Safe, Clean, Compliant Water Tanks
Domestic & Commercial Experts
At Legionella and Fire Safe Services (LFS) we provide professional, reliable, and cost-effective water tank cleaning services for everything from small domestic tanks up to large, complex commercial systems.
We know how important maintaining a clean water tank is to not only those in charge of the building but for the health, safety, and wellbeing of those who visit, work, or reside within it.
Contact us for high quality, compliant cleaning and disinfection services.
Water Tank Cleaning: The left image shows sediment and biofilm in the water tank, the right image is after cleaning.
Cold Water Storage Tanks
Cold water storage tanks can commonly be found in houses, residential homes, offices, schools, hospitals, commercial buildings, factories, industrial properties, leisure centres, and many more.
They are used to store a large amount of water that is then used to supply the building and the tank is then replenished at a steady rate from the mains water supply.
They can be used to store water for hot and cold taps as well as drinking water, car washing, factory production, toilet flushing, water heating systems, and various other applications.
Water tanks can pose significant health risks when not properly managed.
Water is a carrier of various bacteria that poses significant health risks when not properly managed. Maintaining clean water tanks is a crucial aspect of any water hygiene regime … here are the reasons why:
For our water hygiene contracts, regular inspections of cold-water storage tanks are included. The information, including photos, is meticulously documented in a compliance logbook, provided free of charge with all contracts. This logbook offers easy access to comprehensive information about the condition of your cold-water storage tanks, ensuring transparency and accountability.
How Do I Know If My Water Tank Needs Cleaning?
There is no definitive timeframe on how often water tanks should be cleaned and the frequency will vary. However, there are certain things that if they occur will require the tank to be cleaned including;
- The installation of a new water system or the refurbishment of hot and cold-water system
- New components installed to the water system
- When the system has not been used for long periods of time and has not been flushed
- When a routine inspection of the tanks identifies visible evidence of contamination or stagnation
- If the system has been entered for maintenance purposes or significantly altered
- When water samples taken from the system show evidence of microbial contamination
- In the event of an outbreak of legionnaires disease that is traced back to the system
- When a risk assessment indicates that a tank clean is necessary
It is important for the maintenance of your water tank that you maintain the right level of pH for disinfection to ensure water is kept clean and to prevent build-up that can risk the growth of Legionella.
L8 the Approved Code of Practice & Guidance for the Control of Legionella bacteria in water systems provides guidance on the different levels of contamination and how soon this needs to be rectified. It is a legal responsibility to keep on top of this and keep records of testing and tank cleaning.