Forum Title: Legionnaires prevents in vacation home.....
Hi, I am doing a design for a large residential vacation home for a client. This home will only be used for certain times of the year. How can I prevent legionnaires from growing in the pipe system when the home is unoccupied for periods of time when temperatures are in the optimum range for legionnaires to growth. Thank you, Rob
Category: Plumber Post By: FRANK YOUNG (Highland, CA), 12/21/2016

yes, when you winterise a home, you blow the lines out empty water heater open all valves using compressed air, blow all lines out anti freeze the ptraps blow out sprinkler system turn off gas, turn off breakers I had clients in Telleuride who were only there for a month out of the year. they would fax me a grocery list, I would stock the home, turn on water, start the heater. turn key for them, when they left. i would winterize the home remove any perishables. have a cleaning co, clean the place, nice little job. very easy, very lucrative

- MELINDA HOLT (Garden Grove, CA), 09/06/2017

Thank you Frodo, what about the stagnant water that would be in the piping system when not in use? Does this need to be purged out? Appreciate it!!

- FREDERICK LYNCH (Calumet City, IL), 09/09/2017

i would suggest keeping the residence winterised when not in use. legionnaires only grows in stagnant water, I would suggest to add a cup of antifreeze to all ptraps to keep them from drying out and freezing. make sure you have no any standing water in, whirlpools,hot tubs,washing machines and dishwashers no standing water, no legionnaires if you do have standing water, add a cap full of bleach inspect ac equipment drain pans and drains for proper drain pitch

- WALTER HILL (Arlington Heights, IL), 10/06/2017

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