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We’ve been lying to you all along!

We’ve been lying to you all along!

By on Jun 20, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

We have always told you, and everyone we work with the same thing. We’ve told this to our customers, to our blog readers, to people we work with and to everyone who has asked us. “You cannot contract Legionnaires’ Disease from someone who has the illness. You can only get it from inhaling water droplets containing the Legionella bacteria.”...

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FAQ: The Lowdown on Legionella

FAQ: The Lowdown on Legionella

By on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Last year marked for us 20 years in Legionella control. We have seen it all, dead squirrels in tanks, pigeons, slugs, we’ve seen shower heads encrusted with so much limescale it looks like its grown a shell. We’ve dealt with all sorts of customers including care homes, landlords, hospitals and we like to think we know everything there is to know about...

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Inadequate Legionella Training

Inadequate Legionella Training

By on May 27, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Following the death of an elderly man from exposure to legionella at a care home, it’s time to ask the question, is Legionella training up to scratch?   After a stay in hospital to receive treatment for a broken leg, Lewis Payne, 95, had arrived at the Reading Borough Council-operated care facility, The Willows, for a period of intermediate care before...

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Narrowboat Cold Water Tank Relining

Narrowboat Cold Water Tank Relining

By on May 4, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Cold water storage tank relining is one of our specialist services, and for the past 20 year we have relined tanks of all shapes and sizes. Infact, here at Key Environmental, we have yet to see the cold water storage tank that we won’t take on, so when we were asked to reline the cold water storage tank on a narrowboat, we were excited for the new challenge....

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Legionella in your morning coffee?

Legionella in your morning coffee?

By on Apr 19, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Huzzah! Legionella awareness is on the up. People are becoming aware of the risks, taking action to minimise it, and learning about the possible symptoms. With more awareness, it is more likely that less and less people will be affected by Legionnaires’ Disease.   However, in speaking with other people about Legionella (because I am so full of exciting...

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Legionella Hot Tub Party!

Legionella Hot Tub Party!

By on Feb 29, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

So your water system has been risk assessed, your cold water storage tank and showers are spotless, and now you feel like you can finally relax! Have a glass of prosecco (or 4) get cosy in your pjs, or have a nice long soak in the hot tub….phew. The legislation for Legionella control in the UK is based upon the Health and Safety Executive’s ACOP L8 (4th...

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