Peak demand for hot water in the early morning and early evening can provide a stern test for any hotel hot water supply.
Older or inefficient systems may only provide lukewarm water at certain times of the day, this may be particularly apparent at the furthest outlets where water temperatures may never attain a high enough temperature to kill any legionella bacteria.
If there is low occupancy rates or rooms out of service awaiting refurbishment, then legionella bacteria can proliferate in these conditions.
- If the cold water storage tanks feed the client rooms, check that the water at the taps meets drinking water standards.
- Ice machines can quickly become contaminated when staff or residents touch the ice with dirty hands, they are also prone to a slime build-up. check your cleaning regime by testing the ice for a Drinking Water test and for Pseudomonas aeruginosa