If there are unhealthy levels of legionella discovered in your cooling tower or other water supply, corrective action is required. This ensures your business is in compliance with local and state legionella management laws in New York City. When necessary, corrective action is typically performed after we conduct a thorough legionella inspection and an elevated bacteria or positive legionella test occurs. After corrective action is performed we return to ensure that situation has been mitigated.
What is Corrective Action?
Corrective action addresses issues found during our inspection. If we determine there is a concern of legionella or other waterborne pathogens in the client’s water source during our legionella inspection and testing, then we may recommend corrective action steps to ensure the concern is properly managed and the risk of future issues with legionella is mitigated.
What Steps Are Involved in Corrective Action?
Corrective action may be performed by either our water treatment company or Legionella Compliance Solutions. LCS’s corrective action is a personalized process that addresses the specific contamination problems of the client. Common steps that are involved include an inspection of the plumbing system, the recommendation for fixing the source of contaminated water, monitoring water temperature, and developing a long-term legionella risk prevention plan.
An Inspection of The Plumbing System
Corrective action may start with a thorough inspection of the plumbing system, particularly to check for stagnation, contamination and dead-end piping. If any dead-end piping is found, we recommend its removal, in addition to extensive cleaning and decontamination of the entire plumbing system.
Identifying and Fixing The Source of Affected Water
Determining the cause and source of the affected water is essential. After finding the affected water source, we may recommend replacing old system parts, use temperature changing and monitoring to kill the legionella, upgrading the piping supply lines, and retesting for legionella after corrective action is taken.
Inspect and Monitor The Water Temperature
In domestic water systems, low water temperature could allow for legionella and other pathogens to accumulate and multiply. During an inspection, we check the water temperature levels to ensure they are not too low. Corrective action may include raising the water temperature above 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Develop a Legionella Risk Prevention Plan
Your company may need a legionella risk prevention plan long-term to stay in compliance with local and state laws. We develop a legionella risk prevention plan for your business to help you prevent future development of legionella within your water supply.
The Benefits of Corrective Action
The primary benefit of corrective action is the health and safety of executives, employees, residents, and others who are exposed to water that could be contaminated by legionella and other waterborne pathogens. Corrective action also improves the overall quality of water, which is important to overall health and well-being as well. There are also economic benefits, and corrective action can ensure you are following legionella compliance laws and are not subject to fines and other consequences. Corrective action from Legionella Compliance Solutions also includes implementing a long-term plan to mitigate the risk of water contamination.
Contact Our Legionella Compliance Team Today
Our legionella compliance professionals can address your concerns and questions about legionella prevention. We offer inspections and testing to ensure your company is in compliance with all relevant regulations. Reach out to us by phone at (212) 729-9361 or schedule a consultation online to determine if corrective action is necessary for your cooling tower or other water systems in NYC.