Hot water and legionella

Hot Water Geelong | Prevent Legionella | Tomlinson Plumbing
Hot Water Geelong | Prevent Legionella | Tomlinson Plumbing

Storing hot water to prevent legionella

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 recently contracted the deadly Legionnaires’ disease after her solar hot water system circulating pump failed. The woman was unaware of the pump failure and the system did not automatically switch over to any other booster to heat the water to the temperature required to kill any legionella bacterium in the water supply.

This is a stark reminder of the importance of having appropriately installed and maintained hot water systems.

We’re hot water system specialists in Geelong.

We can assist with all types of hot water heaters –  Rheem, Rinnai, Vulcan, Aquamax, Bosch & more.

Give us a call for any of your hot water requirements on 5261 2422.