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8 Tips to Prevent Legionella Growth in Industrial Cooling Water Systems

The weather is warming up, and cooling season is almost here. As a building manager, you already know that even a minuscule amount of Legionella bacteria is too much. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no safe level of Legionella when it comes to industrial cooling water systems. Even very small amounts can grow…

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8 Steps to Creating An Industrial Water Management Program

If you’ve read some of our previous blogs, you may already know about the dangers of Legionella bacteria and the importance of preventing it in your industrial water systems. Perhaps you’ve already formed a water management team. These are critical first steps toward keeping Legionella out of your buildings. Now, you need to develop a solid water management program.…

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Why You Need to Establish an Industrial Water Management Team

Legionella is a significant concern for any facility manager. This dangerous bacteria — and the life-threatening illness it causes — is an ongoing and complex problem that often originates in a building’s water cooling systems or water fixtures. It only takes one Legionella outbreak to make a number of people very sick, even if you think your water system…

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11 Factors That Cause Legionella Growth in Industrial Water Systems

You may already know the basics about Legionella: it causes a serious, potentially fatal illness known as Legionnaires’ disease. And, contaminated building water systems are responsible for most Legionnaires’ outbreaks. But do you know the leading causes of Legionella growth inside and outside of your buildings or facilities? Legionella has a sneaky ability to grow under a wide variety…

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11 Legionella Terms You Need to Know

If you’re considering a Legionella water management program, you’re probably getting to know some of the details of this complicated process. You may already know that Legionella can occur in many different industrial water systems — and that it can make people very sick. And, if you read our previous blog, you may have discovered that some of your…

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Is Your Building at Risk for Legionella Bacteria?

Legionnaire’s disease is a serious lung infection that is on the rise in the U.S. It occurs when someone inhales water droplets contaminated with Legionella bacteria. The vast majority of Legionnaire’s outbreaks occur when cooling water systems in commercial buildings are not properly sanitized and cleaned. People inside the building inhale contaminated droplets from the building’s systems…

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Regular Equipment Maintenance Increases Water Efficiency & Reduces Cost

Have you noticed an increase in water treatment costs recently?  Underserved equipment may be to blame.  From skyrocketing energy costs to increase in chemicals used to chemically balance the water, a battery of water tests in a lab and an inspection of your equipment should shed light on the reduction in water efficiency. Treating Causes…

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Self-Service Water Treatment May Be Costing You More

Whether you’re new to property management or have an expanding portfolio of properties with a range of uses for water and equipment, water treatment can be an overwhelming task. With ever-constricting budgets, it’s tempting to keep as many services in-house as possible, assuming while it costs personnel time, it’s cheaper than the alternative, right?  That’s…

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Common Types of Corrosion: What You Can Do About It

If you live in the snow belt, you’re familiar with seeing cars driving around with rust spots on window seams, doors, and rocker panels.  Not only is this unsightly, it also degrades the performance of the sound deadening and structural integrity of the impacted vehicle.  Your water system is susceptible to many of the same…

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Concerned about Legionella In Your Water?

“Residents contracting Legionnaire’s Disease: Source Unknown.” Sounds like a nightmare water scenario, right? A scary one, to be sure, however not a headline you’re destined to face if you take a few simple steps to mitigate risk for legionalla. First, we need to examine the truth about where Legionella colonizes. Legionella is rather common in…

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