As businesses, buildings and other facilities are preparing for reopening, we at Advance Machine would like to remind everyone to include water and sanitation in your business continuity plan.
Many businesses are temporarily closed to the public or have limited access in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Due to the resulting drop in water use, the plumbing in your business, buildings and other facilities can carry stagnant or standing water. This increases the risk of bacterial growth, such as Legionella and other waterborne bacteria in your plumbing system, and in associated equipment that use water like cooling tower, pool, fountains and ice machines.
This is because bacteria multiplies rapidly when water is stagnant or slow moving.
Reduce potential for water borne diseases: To ensure safety, you and your team must wear proper PPE during the disinfecting and flushing process. Use N95 masks or similar approved protective respiratory masks, eye protection, protective gloves, and suitable protective clothing.