Should I Get a Water Risk Assessment?

Why Do I Need A Risk Assessment?

It’s an unfortunate truth that very few people understand the potential risks and dangers of drinking unclean water. In the UK, we’re so used to turning on the tap for fresh, clean water that the dangers of drinking from a contaminated supply, such as a water supply infected with Legionnaires’ disease, often go overlooked. Unfortunately though, contracting Legionnaires’ disease from contaminated water can have serious consequences. That’s why we recommend obtaining a water assessment from trusted plumbers.

Making sure your taps are running clean water is just one of the reasons why it’s so important to get a water risk assessment for your home or business building. We’ll discuss this further below, in addition to some of the other main benefits of calling the plumbers in.

Water Risk Assessments Can Identify Infections & Diseases In The Water Supply 

As the owner or property manager of a building, it’s your responsibility to make sure the water in your system is clean and safe to drink. The easiest way to make sure your running water is free from harmful bacteria, including legionella bacteria, is to have it assessed by a team of professional plumbers. This can give you the peace of mind you need that your family, tenants, employees or customers aren’t drinking contaminated water. Calling your local plumbing contractors could help you to prevent serious health risks, so pick up the phone if your water supply hasn’t been assessed recently.

Water Risk Assessments Can Help You Stay Compliant 

If you own or let properties, you have a legal obligation to assess and control the risk of your tenants contracting Legionnaires’ disease. This applies to landlords of both domestic and commercial properties. Failing to uphold your duties as a landlord could see you face legal action, so it’s vitally important to comply with the regulations set out under the relevant legislation. The first step here is to obtain a water risk assessment and seek specialist advice on future action from registered plumbers, such as us at Smartheat.

Water Risk Assessments Can Help Plumbers Identify Other Issues With Your Water Supply

If the water in your building’s supply has become contaminated, there could be more than one or two factors responsible. Fortunately, a water assessment could be what it takes to have other issues identified and resolved by your chosen plumbers. Problems that may have gone undetected for months or even years could be spotted during a water assessment, giving you the chance to act quickly. Nipping water supply issues in the bud could help you save lots of money in the long term by preventing the development of larger and more serious problems.

If you’re still wondering whether you need to get a water risk assessment for your building, the answer is yes. It’s better to be safe than sorry. For more information about water assessments or to book one of our highly-skilled plumbers to assess your water supply, contact us at Smartheat today. We’re always happy to help!