Many professional buildings and facilities rely on cooling towers and condensers to keep their location adequately cool and in proper working order. This means that cooling tower maintenance is a must—not only because keeping a cooling tower in good condition reduces cost and expenses over the long term, but also because it keeps those who […]
What To Do If Your Water System Tests Positive For Legionella
All buildings, from residential homes to large industrial facilities, rely in some way on freshwater. This leaves them susceptible to the growth of bacteria and other contaminants in the water that could have a lasting or significant impact on the building. If you have recently conducted a Legionella test and have discovered that your freshwater […]
When Do You Need Emergency Legionella Testing?
Legionella testing is an important part of owning and maintaining a building, whether or not the facility relies on a cooling tower. Any freshwater source that produces vapor, mist or aerosolized water, from decorative fountains to hot tubs and even showerheads, can be home to Legionella bacteria. While regular testing should be included in the […]
Which Systems Should You Sample For Legionella?
If you are considering sampling your water for Legionella, you have already made a wise decision that can keep you and others safe. However, sampling is not as simple as putting some water in a cup, and it is best to work alongside experts who can determine the unique risk factors present in your system […]
How Often Should My Cooling Tower Be Tested For Legionella?
Cooling towers are critical to the proper operation of many facilities, they are effective in cooling the critical spaces, or systems that are important to the facility. However, cooling towers must be regularly maintained, and part of this process is testing for bacteria in the water. Bacteria can cause a number of issues, both to […]
How To Perform Legionella Sampling on a Cooling Tower
Whether you own a building with a cooling tower or are simply responsible for the maintenance of a tower at a facility, Legionella prevention is likely high on the list of goals that your regular routine aims for. However, Legionella is a challenging bacteria to overcome, and it is important that you perform regular sampling, […]
The Legionella Sampling Process In 5 Steps
Legionella bacteria can grow in any equipment that uses freshwater; however, the most common locations are in facilities that utilize recirculating hot water cooling towers, hot tubs and large fountains. In order to keep the building safe for visitors and people in the area, regular Legionella sampling is an important part of maintenance. The Legionella […]
What Are The Benefits Of Legionella Sampling?
Any business or facility owner who utilizes cooling towers and other machinery that relies on water should conduct regular maintenance on the system. A comprehensive maintenance strategy includes consistent Legionella sampling to understand the current state of the water being used in the system. Legionella sampling offers a variety of benefits with almost no downsides; […]
What Is Legionella Sampling?
Any individual who operates a cooling tower, spa, hot tub, decorative fountain, or other feature that regularly uses water should consider regular testing the water for bacteria. One of the primary bacteria that can cause issues in these types of devices is Legionella. Sampling can indicate whether a water source is contaminated with this potentially […]