Measures against legionella
What you can do against legionella.
What happens if legionella are found in an apartment building, for example? What measures can be taken? How can the formation of new legionella be prevented? At this point, we can identify various possibilities.
Immediate measures in the event of a legionella infestation
If a legionella contamination has been discovered, you should act quickly. Depending on the findings, the health authorities can even order a shower ban or similar immediate measures, which can in turn have unpleasant consequences such as losses in the rental income in the case of an apartment building.
Long-term measures against legionella
If a contamination of legionella is determined, the drinking water plant must be disinfected and sanified if possible. Information on sanitation can be found in the technical rule DVGW W 551.
If the drinking water plant is freed of legionella contamination, you should focus on preventing new bacteria from forming.
The SecoSan protection has proven to continue for up to 6 months.
Prevention of legionella infestation
Various measures can prevent contamination by legionella. The technical rule W 551 of DVGW describes the technical measures for preventing legionella growth.
But you should also observe the organizational details: Apartments that are empty for a long time, for example, can lead to the contamination of the entire drinking water system of a building, since the lines have not been used in that time. Stagnant water in unused lines, however, is one of the main causes of the multiplication of germs such as legionella!
A simple and cost-saving measure for keeping your drinking water germ-free is the use of SecoSan.
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