General advice for tenants…
If you’re a letting agent or landlord then as well as carrying out a Legionella Risk Assessment you should also advise tenants of the potential risk from legionella bacteria, how to reduce risk and advise them of any actions resulting from the Risk Assessment including:
• Controlling the release of water spray or stored water from sources such as showers, baths etc
• Infrequently used showers and taps should be flushed through regularly and water should not be left to stagnate in shower heads, ‘U’ bends etc
• Increasing the temperature of the hot water supply - as this can pose a scalding risk thermostatic mixing valves should be installed.
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