Emergency Plumber Responds to Hospital Water Contamination Fears

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The specialists behind Emergency Plumber have shared their thoughts on the news that bacteria infected water was found on the wards of a Cumbrian hospital.

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Contaminated water in hospitals can be particularly dangerous, due to fast spreading

It has been reported in News and Star that tests carried out on wards at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle revealed there to be pseudomonas aeruginosa present in wards including in the intensive care and special care baby units. The opportunist pathogens are known to cause infection in people with weakened immune systems. It also frequently occurs in the last 2 metres of water piping from a tap or water outlet. The tests are believed to have been carried out by an external contractor.

Contaminated water in hospitals can be particularly dangerous, due to fast spreading, caused by contact with surgical sites, medical instruments being rinsed in contaminated water and a variety of other causes. It can also be a threat to other large buildings such as office blocks and airports.

Handling a wide range of water and plumbing issues and emergencies, the team at Emergency Plumber have a keen interest in all news and updates within the industry. Renowned for their London emergency plumbers, a representative from the agency has shared their thoughts on the news.

“The large and more complex water systems that hospitals tend to have leaves them more vulnerable to the risk of contaminated water. Those concerned over the risk of their home or business should take action straight away by calling a fully trained and reliable team of plumbers.”

Emergency plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim is to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton, Manchester and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.

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