You may have heard of Legionella which is a type of bacterium that can form in stagnant water eg in tanks or pipes not in use. Where this forms it can be a health risk, as it can cause a pneumomonia type illness which can kill. However the number instances of this happening in domestic premises is very low.
You can reduce the risk of Legionella by folowing a few simple tips
- if you are not using your bath, basin or sink regularly ,run the taps once a week to flush the system
- clean your shower head on a regular baisis- around every 3 months and particularly if the shower head shows signs of clogging.
- if you are not using your shower every day, run water through it once a week to give it a flush.