We have blogged several times about the importance of flushing little-used outlets as a control measure for Legionella, but it seems particularly appropriate to look at it in more detail at this time of
The news this week that a public swimming pool in Rochdale has been closed for the second time this year after Legionella was found again in the showers, brings home the importance of constant vigilance
As we’ve been discussing on Twitter this week, there’s a serious lack of understanding on Legionella, even among property professionals. We try to do our bit to educate our customers by running training
We hit the ground running this week with our annual Legionella Control Association audit on Monday morning, which is a requirement of our membership of the LCA (our parent company, Urban Environments,
A diagnosis of Legionnaires’ disease is a serious matter, particularly for the victim. While most people recover from the infection, in a significant proportion of cases it can prove fatal. Whatever the
Like all living organisms, Legionella bacteria need the right conditions to survive. Legionella control measures are largely aimed at ensuring that these conditions are not allowed to occur, thus effectively
News this week from science journal Nature claims that Legionella bacteria is adapting to man-made environments. A team led by Julian Parkhill at the Wellcome Trust has sequenced the five types of the
It’s thought that around 2 million people in the UK own a second home and the internet is full of companies offering tens of thousands of holiday lets around the country. Precise figures are hard to come
We all use domestic plumbing every day but generally give very little thought to what goes on behind the scenes. But if you’re a residential landlord you have ultimate responsibility for Legionella risk
Based on our experience, the majority of landlords are unaware of their obligations in relation to controlling the risk of Legionella in their rental properties. This simple guide is designed to help any
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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