Learn more about the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s Disease and how to prevent it.
In a recent article from Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News, they discussed the causes for Legionnaire’s Disease outbreaks and how it relates to the contamination of commercial buildings’ water systems, including HVAC components like commercial cooling towers. Legionnaire’s Disease is a deadly pneumonia caused by inhaling water droplets contaminated with Legionella bacteria. While Legionella is a naturally occurring bacteria in freshwater, contemporary water treatment practices help to prevent the spread of Legionella in building water systems. Despite water treatment efforts, organic material can develop over time inside pipes transporting treated water, allowing for the growth of Legionella.