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Water sampling services can help you to ensure that the water on your business premises is legally compliant and up to standard. Whether you need to sample water for drinking and use in commercial kitchens or get a full chemical analysis of a process water system, Robinsons Facilities Services can help.

Our team of trained and experienced professionals can provide water testing in line with stringent British Standards.

Why Water Sampling is Important

Taking regular samples and going through water sample testing can help you to stay safe and compliant with health and safety regulations.

Water sampling and testing can help you to:

  • Comply with the water supply regulations.
  • Meet water quality standards for drinking water and food preparation.
  • Maintain water safety in your workplace.
  • Track any changes within the makeup of your water and identify potential problems such as corrosion.
  • Protect your employees, customers and the public from waterborne risks.

It is not worth taking any risks when it comes to the quality of your water.

Lab tests can check for the presence of a number of diseases within the water, and to check the condition of drinking water.

Waterborne diseases can be serious, and even fatal. Our Legionella testing helps occupiers of commercial premises to stay legally compliant with water regulations and check for potentially deadly bacteria. Legionella testing is carried out in accordance with British Standard BS 7592.

This isn’t the only potential problem with water, though.

Potential dangerous substances that can be discovered through water testing and sampling include:

  • Coliforms
  • E.coli
  • Pseudomonas species
  • Enterococci
  • Staphylococcus aureus

What Water Testing Can Show?

Water testing can show a range of water-related risks and issues, which you may be able to act upon:

Testing can help you to discover if you have any of the following issues:

  • There are high levels of bacteria in the water.
  • The water contains harmful chemicals.
  • The water is not clean enough for drinking or food preparation.
  • The water has a pH level unsuitable for its application.

Many tests can also show the chemical makeup of the water including:

  • Corrosion
  • pH
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Alkalinity
  • Chlorine presence
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
  • Metals and heavy metals in the water

How Often Should I Test My Water?

This will depend on the water’s intended use. For example, water for drinking and food preparation should be sampled more regularly than water used for other purposes.

Your Legionella Risk Assessment will help you to determine how regularly you get your water tested for Legionella bacteria, but regularly testing the makeup of the water can also help you to stay compliant with health and safety regulations.

Robinsons Facilities Services can help you to develop a water testing schedule that meets your needs and ensure that your water is safe and compliant. Contact us today to find out more.

Can I Perform Water Testing Myself?

Some water testing companies will provide instructions on how to take the samples and allow you to send it to a lab.

We don’t recommend this in the majority of instances, as it is easy to get something wrong and take a sample that is not representative of your water supply. Our team is highly trained on taking samples which are then checked in a UKAS accredited laboratory.

How We Can Help

Robinsons Facilities Services can provide a comprehensive water sampling and testing service for your Yorkshire business.

We can provide water testing in line with British Standards. All of our water tests are carried out by UKAS accredited laboratories.

Working across all parts Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time and thorough water sampling and management, as well as plumbing services. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.

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