At JNR Plumbing LLC, it is our priority to help you stay up-to-date on important changes in the plumbing industry that can affect your home or business.
According to The New York Times, a woman has died after contracting Legionnaire’s disease from an Atlanta hotel. Legionnaires’ disease is a specific type of pneumonia that is caused by bacteria that can be found in water then left on fixtures after use. Individuals can catch Legionnaire’s disease by inhaling water vapor with the Legionella bacteria in it. Cases like this have been popping up across the country with more and more frequency.
Over the last year, the plumbing industry has been more aware of the effects of the Legionella bacteria in water fixtures and has adjusted national plumbing codes to protect individuals against the disease. The solution to preventing Legionella bacteria from growing within your fixtures involves the installation of a mixing valve that allows increased temperatures of which kills the bacteria.
Our team of professionals at JNR Plumbing LLC takes this very seriously, so please contact us if you are concerned about Legionnaire’s disease or would like to have a thermostatic mixing valve installed in your home or business.
If you have additional questions about notices in the state of Connecticut regarding Legionairres’ disease, please refer to our notices page. Our team is committed to protecting you and making sure your plumbing system is always functioning as safely and properly as possible.