Give Legionella bacteria no chance in your tap water
Water plays an important role in everyday life. It is used for drinking, cooking, showering and for cleaning. For these reasons it is important that your tap water is clean and does not harbour any harmful germs or bacteria, for example, Legionella bacteria.
These bacteria are found in nature, for example in groundwater. They mainly multiply in warm, still water. They can also make their way into tap water. Concentrations of Legionella bacteria can be reduced with some easy steps:
How can I reduce the risk of Legionella bacteria in my tap water?
- Make sure that all faucets in your apartment are used on a regular basis so that your water is kept flowing through the pipes. Every faucet should be used at least once a day.
- If you have been absent from the apartment for a long time, for example while you were on holiday, you should let hot water run through all of your faucets for some minutes as soon as you are back. Open a window while you do this.
- Be sure that the water boiler temperature is set to more than 55 degrees celsius. The temperature of cold water should not exceed 20 degrees celsius. Test the water temperature from the faucet regularly with a thermometer.