Archive for 2016

What are the Best Practices of Cooling Tower Water Treatment?

19th August 2016

With water cooling treatment such an integral part of operations for a range of industries, scale, corrosion, fouling and microbiological contamination can be costly both in terms of productivity and product quality. Water: The Universal Solvent Water is a highly efficient heat transfer medium that has the ability to dissolve many substances. As a result, […]

Training needed to prevent Legionella

16th August 2016

Following a fatal outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease at St Christopher’s Hospice, which provides end-of-life care in South London, the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has emphasised the importance of proper controls in public buildings, with legionella training essential for responsible parties. The Hospice has been named as a source of Legionnaire’s disease following […]

Keeping UK offices cool during the summer

8th August 2016

It’s hot outside! With many parts of the UK tipping the 30 degree mark a couple of weeks ago and warm weather set to stay for the next few days at least. Working in an office can be unbearable in these conditions, and not just because you’d rather be outside. Many UK workplaces still don’t have […]

How to Conduct Water Risk Assessment in a Commercial Building

15th July 2016

Water, provider of life and potential killer if the risks of storing and using it are not properly assessed. Commercial building owners or operators must have a robust water risk assessment in place to guard against bacterial contamination which can lead to outbreaks of life-threatening diseases, such as legionella. Owners of care homes where residents […]

Wallenius AOT makes BiFM award shortlist!

29th June 2016

Guardian’s non-chemical water treatment solution to prevent Pseudomonas, Wallenius AOT, has been shortlisted for the BiFM Award, New Product or Service of the year! Wallenius Advanced Oxidation Technology (AOT) is a patented non-chemical water treatment, which is safer and greener, compared with traditional chemical water treatment and proven to kill 99.999% of Pseudomonas and Legionella […]

Legionella risk during summer

20th June 2016

After a long, wet winter, today (20th June) is officially the first day of summer with the heat and humidity increasing Legionella risk. According to Public Health England, cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the UK usually increase during the summer months, peaking between July and September.  In 2013, more than a fifth of all cases […]

Preventing contaminated backflow with RPZs

20th June 2016

The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws require domestic water supplies to be adequately protected from backflow. Where equipment is used with fluids or materials which could contaminate, measures to stop harmful substances getting into other parts of the system must be in place. Preventing backflow can be particularly important in cities, […]

Pseudomonas treatment in closed circuit water systems

15th June 2016

Pseudomonas is a bacteria commonly found in closed circuit water systems, a problem that until recent years was largely confined to London. As Pseudomonas increasingly finds a home in buildings throughout the UK, its spread must be stopped to ensure the safety and efficiency of pipework and associated HVAC systems. While Pseudomonas can be harmful […]

New look offices at Guardian Water Treatment

7th June 2016

Due to the continued success and growth of the business, Guardian Water Treatment has expanded its Basildon Head Office, giving it a contemporary makeover, including extended areas for both work and play! An additional unit has been purchased in order to add to the office area, include new meeting rooms, a boardroom, increased storage facilities […]

Water treatment jobs – we’re recruiting!

16th May 2016

We’re recruiting to fill a range of water treatment jobs. Guardian is a growing company and we need enthusiastic, proactive and skilled people to add to our team; to fulfill Guardian’s existing portfolio and help win us more work. We’ve got jobs for experienced water treatment engineers, apprentices and office-based staff, at locations throughout the […]