We’re Here to Support you with the Re-opening of your Business

If you’ve had to partially or fully close your business due to COVID- 19, we would like to give you advice  on how to ensure that your water is safe for you, your staff and customers ready for when you re-open.

It is very important that once you re-open, your water systems are not put back straight to use, but flushed and monitored beforehand. We cannot stress this enough. If you are planning on opening soon, here are some useful tips to help you plan ahead and protect the quality of your water.

Our Business Solutions Manager – Chris, has put together some top tips for you to follow before you re-open your business:

Run all taps individually, until the water is cold and looks clear, starting with the closest to where the water enters the building and work towards the furthest away.

Stored Water
Where water is stored, cisterns should be completely emptied and re-filled with fresh water from the incoming supply. 

Flushing, cleaning and disinfection should be considered for tanks, showers, calorifiers and complex pipework particularly in larger buildings and should be done in line with BS8858. Flush all of your toilets several times before they are used.

Be extra careful when turning on taps, showers and any other sources of water which have been left dormant and unused.  These could contain legionella and other bacteria which can cause respiratory diseases and even death in the vulnerable.

Water Systems
Water outlets on hot and cold water systems ordinarily should be used weekly to minimise stagnation and bacteria such as legionnaires.  If your water system has been left unused for longer, a flushing regime should be carried out with valves in an open position and should be recorded in a maintenance log.  

We’ve developed an automatic flushing and temperature testing unit, that can be dynamically controlled on the Genius smart building platform. This allows tests to be scheduled according to needs and all the reports generated automatically.
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Here at AquaCare, we have all the experience and expertise you’ll need to carry out the tasks above. If you’d like more information, Chris is on hand to help, simply call 07776 226244.