ChemREADY Announces New Legionella Water Treatment Chemicals and Disinfection Services
TWINSBURG, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ChemREADY(www.getchemready.com), a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment chemicals, today announced the launch of its new Legionella program of services and products, to combat waterborne pathogens in building water systems. The new programs are described on its website at https://www.getchemready.com/legionella-services/.
Legionella Bacteria can become a serious health problem when they grow in building water systems such as domestic hot and cold water systems, drinking water tanks, decorative fountains, cooling towers, evaporative condensers in large air conditioning systems, even spas or ice machines. Most people contract Legionnaires’ disease by inhaling bacteria from water droplets when around these systems.
Legionnaires’ disease is not transmitted from human to human, the bacteria thrives in aerosolized mist from different water sources and can therefore infest an entire building. After Legionella grows and multiplies in a building’s water system, water containing Legionella can spread in droplets small enough for people to breathe.
Healthcare facilities are particularly vulnerable to a Legionella epidemic. A analysis of more than 2,800 cases of Legionnaires’ disease that occurred in 2015 found that 553 cases definitely or possibly occurred in a healthcare facility according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Sixty-six patients died from the disease. The factors that are now known to promote the growth of Legionella Bacteria found in artificial aquatic environments include the following:
Water temperatures from 77 F-107.6 F
Limestone and sediment in the water
Some free-living amoeba organisms in water capable of supporting the intracellular growth of Legionellae
“Our Legionella enables our customers to analyze and combat the risk of waterborne pathogens through consulting, testing, legionella removal and secondary disinfection products,” said Benjamin Frieders, one of ChemREADY certified technicians. Legionella Specialists in water security and management. “We are proud to offer a complete solution for Legionnaires’ disease facilities.”
ChemREADY offers advice on Water management planswith an overview of the services available online.
New Joint Commission regulations came into effect on January 1, 2022 that outline requirements for facility managers to maintain water management plans to guard against a Legionella outbreak. As part of its new offering, ChemREADY is working with its customers to create and update Legionella Water Management Plans, Legionella screening services, sanitation and epidemic control services, and additional secondary disinfection equipment for drinking water systems.
ChemREADY (www.getchemready.com) is an Ohio-based chemicals and services company focused on water-related markets. The company works with industrial and municipal customers to clean and reuse water for industrial processes, manage waterborne pathogens such as Legionella, and keep closed-loop systems (boilers and cooling towers) operating at peak efficiency. Its professional field staff is supported by a team of analytical chemists, an extensive logistics network with decades of experience in water-based chemistry. Its sales staff is available 24 hours a day and can deliver products anywhere in the world.