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Water Safety Advice (Legionella)

Maintaining the correct temperatures for the hot and cold water which is supplied to your home can minimise the risk of Legionella bacteria causing harm to your household. 

Legionella bacteria is a greater risk where water is stored between 20 - 40°C. The hot water in your home should be running at 50°C, and the cold water should not be above 20°C. 

Below are some more tips to help minimise any risks:

  • If you have a shower, clean and disinfect the shower head every 6 months. 
  • If you only use your shower occasionally, flush it through by running the water for at least 2 minutes once a week. As far as possible, keep out of the way whilst this is being done. 
  • Running your hot and cold water taps and shower for a minimum of 2 minutes if the property has been empty for a long period (over 2 weeks) will also help maintain the water supply.
Please contact us for advice if you notice:
  • the boiler or hot water tank in your home isn’t working properly 
  • any discolouration or debris in your water supply
  • your cold water taps run with warm water.

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