Archive for July, 2018

Preventing Biofilm Formation

30th July 2018

What are biofilms? Put most simply, they constitute a large group of previously free-floating microorganisms that colonise and stick together and then adhere to a surface. To view them simply as a bacterial slime layers is to underestimate them as, in a group, they change their behaviour to act as one body, or biological system. […]

Legionella Risk During Summer Heatwaves: Protecting Water Systems and Preventing Outbreaks

10th July 2018

The longest heatwave the UK has seen for 5 years is still in full swing.  Temperatures of over 28 degrees were recorded for 16 consecutive days this year, and it’s conditions such as these that present perfect Legionella breeding conditions. Landlords and facilities managers responsible for running of large commercial and residential buildings should be […]