The world’s attention may be focused on the recent Coronavirus pandemic, but business owners should be aware that Legionella has not gone away. Failure to take this seriously could lead to even more down time.

According to a report from Public Health England, there were more than 200 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease in 2019. That would be a significant enough number in itself, but unfortunately the total number of actual cases in 2020 is expected to increase further. With many businesses such as pubs, restaurants, and hotels, being forced to close due to government lockdown restrictions, many plumbing systems have simply been left to stagnate. Now that business have re-opened, a very real threat is emerging in the form of Legionnaire’s disease.

Legionella bacterial growth has been of major concern to local authorities with so many premises being left unattended. Now that they are have re-opened, business owners have a responsibility to make sure that they provide a safe environment. We recommend that all businesses should appoint a duty holder when it comes to plumbing maintenance in commercial settings. That duty holder can call on a professional plumbing company like Synergy, who can then make sure that systems are monitored regularly. You can then keep a log of this maintenance and we can help with that to give you complete peace of mind.

Synergy can undertake risk assessments and safety evaluations to make sure that your business runs smoothly, without any unexpected plumbing surprises. Water systems that have the potential for harmful bacterial growth should be regularly checked. Our professional engineers can check water feeds, drains, shower heads, and other areas where Legionella can flourish. We can also maintain caravans and motorhomes. Even accessories such as mesh screens and insect guards must be checked often. Through flushing and disinfecting, we can restore old systems safely.

We appreciate that this is an exceptionally stressful time for business operators, particularly in the hospitality sector, and that is why our friendly and reliable style will keep your operation to keep going strong, with no fuss. For many business premises, the plumbing is at the heart of everything, so make sure it receives the attention it deserves, and call on a reputable company such as Synergy Plumbing Services Ltd. We are here to help in Loughborough, Shepshed, Hathern, Kegworth, and surrounding areas throughout the East Midlands.

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