Testing for Legionella
Testing for Legionella must be carried out by a professional to identify any possible sources of infection and a Legionella Risk Assessment may be needed. Swiftclean are a certified member of the Legionella Control Association and are fully qualified to carry out legionella testing, risk assessments and advise on compliance to L8 standards.
Legionella bacteria is found to be present in up to 13% of water samples and it is common to find harmless levels of legionella and other bacteria in mains supplied drinking water. For this reason, it is recommended that you do not use a legionella testing kit, as the samples should be taken from specific high risk areas (such as low temperatures in hot water systems, healthcare facilities etc).