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Preventing deadly legionella

Hot Water Systems | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay

Nine News reported this week on a study that found 75% of homes in Adelaide had the potentially deadly legionella bacteria present in their bathrooms.Australian Standards require hot water to be stored at a minimum of 60°C so as to inhibit the growth of legionella bacteria.A Queensland woman a few years back contracted Legionnaires’ disease…

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First gas heater service for 2019!

Gas Heater Service & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong

Gas Heater Service & Carbon Monoxide Testing | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong First gas heater service for 2019 was completed this morning! It’s never too early to think about gas heater safety. The mad rush normally starts in March and continues through until late October, so it pays to get organised and book in. Play…

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So pretty isn’t it? Actually, it’s not. It’s Legionnaires bacteria.

Hot water systems | Hot water safety | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

So pretty isn’t it?  Actually it’s not – it’s legionnaires bacteria. To prevent bacteria growth, particularly legionnaires, hot water should be set at a minimum of 60°C in your hot water unit cylinder, and then regulated for your bathing outlets, through the tempering valve, to between 38°C – 50°C . It’s very important to note that…

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