Shower cleaning system ‘kills 99% of bacteria’
Nationwide Legionella compliance company, W.E.T (Water Environmental Treatment), has developed and launched what is describes as ‘an innovative shower cleaning system’ which it says ‘is scientifically proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria’, following investment at its Midlands production facility.
Its Hygiene 20 Shower Management system provides clients with a professional and efficient ‘collect, clean and return’ service, which W.E.T claims ‘is helping achieve compliance in a more effective way than any known process available today’.
The system has been launched following the successful completion of R&D trials with Professor Anthony Hilton, a leading microbiologist and Deputy Executive Dean of the Life & Health Sciences School at Aston University. The company explained: “Working with Professor Hilton, we have developed a highly effective six-stage cleaning process to achieve a 99.9% kill rate of bacteria, which includes chemical disinfection, mechanical removal of organic matter, and pasteurisation of surfaces. Investment in an efficient production facility, and the development of a flexible service, have enabled us to offer a highly competitive solution to achieving compliance.”
MD, Gary Parkinson, added: “Our research over the past two years has investigated biofilm growth in water systems, and the proliferation of bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila. Specifically, shower hoses captured our attention, and the results of tests suggested traditional cleaning processes by ‘handand-bucket’ were inadequate at controlling risks.”
The new system is compliant with HTM 04-01 and ACoP L8. W.E.T describes itself as ‘an experienced and professional company, registered by the LCA, and quality approved to ISO 9001’. The service features bar coding, audit databases, accurate record keeping, certification, and automatic reminders to ensure compliance.
The six stages are:
1 Decontamination, targeting and breaking down thick biofilms.
2 Descaling – Removing scale to expose all surface areas.
3 Disinfection – Specialist treatment to penetrate biofilms and target harmful pathogens.
4Shearing – Mechanical removal of microbiological fouling and other deposits.
5 Drying – Pasteurisation of all surfaces, including hose internals.
6 Bagging – Airtight sealed packaging to avoid environmental contamination.
W.E.T offers services ranging from shower management and Legionella risk assessments to microbiological sampling, water storage tank cleaning and disinfection, and tank refurbishment.