Find immediate help for Legionella in drinking water
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Certificates & Exams
Our legionella filters are tested for the retention of legionella and microorganisms and comply with the specifications. You will find the certificates linked to the respective products.
Important questions and answers in our blog
Legionella infestation raises a lot of questions for many people. We have detailed some of the most important issues in our Legionella Magazine.
To the Legionella Magazine
What are legionella?
Legionella in drinking water occurs as rod-shaped bacteria. Some of the Legionella types can cause serious diseases. Residents who have legionella bacteria detected in their drinking water are at risk of serious infection.
Legionella is everywhere there is water – in showerheads, water pipes, septic systems, hot tubs and other fixtures. They love stagnant water and water temperatures between 30 and 50 degrees Celsius. They then multiply exponentially and can enter the lungs via fine water droplets in the air (aerosols).
Daily showering, operation and cleaning of medical-technical equipment for respiratory/air humidification and inhalation are thus a source of infection for the life-threatening Legionella disease.
The shower head with legionella filter and our legionella filters for the faucet are the IMMEDIATE PROTECTION in case of positive legionella infestation. Easily installed, this medical grade product offers advanced membrane technology that safely retains Legionella bacteria and allows showering and water use even during a positive Legionella test.
How long do legionella filters last?
One of the most frequently asked questions from our customers is the service life of the legionella filters.
TIP: 3x higher capacity than our bestseller – the new legionella filter shower “LONGLIFE”.
The Silt Density Index (SDI), is a measure of the number of particles in the water. With an average alluvial density, the Legionella filter will manage 8 weeks to 6 months if the SDI value is 4.
Non-binding orientation values for the use of membranes are as follows:
SDI < 5 min-1: Pre-filtration is not necessary SDI = 5 min-1 – 10 min-1: Simple filtration (e.g. with sand) is recommended SDI >10 min-1: Multi-stage pre-cleaning is necessary.
The SDI value can only be determined directly at your site. After thermal disinfection, the SDI rises sharply. At the sink, let the warm water run for at least 5 minutes before using the Legionella filter shower head afterwards.
For hotels, daycare centers or other public facilities, our shower heads are especially suitable. The discreet chrome design allows the use after the successful sanitation measures even without legionella filter. In case of renewed legionella infestation, a replacement filter is simply reinserted. Especially for hotels, care facilities or other administrations, this leads to immense cost savings, as rooms do not have to be locked for a longer period of time.
Legionella shower head cleaning
Legionella shower head can be cleaned with vinegar & water like any shower head. You should perform this procedure when changing the filter if there is no legionella filter in the shower head. Thus, there is no risk that the legionella filter in the shower head can be damaged and you have full protection while showering.
Legionella filter for sink
Our Legionella filters for the sink are also made of terminal filters that comply with sterile filtration. To use it, you must purchase the complete package, which includes a safety adapter, when you first order it. When the filter is changed later, this ensures that no contaminated water (legionella in drinking water) can leak out.
Sterile water filter against legionella
The sterile water filters used retain 99.99999% of all legionella in the drinking water. The filter technology used is also used in wound showers to prevent contamination with bacteria.
Legionella filter with Europe-wide delivery
Whether legionella filter Munich, legionella shower heads for Berlin or Hamburg. With our Europe-wide warehouses, we can send the legionella filters to you within the shortest possible time – sometimes on the same day. Whether Stuttgart, Kiel, Cologne or Leipzig – our sophisticated logistics network provides legionella relief in an express service.
The CFU values in the test result as initial orientation
Certified samplers take water samples at defined points and send them to the laboratory. The evaluated bacterial density is expressed in CFU/100ml. Depending on the result, measures to protect health may be necessary immediately.
> 0 AND < 100
> 100 AND < 1,000
> 1000 AND < 10.000
DANGER FOR HEALTH
Reading example: The value 1,200 CFU/100ML requires immediate action and represents a health hazard.
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