Buildings contaminated with Legionella bacteria require remediation, which simply means that the situation needs to be “fixed”. Since Legionella bacteria are susceptible to a number of chemical treatments this would seem to be straightforward – but it’s actually not for several reasons:
- In order to kill the bacteria, chemicals must reach the bacteria. Many complex piping systems have balance (unequal flow) issues, dead-legs, blockages, and other problems which prevent chemicals from reaching ever location within the piping network.
- Chemical concentrations need to be minimized careful controlled in order to avoid damage to piping and related equipment.
- Some chemicals can react with organics in potable water to form undesirable and even carcinogenic side products.
Micromanagement specializes in building water systems and works with the building (and their plumbing contractor) to identify and sort out plumbing issues. This greatly enhances subsequent disinfection efforts. Because we use a proprietary blend of chemicals, our treatment can be performed at lower levels and over a shorter duration than other chemical treatments. We do not use chemicals known to form carcinogenic compounds.