Legionella Testing In Antigo

Test For Legionella in Antigo, WI

Meet CMS + ASHRAE Requirements For Reducing The Risk Of Legionella Growth

As healthcare organizations start implementing their CMS-required water management plans in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 188, U.S. Water, LLC is proud to serve as your state-certified water testing lab for your routine monitoring of Legionella.

Located in Central Wisconsin, our team is committed to simplifying the process for you thanks to our Legiolert® Test — which is easy, fast, and accurate.

If you’re looking to request pricing of schedule Legionella testing for your facility in Antigo, please see below:

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Want To Learn More About Legionella? Read below:

What is Legionella?

Legionnaires’ disease was discovered in 1976, when a deadly outbreak struck attendants of an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. It is a severe, and at times lethal, form of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria.

How is it contracted?

The disease can be contracted by breathing in small droplets of water in the air that contain the Legionella pneumophila bacterium.

Where can it be found?

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Legionella bacteria can be found naturally in freshwater environments but can become a public health hazard when it grows inside the water systems of man-made buildings. They can be found in:

  • Cooling towers in air conditioning systems
  • Hot tubs & whirlpools not drained between uses
  • Shower heads, sink faucets, and stagnant plumbing
  • Water systems in hotels, hospitals and nursing homes
  • Ice Machines
  • CPAP machines
  • Grocery store mist machines
  • Decorative fountains

Is it common?

The number of Legionella cases has been on the rise since 2000. In 2016, they were around 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in the United States.

What are the symptoms?

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Some of the most prevalent symptoms of the disease include coughing, muscle aches, fever, shortness of breath and headaches.

How dangerous is it?

Legionnaires’ disease is very serious. It can be treated with antibiotics at a hospital — however, around 1 out of every 10 people who contract the disease will die from it.

Who is most at risk?

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Adults over the age of 50, former and current smokers, and people with weakened immune systems are especially at risk when exposed to Legionella.

What’s being done about it?

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a requirement for all healthcare organizations to start water management plans that reduce the risk of Legionnella growth inside their buildings. Part of these plans include routine testing of their water systems by a state-certified testing laboratory.

How is it tested?

U.S. Water, LLC utilizes the Legiolert® Test for Legionella testing. This method offers unrivaled ease, speed, and accuracy. It is:

  • Easy due to a reduced sample preparation when compared to traditional cultural methods and a distinct brown color that indicates positive results.
  • Fast thanks to a streamlined workflow with less than 2 minutes of hands-on time. We provide confirmed results within 7 days, so that facilities can act quickly.
  • Accurate because it specifically detects the Legionella pneumophila bacterium, which is the primary cause of Legionnaires’ disease. The process eliminates any subjective interpretation that may come from traditional culture methods.

What Can You Do?

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If you manage a healthcare facility and are looking to start Legionella testing in Antigo, U.S. Water, LLC has you covered! Click below to request pricing or schedule a test. You can also call us at (800) 932-2216 to speak directly with our team.

**All factual information regarding Legionella found on this page is brought to you by the CDC and Legionella.org.

Water Treatment in Antigo, WI

We also offer well and septic inspections, home inspections, water testing, and well pump services.

All of us here at U.S. Water take pride in providing water treatment services & systems to Antigo and much of Wisconsin. Our dedicated team works hard to offer a number of important services to our customer – from well and septic inspections to water testing.

Please see below for the main services we provide to Antigo, WI.

Water Treatment Products

We provide products like water softeners, water filters & filtration systems, water testing kits, water softener salt, & bottle-less water coolers. Along with our products, we provide top-notch water treatment services for those products.

Water Treatment Services And Inspections

We offer pre-scheduled water softener salt delivery so you’ll never have to deal with hard water again.

We also host the area’s only State-certified water testing lab, provide comprehensive home inspections and well and septic inspections, and are pleased to now offer well pump services!

Additionally, we provide our services the surrounding areas of Bryant, Deerbrook and Elton.

How Can We Help You?

Water Softeners & Salt

Water Softeners in Antigo, WI | U.S. Water, LLC

Clean, Fresh Water On-Demand

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Well and Septic Inspections

Well and Septic Inspections in Antigo, WI | U.S. Water, LLC

Our professional well and septic inspections are a realtor’s dream come true.

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One Free Water Test

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State-Certified Testing Lab

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Reverse Osmosis Water System

Reverse Osmosis Water Systems in Antigo, WI | U.S. Water, LLC

Fresh Water In A Simple Twist!

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Well Pump Services

Well Pump Services in Antigo

Need a water well pump replaced or installed? Look no further!

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