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    Legionella at Acorn

    Acorn Environment Services has qualified engineers with over 25 years experience in the water hygiene industry. The objective of all legionella and water hygiene compliance contracts is to reduce risk. We achieve this by working with our clients to take the appropriate preventative measures to eliminate the root cause of the risks at your property or business premises.

    The government guidance on legionella and legionnaires disease can be viewed here

    What is Legionella?

    Legionella bacteria are widespread in natural water systems, eg rivers and ponds. Outbreaks of the illness occur from exposure to legionella growing in purpose-built systems where water is maintained at a temperature high enough to encourage growth, eg cooling towers, evaporative condensers, hot and cold water systems and spa pools used in all sorts of premises (work and domestic). People contract Legionnaires disease by inhaling small droplets of water (aerosols), suspended in the air, containing the bacteria.

    What services do Acorn offer?

    At Acorn, we offer a wide range of Water Hygiene and Water Treatment services to help assist in the prevention of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens.

    This includes:

    For more information to understand if your organisation is compliant and meeting set regulations, contact Acorn today.

    What our clients are saying

    Trust Pilot


    "I rang out of hours for a wasp nest and someone came that evening and sorted the problem for me and my little boy as he's highly allergic, he was friendly & helpfull and reassuring, would highly recommend them really easy to contact Friendly team"

    Amanda Grimes


    "Acorn were so helpful on there online chat I had an issue with pigeons nesting under my solar panels and didn't know what to do,withing an hour I'd been contacted given a quote and 24hrs after acorn had been cleaned all the mess up and removed all the nests and proofed all my solar panels stopping pigeons coming back under can't recommend enough!"

    Gillian Brown


    "Really grateful to Demi and the team for assisting at such short notice. Prompt service which ran smoothly. Highly recommend!"

    Arielle Halter


    "Used Acorn for a garden/yard clearance! Superb service! The two guys who came (Chris and Chris) were polite, professional and friendly. Start to finish it took no more than half an hour! Very impressed, would highly recommend."

    Ian Collett


    "I had a pigeon problem so I contacted Acorn, they came out and got rid for me. They also did a house clearance for me at the same time. I was amazed at the quality of the work done, and the aftercare. I would 100% recommend them."

    Martin Cowell


    "Acorn came to remove a wasps nest from the time to reporting it to Acorn arriving to remove it was a total of 3 hours. I was so impressed. The lads who came were very helpful, professional and polite. Great value for money and I will be recommending to all my family and friends"

    Tracie Jackson

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    Frequently asked questions

    Can Legionella Disease be prevented?

    Yes, by managing systems where legionella is most likely found. Secondly, contacting a professional who can complete treatment on sources where the risk of legionella is high is also advised.

    How can a person contract Legionella's Disease?

    Legionnaires’ disease can be contracted when water droplets containing Legionella bacteria enter a person’s lungs.

    How much could you be fined for Legionella?

    There is currently no cap on fines for Legionella. However, examples show companies being fined nearly £2 million after failing a legionella test