Legionella Testing

What is Legionnaires' Disease?

Legionella pneumophila is the pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. People can be infected by inhaling water droplets from a contaminated water source such as air-conditioning systems, hot and cold-water systems and spa pools.

How is Legionella tested for?

The assessor will carry out a risk assessment which involves:

  • Measuring the temperatures across the domestic systems such as showers and water tanks
  • Assessment of the cold-water storage tanks and the condition, and components including lagging and pipe work
  • Checking the temperature of calorifiers
  • Inspecting cooling systems to include air intake location and location of windows
  • An asset list created for the property inspected
  • Devising an action plan to consider any remedial actions to be taken

Do you need Legionella Testing of your water system? Get in touch today to arrange an appointment.