Do you need to test the water on your property for Legionella? Understanding the steps can help you to prepare for the procedure. The YouTube video discusses what you can expect from a Legionella testing company and the right procedure to get your water tested.

Highlighting the Legionella Testing Company Procedure

The process starts with a trained technician who collects water samples from various points in your building, such as faucets, showers, or cooling towers. Then, the samples are carefully transported to the laboratory in sterile containers to prevent contamination.

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The samples are filtered to concentrate bacteria, making them easier to detect.

The next step at the lab is culturing. A portion of the sample is spread onto a special agar plate that provides nutrients for Legionella bacteria to grow. The agar plates are placed in an incubator set at the optimal temperature for Legionella growth, usually around 35-37°C (95-99°F).

After a few days, the Legionella testing company will examine the agar plates for the presence of Legionella colonies. These colonies appear as small, white, or gray dots. Any suspected Legionella colonies are further tested using biochemical and molecular techniques to confirm their identity. Finally, the test results are compiled into a detailed report, which is provided for the client along with recommendations for remediation if Legionella is detected.