Domestic hot and cold water systems provide an ideal environment for harmful bacteria. This is known as Legionella bacteria. If you breathe in small droplets of this bacteria, it can make you ill and you may be diagnosed with a pneumonia-like illness called Legionnaires’ disease.
To minimise the risk of contamination in your home, you should:
Who is most at risk?
Legionnaires' disease can affect anyone, however, some people could be more vulnerable to infection. This includes:
More guidance can be found here.
If you have any concerns, you can report these immediately to HomeFix through your online account.