Harmful bacteria’s (Legionnaires) and Hot water system.
Solution – Go for Continues Hot Water Systems i.e. no stored water plus gas saving too.
- Some of us turn off their hot water systems when they go on holiday, but an outdoor hot water tank in the sun heat may provide the perfect conditions for the Legionella bacteria to multiply.
- Others reduce the temperature of their hot water systems – means invitation to very harmful bacteria’s too because Legionella can grow in 50% too.
- If you have electric hot water systems (tank), think about switching to gas because studies showed 40% of them were contaminated for obvious reasons. There is added hazard with using an Electric Storage Tank Hot water systems or heaters
What is Legionnaires Disease & How to Prevent it?
Legionellosis, is a illness caused by a bacteria, Legionella pneumophila.
♦ It is a respiratory disease that can cause severe pneumonia and it is sometimes very fatal.
♦ Keep and check your hot water systems are set to 60°C
♦ Don’t turn the temperature of your hot water systems below 60°C
♦ Plumbers know to set the temperature correctly
♦ The best advice is to leave it as set by your plumber or factory settings.
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