Acid descaling of calorifiers and water heaters

Titan Mechanical Services is a leading service provider in the water treatment industry, offering a comprehensive range of remedial works services associated with the descaling of calorifiers and water heaters.

Maintaining good water hygiene standards

In the UK, if you are an employer or you control premises that contain water systems, you are responsible for managing and maintaining that water system, ensuring it complies to water safety standards as well as controlling levels of dangerous waterborne bacteria such as Legionella.

Old, poorly maintained and dirty water systems and tanks can lead to significant issues in water quality standards and can hugely impact the health and safety of employees, customers and members of the general public.

Water systems should be regularly tested in order to maintain the necessary hygiene standards. After a risk assessment of your water system has taken place, it's likely that some remedial actions may be necessary to bring your water systems up to compliance.

Cleaning and disinfecting new and existing water systems

At Titan Mechanical we have the capability to perform specialist cleaning, disinfecting and descaling of both new and existing water services installations in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 806-5:2012, BS 8558:2015 and BS PD 855468:2015.

When should a hot and cold-water system be cleaned?

Regular maintenance and risk assessments of any water system are required to ensure optimum conditions. However, new and existing water services installations should also be cleaned, disinfected and descaled when:

  • A new hot and cold-water services installation is finished or has been refurbished
  • New equipment is introduced into the hot and cold-water installation
  • The hot and cold-water system has not been used for some time
  • A risk assessment or water sampling has identified water tank contamination
  • It's suspected that there is an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease

How do I know if my water system needs descaling?

A system with significant scale build up will often suffer from reduced water flow and fluctuating water temperatures. In extreme cases, a large amount of scale can shut off your water flow completely. Your cylinder or water heater should be inspected at least once per annum to determine if a descale is required.

The process

An assessment will be carried out, allowing us to determine the level of problem before making any decisions. Where scale is found, this can be cleaned away through a combination of manual removal and acid strength treatments. Regular inspections should be conducted, however, to ensure that your water system continues to run safely and the control programme remains effective.

Why descale a water system

In addition to protecting your water tank from dangerous bacteria, it's also important to protect any systems from the formation of scale, which can have a huge impact on the hygienic condition of the system, it's lifespan and efficiency. Increased scale can cause a significant increase in the energy input to the boiler, which in turn, can cause fluctuating temperatures and the growth of dangerous bacteria.

At Titan Mechanical, we have years of experience in dealing with a wide variety of calorifiers and direct water heaters where scale build up has got out of control. Hot water systems can often become neglected as a result of being harder to access and clean, compared to cold water systems. However, calorifiers pose a higher risk of Legionella growth, due to the high levels of scale in a part of the system where water is at a temperature that favours the growth of bacteria.

Why choose Titan Mechanical for your remedial works?

Strictly compliant - Titan Mechanical ensure that all Legionella remedial works are based on the requirements of BS 8558:2015 & BS EN 806 parts 1-5 and comply with The Water Supply Regulations 1999 to ensure your water system adheres to all health and safety guidance and best practice.

Experience - Our team of experts have over 50 years of combined experience, bringing a thorough knowledge of the industry and unrivalled expertise in dealing with a variety of water systems.

Additional services - In addition to the planned remedial work and water system maintenance, we also carry out tank refurbishment and tank reline services that are cost effective and completed to a very high standard.

Accredited - We are proud to have been accredited by CHAS and to be members of the Legionella Control Association(LCA).

Nationwide coverage - With a Head Office based near Liverpool, we have teams working up and down the country and have the capacity to carry out Legionella remedial works in the South and South East England, North West, Midlands, South East England, and Wales, North, North East, and Scotland.

Titan Mechanical specialises in the removal of scale with the use of mild acids and mechanical cleaning. Descaling your water installation not only reduces the risk of harmful bacteria, but it also improves energy transfer, therefore increasing efficiency and reducing building costs. Get in touch today to see how we can help.

50 years experience

Our team of experts have over 50 years of combined experience, bringing a thorough knowledge of the industry and unrivalled expertise in dealing with a variety of water systems.

Accredited in everything

We are proud to have been accredited to the highest standard for all our services. Please [visit our homepage - link] to see a full list of accreditations.

Full suite of services

In addition to the planned remedial work and water system maintenance, we also carry out [tank refurbishment and tank reline (please link to tank reline page on all pages] services that are cost effective and completed to a very high standard.

Nationwide coverage

With a Head Office based near Liverpool, we have teams working up and down the country and have the capacity to carry out Legionella remedial works in the South and South East England, North West, Midlands, South East England, and Wales, North, North East, and Scotland.

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