HVR Award Finalists for HVAC Initiative of the Year

12th September 2018

Guardian Water Treatment is excited to be a finalist in the HVAC Initiative of the Year category this year’s HVR Awards. Our entry details how we are improving and changing the way closed-circuit water systems are managed, from pre-commissioning cleaning and throughout a HVAC systems life. Focusing on our working relationship with certified partner, Hevasure, […]

How can hotels protect against legionella?

5th September 2018

This summer has resulted in the usual spike in cases of Legionnaires’ Disease, the potentially deadly condition caused by bacteria growth in water that has been left to stagnate. In a recent case, The Ramada Park Hall Hotel and Spa in Wolverhampton was closed down by the City of Wolverhampton Council after legionella bacteria was […]

Reducing water wastage in the built environment

5th September 2018

We’ve just come to the end of this year’s World Water Week (26th – 31st August), a unique event which provides a platform for positive discussion about water-related challenges and their impact on environmental, health, climate and economic agendas. The topic of reducing water usage received considerable attention this year, following severe drought in the […]

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. […]

Heatwave brings increased Legionella risk

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 […]

Guardian exhibits at Healthcare Estates Management Conference

29th June 2018

We’re exhibiting at the Healthcare Estates Management Conference with our certified partner, Hevasure, taking place at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, on the 10th July. We’ll be showcasing our specialist water treatment solutions for the healthcare sector, including Hevasure’s 24/7 remote monitoring unit, which provides real-time data regarding water system condition, designed to prevent […]

Legionella Policy for Dental Practices

5th June 2018

Legionellosis is the collective name given to the pneumonia-like illness caused by legionella bacteria. The most serious is Legionnaire’s disease, which is potentially fatal. Legionella bacteria live in water supplies so dental practices have a duty of care to protect their patients and staff from potential harm. Everyone is susceptible to infection. However, those over […]

Defra’s draft Clean Air Strategy published

22nd May 2018

Environmental Secretary, Michael Gove, has today (22nd May) published a draft Clean Air Strategy to tackle toxic air pollution. The 104-page strategy has been launched for consultation, the results from which will inform the final Clean Air Strategy to be published in March 2019. The proposals crack down on a wide range of pollutants, including […]

Helping the Facilities Show celebrate World FM Day

18th May 2018

It was World FM Day on the 16th May. We showed our support by providing advice for FMs on improving the sustainability of water treatment as part of a range of articles put together by the Facilities Show. The article looked at the latest water system management solutions, including 24/7 monitoring system, Hevasure, non-chemical treatment […]

Steven Booth takes helm at Guardian Water Treatment

27th March 2018

We are pleased to announce that Steven Booth has become Managing Director. He will report to Phil Greenwood, CEO, WCS Group, which acquired Guardian in December 2017. Steven has worked for Guardian for six years and is a trained water treatment chemist, with experience across a range of industry sectors; from Facilities Management, to Food & […]