Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever.
The bacterium legionella pneumophila and related bacteria are common in natural water sources such as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, but usually in low numbers. They can also be found in purpose-built water systems such as cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold-water systems, and spa pools.
Why test for Legionella:
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia, and everyone is susceptible to infection. The risk increases with age, but some people are at higher risk including:
People over 45 years of age
Smokers and heavy drinkers
People suffering from chronic respiratory or kidney disease
Diabetes, lung, and heart disease
Anyone with an impaired immune system
Who should test:
From vending machines to humidifiers, Domestic water systems to Cooling towers legionella bacteria can breed to dangerous levels if testing and monitoring is neglected.
Below is a list of potential water sources at risk:
Domestic water systems
Any drinking water service
Hot and cold-water systems
Hot & cold systems
Water storage tanks
Natural water sources such as lakes and rivers and reservoirs
What we can offer:
Envirochem now offer UKAS accredited legionella tests by using the most up to date scientific techniques, covering any water system in the workplace or domestic environment.
We can attend site to carry out sampling (not covered by our UKAS accreditation) or alternatively please see below our new Legionella self-sampling kit.
For more information please call on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;
We were recently commissioned to carry out Leak Air Testing on the perimeter of negative pressure units to an asbestos enclosure, this is to ensure that an elevated level of airborne fibres are extracted from the enclosure by the negative pressure units and there are no leaks.
Envirochem offer the full range of asbestos air monitoring services geared specifically to meet the requirements of your project, in accordance with HSG 248.
Our growing fleet of asbestos analysts are provided with fully equipped mobile laboratories allowing for on-site analysis of air samples and instant certification upon completion of analytical monitoring.
For more information call us on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below:
Four stage clearance Air Monitoring is undertaken following the removal of asbestos based materials (generally notifiable materials such as insulation boards, insulation and coatings) under fully controlled conditions. This will enable a certificate of reoccupation to be issued to reassure those reoccupying the area that it is safe to do so.
Here is one of our analysts recently on site carrying out such testing.
Call us today for advice 01329 287 777 or for more information fill out the form below;
It’s not just walls that could contain Lead in paint– it is most likely found on railings, doors and window frames. Test the paint in your home with our self-test kits or have one of our team come out to your site and do the sampling for you. The samples will then be analysis by our in-house UKAS accredited lab.
For more information call us on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below;
If you’ve sprung a leak from somewhere, our highly experience staff and hi-tech water testing machinery can give you a broad idea of the chemical composition of the water’s likely source – it could be from a leak in your garage or ceiling, running down your walls or springing up in your garden. You could test to see whether sewer water is leaking into your property.
You can even purchase one of our self-sampling kits off our website to take the samples yourself for us to test for you or if you prefer we can attend site and take the samples for you.