Legionella Risk Assessment- Understanding the Risks Involved

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

Waterborne diseases are not very common throughout the United Kingdom. However, unless you take appropriate measures to prevent such diseases, many harmful aquatic ailments may become prevalent. One of the most damaging diseases is Legionella.

We understand that only a handful of people really understand what Legionella is, as well as how the disease spread. Carrying out a periodical legionella risk assessment could be crucial to saving yourself from a number of very harmful diseases to attack your body. At Howlett Associates, we offer a range of different services, designed to make life easy for our customers.

What is Legionella?

Legionella is one of the most common cases of waterborne diseases. Unless you carry out a legionella risk assessment at regular intervals, your place may succumb to this disease. Given the fact that it is a microscopic condition, it can’t be detected by your naked eye.

How Does It Spread?

Over the years, Howlett Associates has carried out legionella risk assessments in a variety of different locations. Unlike most diseases, legionella is not contagious. In natural circumstances, the bacterium is found in warm water. For instance, improperly cleaned hot tubs are one of the prime causes of legionella.

If the tub has not been cleaned, and another person bathes or breathes in the steam from the hot tub, they can get infected with this disease. Similarly, it is also commonly found in plumbing systems and other water- holding equipment, such as fountains, etc.

What Do We Do?

We are one of the most reliable water treatment companies in the United Kingdom. Over the years, we have perfected our methods in order to provide an unparalleled service to our clients. Our job is simple: we will root legionella from all parts of your plumbing system and disinfect all water- holding equipment for you.