Rest assured with our UKAS accredited legionella testing service

Protecting everyone from Leigonella. Cheers to that!

We all recognise that although it isn’t common, Legionnaires’ disease can be serious. The disease is a severe form of pneumonia. Most people become infected when they inhale microscopic water droplets containing legionella bacteria from environments such as showers, swimming pools and hot tubs.

And while the human cost can be significant, the business interruption cost shouldn’t be underestimated either. The good news is that both can be mitigated with regular testing as a part of a wider water management plan.

“Whether we are working with a cruise ship line or a local leisure centre, spa or hotel, we understand the importance of accurate and reliable legionella testing. Envirochem is all about better health outcomes for our customers’ people. Legionella testing is a key part of how we help our customers better safeguard their employees and customers. Regardless of your sector, if water is involved, reliable legionella testing is essential,” said Envirochem’s Business Development Manager, John Stead.

At Envirochem, our UKAS accredited service can deliver you legionella test results within two weeks. Get started today by purchasing your text kit here

If you would like any more information about the risks from legionella or our partner-led, novel UKAS-accredited legionella sampling service, please get in touch with our lab team today by email ( or by calling 01329 287 777. If you would prefer us to get in touch with you, please fill out the form below;

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What does Water testing entail:

Testing for coliform bacteria and E.coli are the most important routine microbiological analysis carried out on drinking water. These tests provide a sensitive means for detecting faecal contamination, for assessing raw water quality, the effectiveness of water treatment and disinfection, and monitoring water quality in distribution.

Why carry out Water testing:

Recreational water such as Pools and SPAs – can be easily get Infectious agents introduced into them via bathers, from dirt entering the pool or from the water source itself. Once in the spa pool, conditions often exist for these infectious agents to grow and proliferate.

Drinking water or potable water – To ensure water is safe enough to be consumed by humans or used with low risk of immediate or long term harm.

Environmental Water – Lakes, rivers and seas are used for a variety of recreational activities including swimming, diving, fishing and sailing. If these activities are to be enjoyed safely, attention must be given to health hazards such as sewage pollution and excessive growth of toxic cyanobacteria, as well as to the prevention of accidents. EC bathing water directive (2006/7/EC).

What we can offer:

Envirochem routinely carry out a variety of tests including:

For recreational water:

UKAS Accredited tests:

  • Total coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Total viable counts 1 days at 37°C
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Legionella

For Drinking water or Potable water:

UKAS Accredited tests:

  • Total coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Total viable counts 2 days at 37°C
  • Total viable counts 3 days at 22°C
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

For Environmental Water:

Relevant tests:

  • Total coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Faecal streptococci

If you would like more information or you think you may require testing please call us on 01329 287 777 or fill out the form below.

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Analysis for the Built Environment

What is analysis in the Built Environment:

We offer a variety of analyses for the Built Environment where sensitivity is required in understanding the composition and nature of various substances.

For example, lead, arsenic and other metals in paint, anthrax or gypsum in plaster, mould and more.

Why test:

Many substances in the built environment can cause serious harm if they are disturbed and you are exposed to them. For example:

Lead in paint if breathed in or ingested can lead to changes in your blood and have effects on your nervous system and kidneys.

Anthrax is a potentially fatal infection caused by Bacillus anthracis that is transmitted from animals to humans. In the built environment one of the main sources of anthrax risk is horsehair plaster, typically found in older buildings, and usually pre-dates the 1950’s.

Paint and wallpaper containing arsenic that becomes damp, can be metabolised to a volatile form of arsenic called arsene. This arsene can then be inhaled by the occupants of the building. Even if concentrations are low, prolonged exposure can lead to arsenic bio-accumulating in the body and subsequent sickness. 

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and other similar gases in insulating foams are ozone layer depleting substances, which is one of the driving causes of climate change. Many of these substances are banned or are being phased out under the Montreal Protocol because of how damaging they are to the ozone layer.

Who should test:

Depending on what you are testing for, below is a few examples of who might require testing:

  • Demolition workers
  • Building contractors
  • Anyone carrying out refurbishment works
  • Individuals doing DIY
  • Anyone concerned about mould growth
  • Insulators or Insulation removers

What we can offer:

Envirochem can offer a range of testing including:

  • UKAS accredited Lead and Chromium in paint testing
  • Arsenic in paint and wallpaper testing
  • Anthrax or gypsum in plaster
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in foam and polystyrene
  • Mould analysis
  • Tests for over 30 metals in paint

We can also attend site and sample for you or alternatively we offer self-sampling kits for you to sample yourself to send to us for analysis.

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Asbestos Testing Kits


Everyone knows that the presence of asbestos is definitely something you don’t want lurking around your home or workplace. With our asbestos self-test kits it’s never been easier to take a sample of an area you think may have asbestos and get it tested by us so you can get on with your day-to-day life.

Our self-sampling kit will enable you to take a sample, safely, from a material you suspect contains asbestos. The substance can be found in a number of materials, and it is commonplace in buildings built prior to 2000. It can be found in anything from corrugated cement and internal cladding panels to window sills, walls and boards. It is always safest to check whether asbestos is present before making any changes to a building.

If you’re considering renovating your home or workspace, make sure you order one of our self-test kits today to ensure the process is as safe as possible. Alternatively, our expert team is always on hand to attend a site and take samples for you. For more information, get in touch with one of our experts today.

We always want your safety to be a priority and to make sure the process of checking for harmful substances is as straight forward as possible. Whether it’s at work or in your home, we understand that it’s not always easy to know where to start if you’re worried about asbestos. Our self-test kits are easy to use, come with all the necessary protective equipment and instructions and can be returned back to us for analysis. If needed, we can let you know feedback and results in just four hours!

We also have a wide variety of self-test kits for a range of different substances along with our Asbestos testing kit, we also offer  Lead in Paint testing kits, Legionella testing kits and more.

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Hi-tech machines and instrumentation


Here at Envirochem, we have a wide range of Hi-tech machines and instrumentation, and use the most up to date scientific techniques.


This allows us to offer the best possible services, fast turnaround times and a large selection of testing and analysis options.


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Water testing in Hot-tubs and Pools

Home pools and hot-tubs are a great way to relax in the hot weather due – especially when you know the water is free from any nasty Bacteria like Legionella! Make sure yours is clean with our self-testing kits or we can come and sample for you.


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Water Leak Investigation and self-sampling kit.

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.


Contact us today to find out more – 01329 287 777

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Introducing our new Machine: Skalar Bluevision

Here at Envirochem, we are always looking at new ways we can improve our services, reduce turnaround times and offer more testing and analysis options. We recently invested in a new Machine: Skalar Bluevision – Continuous Flow Analyser, that does just that! 

This machine allows us to process more samples without further staff and more quickly, allowing us to reduce our turnaround times and offer more testing options.

It can test one sample for 8 different tests, that we would have beforehand done as separate tests, this massively reduces the time it takes to process samples.

  • Ammonia
  • Chloride
  • Fluoride
  • Phenol
  • Sulphate
  • Phosphate
  • Nitrate+ Nitrite
  • Nitrite


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Covid-19 Safety Measures – Open for Business As Usual.

Here at Envirochem, we are taking all the necessary steps to ensure your safety as well as ours when samples are dropped off to us. We are wearing face coverings, regularly testing staff and hand sanitising to name a few. We remain open and operational for all our services.


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FREE initial quote upon request for all our services.

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