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DIY Legionella Prevention: Tips for Homeowners and Small Businesses with Assured Water Support

Legionella prevention doesn't have to be a daunting task, especially for homeowners and small business owners. With the right knowledge and some proactive steps, you can help safeguard your water systems and protect against legionella bacteria. And if you ever need assistance, remember that Assured Water is available to help at any time. In this blog post, we'll provide practical tips for legionella prevention that you can implement, along with guidance on how Assured Water can support your efforts.





Understand the Risk

Start by understanding what Legionella bacteria are and how they can proliferate in water systems. Knowing the enemy is the first step in preventing it.


Regular Temperature Checks

Legionella bacteria thrive in warm water, typically between 77°F (25°C) and 108°F (42°C). Make it a habit to regularly check and maintain water temperatures within safe ranges.


Flushing Your Water System

If you have taps or fixtures that aren't used frequently (e.g., spare bathrooms), flush them regularly to prevent stagnant water.


Clean Showerheads and Faucets

Legionella can hide in biofilm buildup. Clean your showerheads and taps regularly to reduce the risk of bacteria growth.


Regularly Disinfect Water Tanks and Storage

If you have a water tank or storage system, follow a maintenance schedule that includes regular disinfection.


Educate Your Staff or Family

Ensure that everyone using the water system is aware of legionella risks and the preventive measures in place.


Install Point-of-Use Filters

Consider installing point-of-use filters in areas where legionella risk is higher, such as showers and taps.


Seek Professional Assistance

If you're unsure about legionella prevention or need help with more complex systems, don't hesitate to reach out to professionals like Assured Water. They have the expertise and resources to assess your system and provide tailored solutions.


Conclusion

Preventing legionella contamination in your water systems is a responsibility that shouldn't be taken lightly. With these DIY tips and Assured Water's support, you can significantly reduce the risk of legionella-related issues in your home or small business. Remember, if you ever need assistance or have questions, Assured Water is just a phone call away, ready to help you protect your water systems and ensure the safety of those who depend on them.

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