Water Tank System Cleaning, Repair and Maintenance in Scotland and UK.
HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR WATER TANK RECENTLY?
LEGIONELLOSIS AND LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE CAN KILL.
The Health and Safety Executive are currently pushing to eradicate the causes of this group of diseases and therefore advise that water tanks and the connecting pipework should be routinely inspected and properly maintained.
The bacteria that causes legionnaires disease, Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever thrive on the organic sediment and sludge that builds up in poorly designed or badly maintained water systems. Though legionella bacteria will not usually grow in water below 20°C, organisms may remain dormant in cool water, multiplying only when the temperature reaches a suitable level. For these reasons, tanks must be insulated against heat and frost to ensure that the correct temperature is maintained all year round. Moreover, a proper maintenance programme should be introduced to keep them clean and free from foreign material.
CLEANING AND CHLORINATION
Merkland Tank provides an annual water inspection, cleaning and chlorination service that covers every aspect of the Health and Safety Executives recomendations. Though the most visible area is obviously the tank, the whole system needs to be treated to make certain that no bacteria survive to re-infect the cistern. The whole process often takes only a few hours and a Certificate of Chlorination will be issued after every service.
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MAINTENANCE AND REFURBISHMENT
In addition to the annual service, Merkland Tank can also arrange the repair or refurbishment of existing bitumen lined and glass fibre tanks, as well as the conversion of tanks to the new low-maintenance Epoxy system.
We Recommend Tank Lining: Benefits
1. Most effective method to upgrade your system to comply with current legislation.
2. Our Epoxy systems give longer term protection against corrosion than traditional bitumen coatings
3. WRC Approved
4. Conforms to BS6920
5. Non Tainting
6. Only Manual preparation required.
7. Offer Long-Term Protection
8. Quick to apply
The finishing lining provides a smooth substrate, eliminating areas where legionellosis could multiply. The lining will also resist the growth of micro-aquatic organisms (BS 6920: 1988/90).
Since the our systems in the main employs solventless epoxy material. It is particularly appropriate for use in confined spaces or sensitive areas such as nursing homes and hospitals where fumes could create a problem.
The epoxy systems are extremely durable and can come with a 5 or 10 year guarantee. Our list of recent clients include Glasgow Airport, Western Infirmary, IBM Greenock and Stobhill Hospital.
HIGHLY TRAINED PERSONNEL
Merkland Tank has a deep commitment to a safe practise and professionalism amongst our staff. All water tank personnel are trained extensively in all aspects of inspection, chlorination and refurbishment. Training includes the use of:
1. The Disinfecting of Water Supply Systems in Buildings
2. Confined Vessel Entry and Breathing Apparatus
3. High Pressure Water Jetting
4. On Site Risk Assessment
5. Gas Monitoring Units
6. Manual Handling
7. First Aid
Merkland Tank has been awarded the Scottish Engineering Safety Award which we feel represents an outstanding achievement.
ALL WORK IS CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS:
o British Standard 6700 Specification for the design, installation, testing and maintenance of services supplying water for domestic use within buildings and their curtilages.
o Health and Safety Guidance Note 70 The Control of Legionellosis including Legionnaires Disease."
o Health and Safety Guidance Note GS5 "Entry into Confined Spaces”