In order to ensure that a water system is safe, hygienic, clean and fit for use, it is vital that it is properly and professionally tested, treated and monitored. Whether the system in question is for drinking water, a HVAC system or a storage tank, if the water becomes contaminated then there can be consequences not just for the system but those who use it and are within its vicinity as well as the business or individual responsible for it.
When water systems are improperly maintained or left unchecked for long periods of time, they can develop dangerous build-ups of contaminants such as scale, corrosive water and microbiological growth. Whilst this might not sound that harmful, it actually can be in a lot of ways.
Accumulations of scale, rust, corrosive water and the like not only impact the efficiency of a water system but make the chances of break downs and replacement parts more likely which can be costly. Having the system treated regularly helps to not only keep the system running efficiently but reduces the chance of faults occurring or parts failing as well as increases the lifespan of the system which all helps to save a substantial amount of money over time.
Microbial growth can include parasites, viruses, bacteria and a whole host of unwanted contaminants that make the water extremely dangerous. Some people make the mistake of thinking that just because a water systems purpose isn’t for drinking water that it can’t harm people, but this is incorrect. Bacteria such as Legionella, can be easily inhaled from aerosolised particles such as in a shower, air conditioning system or steam from a spa pool and can lead to Legionnaires disease. This is an extremely serious disease that can make people extremely unwell, cause long term health problems and in some cases prove fatal. Keeping your system compliant and taking every reasonable action to ensure that it is safe is the best way to protect yourself, your business, employees, residents and those who use the system.