How long does the test take?
Legionella samples must be cultured for 10 days in the laboratory, to conform to UKAS and HSE requirements. Therefore, allowing time for checking and verifying the results, your testing certificate will be available approximately 12-13 days from the date the samples were collected.
What happens if my test shows bacteria?
Don’t panic! Contrary to popular belief, it is rarely necessary to have expensive chemical disinfections of the water system, although this can sometimes be required in large scale, dangerous infections. We will advise you of the necessary course of action in your particular circumstances and guide you through it.