When you refer to hygiene, it concerns measures that have been implemented in order to increase the level of cleanliness, and ensures that no adverse health issues develop as a result of poor hygiene.
On a very basic level, it is vitally important that people wash their hands when it comes to all aspects of life, whether it is going to the bathroom, preparing food, and so on. This process will involve water and some sort of hygienic anti-bacterial soap.
However, an issue may arise when the water itself is unsafe and unhygienic as a result of some form of external stimulus. This could be down to any number of factors such as leaks in the pipeline, seepage, dangerous materials being used in pipes, and the pollution of the water supply itself.
Most of the issues that will affect housing and commercial buildings with relation to the hygiene of the water, will be the water tanks and containers. Over time, there can be a build-up of unwanted by-products of the process of delivering water to where it is needed.
This is why regular maintenance and prevention practices should be implemented to ensure that you do not run into problems on this front, and prevent any potential issues from occurring.
There are a number of different methods in which this maintenance and prevention can be administered, and this will be discussed in further articles.
For now, you need to concern yourself with any potential issues that may arise, and the longer it has been since the tank and plumbing system as a whole have been checked and treated, the more pressing the need for action.
Thankfully, this can be an inexpensive and quick treatment procedure once it is done right, and it will leave you with hygienic water for all of your needs.