Don’t risk it – test for the presence of Legionella, the bacteria that causes serious lung infections, including Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever.
People can get sick when they breathe in mist or accidentally swallow water containing the bacteria Legionella. It can become a major health problem when it grows and spreads in building water systems, including hot water heaters, cooling towers, indoor and exterior fountains, shower heads and faucets, hot tubs and plumbing systems. Click to request testing or learn more below.
Stagnant or Standing Water
Many businesses and buildings can be shut down temporarily or in response to events such as COVID-19. The standing or stagnant water resulting from these shutdowns leads to conditions ideal for the growth of biofilm, Legionella and other biofilm-related bacteria. Testing prior to and during building re-openings is essential to ensuring safe and clean water systems.
Ensure Worker Health & Safety
Proper maintenance of the water supply is the best way to prevent the growth of biofilm and legionella. This includes routine maintenance, proper cleaning and disinfection, periodic inspections, and water testing of all building water systems. With our legionella consulting and testing services, we can help you take the steps needed to ensure employee health and safety.
Implement Risk Management Plans
Risk management plans are vital for worker safety and peace of mind, especially when it comes to drinking and utility water. This makes water testing a staple for any sound and thorough risk management plan. Whether utilizing proactive testing or validating the efficacy of disinfection procedures, environmental water testing is essential to all water safety plans.
Validate Water Quality and Safety
Water safety plans are vital but need to be backed up by appropriate testing. HPE’s testing for legionella and water-borne pathogens is the most direct and definitive way to ensure effective disinfection procedures and water quality. Areas tested often include hot water heaters, cooling towers, drinking fountains, shower heads, faucets, hot tubs and plumbing systems.
Respond to a Known Case or Symptoms
People who have been exposed to legionella can exhibit symptoms similar to other types of pneumonia, including cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches and headaches. If anyone develops pneumonia-like symptoms or there is a case of suspected legionella, testing for the presence of legionella pneumophila can provide the greatest peace of mind.