Disinfecting Water Tanks, Cisterns and Plumbing Systems

As mentioned in a previous article, the importance of water hygiene should not be underestimated. So many potential negative issues can be avoided by taking just a few pre-emptive steps when it comes to your plumbing system as a whole.

Different types of bacteria can infiltrate the systems over time through a variety of different means, such as E.coli and of course it is importance to nip these issues in the bud before they become a significant problem.

There are different forms of tablets that are bale to be used in order to disinfect water systems and water tanks including systems for air conditioning and refrigeration systems. While domestic premises are not obligated by any form of law to disinfect these systems (you just need to have flushed them out when they initially were installed), when it comes to premises that are commercial there is an obligation in place under health and safety codes whereby there needs to be a process in place that will prevent any instance of legionnaire disease from occurring.

This disease can be contracted simply through aerosols being breathed in which have the disease particles embedded into them. This can come about simply from different types of water equipment that has the ability to make small droplets when it is being used such as pools, showers etc. This means you don’t have to be in direct contact with the water in order to contract the disease which is a worrying thing.

Certain systems can be disinfected through the use of ultra violet lamp systems that are able to destroy these bacteria thanks to the ultra violet light. Having said this, they still need to be disinfected and cleaned out on a regular basis.

For systems that are smaller, using sodium hypochlorite tablets tend to be easy to use and are effective for what you are trying to achieve.

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