Domestic hot and cold water systems provide an ideal environment for legionella bacteria to grow. Legionnaires' disease is a pneumonia-like illness caused by the inhalation of small droplets of contaminated water containing the legionella bacteria.
To minimise the risk of contamination in your home, you should follow the guidance below:
Who is most at risk?
Legionnaires' disease can affect everyone however there are some people that could be more susceptible to infection. This includes:
Additional guidance can be found in the Approved Code of Practice and guidance for Legionnaires' disease on the Health and Safety Executive website.
If you have any concerns, you can report these immediately to Homefix through your online account.