What is Legionnaires' Disease?
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially life threatening form of pneumonia that is contracted by coming into contact with water contaminated with Legionella. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with the disease in the United States each year.
Where does Legionella form and grow?
Legionella is a gram-negative bacterium that causes Legionellosis. It is found naturally in the environment, but amplified in the piping systems of facilities large and small. While warm water is often a breeding ground for the bacteria, some potential high-risk areas include: large plumbing systems, cooling towers, hot water tanks, decorative fountains, ice machines and humidifiers. Request a site survey by filling out the form below, to help identify these high-risk areas.