In the United Kingdom, businesses are required to stay in compliance with L8 guidelines. These guidelines are a code of practice which are supposed to make it easier for you to identify signs of legionella bacteria and reduce the risk of people getting exposed to it in your building.
Legionella is a type of bacteria which causes legionnaires’ disease. It is most commonly found in the hot and cold water systems of commercial buildings. When someone is exposed to legionella, they can experience symptoms which include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, chills, diarrhoea, muscle aches, and headaches. The disease can be treated with antibiotics, but it can pose as a much worse health risk to someone who already has other medical conditions or issues.
Therefore, it is important that you get professional L8 testing by scheduling regular appointments with Anthony Paul Maintenance Ltd. Our testing professionals can visit your property and conduct the necessary L8 tests that comply with the government standard for this issue. We’ll perform a comprehensive risk assessment to determine if your building already has legionella or if there is a high chance of your building getting legionella.
If the threat of legionella exists, then we’ll develop an organized maintenance program where we regularly manage and maintain the hot and cold water systems throughout your building. This is the only way to stop legionella in its tracks and prevent it from spreading any further. It is important for this problem to be dealt with quickly because the bacteria can contaminate the drinking water and bathing water of the people in your building.
Legionella has been a big problem in Maidenhead, Berkshire for a while now. Both commercial and residential buildings have been inhabited by these nasty bacteria. Although it is not deadly, your symptoms of legionnaires’ disease could get progressively worse if you’re around the bacteria every day.
If you suspect that legionella is in your building, only use bottled or filtered water until you get L8 testing done. Simply contact Anthony Paul Maintenance Ltd at 01628 540008 and let our professionals test your water systems for signs of legionella every month. That way, you can be sure that everyone is kept safe and healthy.