Legionnaires disease is a very dangerous form of pneumonia which can be caused by inhaling small droplets of water contaminated by the legionella bacteria. To make sure the legionella bacteria is not in your home you can do a simple and quick five minute flush every week!
The five-minute flush
- First flush the toilet and then open every tap, including your shower.
- Let the water run through for at least five minutes.
- The shower should be turned up so it’s as hot as possible so be careful and stand away from the flowing water.
This simple task will help keep you and your family safe from this disease.