Staying On Top Of Water Hygiene In 2022 14th January 2022

Staying On Top Of Water Hygiene In 2022

2022, where has last year gone! Moving into a new year people like to make resolutions, so we thought as a business we’d join in. Fortunately for you, our new year’s resolution has been the same since we started the business – Ensure the safety of our customers through the water hygiene of their water systems.

In this blog, we’re going to talk about the main services we provide to stay on top of water hygiene in 2022.

Why Is Water Hygiene Important?

Poor water hygiene can lead to serious problems for you and your business. The most serious cause could result in death. Unhygienic water spreads diseases and bacteria throughout the water system.

A commercial or residential property that requires access to water, more than likely uses a manmade water storage system. A water tank ensures constant access to water, but in turn, can result in problems if the system isn’t maintained or serviced.

Water can become contaminated for many reasons. Both hot and cold water systems can become affected, when the system becomes contaminated, it can lead to serious disease and illness by whoever consumes or inhales the water.

The disease and illness which comes from the water being contaminated are called legionella disease. This disease comes to the surface (literally) when preventative measures aren’t in place.

Preventing Legionella

So, what is legionella?

Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria. Legionella bacteria can cause all kinds of diseases if it is consumed such as Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaire’s disease is the most dangerous disease that Legionellosis can cause and in some cases can be fatal.

To prevent Legionella, Cold Water Storage thoroughly risk assesses your water tank. We ensure pictures are taken and all the important data is collected.

The risk assessment allows us to know your water system inside out to determine the best outcome and solution for us to take. We will give you all the options and it’s for you to choose with one best suits your business.

Common Types Of Cold Water Storage Tanks

There are several types of water storage tanks available. Each has their advantages and disadvantages depending upon the system and circumstances:

GRP Cold Water Tanks

Glass Reinforced Plastic cold water tanks are in our opinion the best water storage tank available. GRP is a strong and durable material that won’t rust or corrode. Because of their sectional panels, these tanks can be built in any size or shape you require.

Steel Cold Water Tanks

Steel cold water tanks were the go-to option before GRP water tanks were available. Braithwaite Steel Tanks are particularly popular and usually feature press steel sectional panels.

Galvanised steel is also a popular option as the material will withstand rust and erosion for several years.

Concrete Cold Water Tanks

No surprise to any of us, concrete is a very durable and strong material. Therefore, many people and businesses like this option because of it. The biggest disadvantage to point out is its cost.

Our Water Hygiene Services

At Cold Water Storage, our other services include:

  • Cleaning and disinfection of cold water tanks, including everything from small domestic water tanks to large industrial water tanks.
  • Reline of water tanks including cooling towers, concrete tanks, steel tanks and GRP tanks of all shapes and sizes.
  • Modification of water tanks including improving and refurbishing projects such as installation of access manways, replacement of tank bars and changes to the water tank capacity.
  • Replacement of old water tanks and installation of new GRP tanks of all sizes.
  • Water treatment services, including Legionella prevention and management.

Staying On Top Of Water Hygiene With Cold Water Storage

Cold Water Storage has a collective of 30 years of experience in the water hygiene and legionella industry. This includes water tank repairs, replacements, installations and cleaning.

Our experience, expert knowledge of water systems and the products we use make us a leader in the industry.

Whilst we’re fulfilling your requirements, there won’t be a second that goes by without access to water. From start to finish we will provide minimal disruption while meeting requirements to compliance with ACOP L8 Legislation, WRAS and HSE regulations.

Get In Touch

Our collective experience and knowledge allow us to carefully assess your water tank and offer a bespoke solution for you or your company.

If you require a water tank repair or reline, or you think your water tank may need replacing, then get in touch with one of our team today. You can call us on 0113 229 5062 or email us at