Water Treatment in Chelmsford

Water Treatment in Chelmsford

Water systems are often something that in domestic, commercial and industrial buildings tend to be out of sight and out of mind. Unfortunately, if a water system is left unchecked and untested, without regular treatments and maintenance, it can prove to be extremely detrimental not only to the system itself but to the people who use it, are within its vicinity and those responsible for the premises it resides in.

Within most buildings, water systems are essential and provide things such as heat, cool air, drinking water or even the production and manufacturing of goods and products which businesses often rely upon. A contaminated system can be extremely dangerous, and every reasonable action must be taken to ensure that the system is safe and compliant.

At Comfort Services, our team of dedicated engineers deliver professional water treatment services throughout Chelmsford and Essex as well as London, Kent and the South East.

Comfort Services Water Treatment

At Comfort Services, our engineers have years of experience with water hygiene and can provide water treatment services for a wide range of domestic, commercial and industrial water systems.

Some of the water treatment services in Chelmsford that we off include;

-          Chemical treatment services

-          Water system management

-          Water system testing & quality sampling

-          Chemical descaling

-          Dual sampling & system monitoring services for landlords

-          Closed circuit pre-commissioning system cleaning & flushing

If you are unsure about what your water systems requires do not worry as our engineers can assess your system and create a tailored treatment and maintenance plan to keep your system safe and running efficiently.

If you have any questions, would like to find out more about our services or book in a visit from an engineer then do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our knowledgeable advisors will be happy to help.

Contaminated Water Systems

Sometimes individuals or organisations make the mistake of assuming that just because their water system isn’t used for drinking water that it therefore can’t be harmful to people and try to cut corners and costs by not keeping up with treatment and maintenance as often as they should.

However, just because the water is not consumed, it does not mean that it is OK to neglect the system. Legionella for example is a natural bacteria found in water which, if left unmonitored can rise to dangerous levels and doesn’t need a person to drink the contaminated water to become infected. If water containing 

Legionella is aerosolised then it can easily be inhaled into the lungs resulting in Legionnaires Disease which is extremely unpleasant, can cause long term health issues and in some cases can even be fatal.

As well as the potential risk that contaminated systems can cause to humans, there is also the financial downside to not properly maintaining your water system. When rust, scale and corrosion is left to build up, it affects the systems efficiency and can cause it to break down and require replacement parts more often as well as shorten the lifespan of the system, all of which is extremely costly and can be greatly reduced with regular maintenance, treatment and monitoring.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find a water treatment specialist?

If you are responsible for a water system and are looking to secure the services of a water treatment specialist then be sure to use a professional, trusted provider with the proper accreditations.

At Comfort Services, in all of the tasks, projects and jobs we undertake our engineers adhere to industry standards. Not only are we an accredited Safe Contractor but are proud to be certified by a long list of industry bodies such as the British Standards Institution, Construction Online, the Commissioning Specialists Association and Building Services Research & Information Association, to name but a few.

Our team of experienced, qualified and skilled engineers are on hand to carry out a wide range of water treatment services across Chelmsford, Essex, Kent and the South East. Delivering reliable, cost effective water treatments that benefit the systems and those that rely on them.

How do I know if I need to get water treatment?

Having a professional water treatment and maintenance plan put in place helps to provide a detailed timetable of when your system requires testing and treating. This helps to ensure that it doesn’t get forgotten about or left longer than required which can have potentially disastrous results.

If you do not have a plan already in place and are unsure if your system requires treatment then there are a few things you can check or do such as;

-          Find documentation of when the last tests, checks or maintenance were carried out.

-          See if there are any signs that the water system is contaminated such as working less efficiently, making more noise, tubes or pipes freezing, getting blocked, changing pressures and obvious signs of biological or microbial growth.

-          If in doubt safe is always better than sorry, especially when it comes to water systems so book in with a specialist to get it assessed and treated if required.

Is a water treatment plan expensive?

The cost of a water treatment plan will depend on the size, type and complexity of the system as well as how much and what type of treatment is required. The cost of properly maintaining a system however is a corner that should never be cut in order to try to save money for a number of reasons including;

-          Untreated, contaminated systems are less efficient and their running costs higher which means wasting money every day.

-          Effective water treatments help to resolve issues and can have systems running at peak efficiency, reducing running costs and improving productivity.

-          Systems with build-ups of rust, scale and corrosion tend to breakdown more often, require more replacement parts and have a shorter lifespan. Water treatment helps to eliminate these issues which results in a healthier system that costs less.

-          In the event that there is an outbreak traced back to the system, the person responsible will need to provide proof that they took every reasonable measure to ensure the water system was safe. Failure to provide this can result in heavy fines, penalties, loss of business, closures, damage to reputation, legal action and in some cases even a prison sentence.