm

  • 17 August 2018

During the recent hot weather we have noticed an increase in the temperature of mains water, to as much as 23°C or 24°C. While there is nothing which can be done about this until it naturally cools as

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Anti-Legionella measures

  • 26 March 2018

As regular readers will know, our blog is full of advice on how to assess and reduce the risk of Legionella in rental property. For the majority of landlords, a series of simple precautions will enable

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Plumbing improvements to reduce Legionella risk

  • 26 January 2018

If you’re renovating a property for rental, it’s likely that some plumbing work will be involved. Whether you’re extending, refurbishing or installing a new bathroom, kitchen or heating system, we recommend

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Pipework problems

  • 1 December 2017

Problems with a building’s pipework can be the root cause of bacterial growth, as well as an indirect cause of more complex issues with domestic plumbing. As the winter weather sets in and heating systems

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Something in the air...Legionella

  • 17 November 2017

As the weather turns chilly and it seems that there are infectious bugs everywhere, from Norovirus to the common cold, it’s worth remembering that other harmful bacteria – such as Legionella – could also

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Lessons from the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Mallorca

  • 20 October 2017

It has long been known that travel is a risk factor for Legionnaires’ disease. In 2015 (the most recent year for which statistics are available), 46% of cases reported in England and Wales were traced

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Managing Legionella risk in showers

  • 22 September 2017

The popularity of showers over baths continues to grow in the UK and bathroom design reflects this trend, with many people now opting for a wet room or large shower cubicle rather than a traditional bath.

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Flooding and Legionella risk

  • 8 September 2017

In the light of the recent horrendous flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and now Hurricane Irma hitting the Caribbean, it seems timely to look at the impact of flooding on Legionella risk. It is

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WHAT IS LEGIONELLA?

Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by inhalation of tiny droplets of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria. Legionella can lurk in hot and cold water systems so, along with gas safety, electrical safety and fire risk management, the law now requires landlords to assess and manage water safety in their properties.

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