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Legionella – The Facts | Orbit Plumbing

Legionella – The Facts

Mornington Peninsula plumbers at Orbit Plumbing are skilled professionals and during their extensive training at by accredited Frankston plumbing educators they learned all about the Legionnaires’ Disease and how to responsibly avoid contamination.

Our Plumber Somerville located explains that Legionnairres’ Disease is contracted generally and more commonly in older people above the age of 50 and also in those with chronic diseases or weak immune systems. Smokers and drug users can also be more susceptible to the disease. People can become infected by breathing in small droplets of water that contain the bacteria called Legionella. Legionella forms in plumbing products like: Air Conditioners, Hot Water Units, Showers, Fountains, Water Features and Spas.

The bacteria grows and multiplies in warm water so spas are most commonly at risk of spreading the disease, especially when the water inside the spa is not cleaned out regularly or treated with appropriate chemicals. If you are unsure about how to correctly maintain your spa our Mornington plumbers suggest getting in touch with the manufacturer.

If you are at all concerned about contracting the disease, you should speak with a healthcare professional.

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