It is very important that once you re-open, your water systems are not put back straight to normal use, but flushed and monitored beforehand. We cannot stress this enough. If you are planning on re-opening your premises on 17 May,  here are some useful tips to help you plan ahead and protect the quality of your water.

We have all the experience and expertise you’ll need to carry out the tasks described above, so you can concentrate on opening your business. If you need help, simply contact us using the details at the bottom of this page.

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Run all taps individually, until the water is cold and looks clear, starting with the closest to where the water enters the building and work towards the furthest away.


Stored Water

Where water is stored, cisterns should be completely emptied and re-filled with fresh water from the incoming supply.



Flushing, cleaning and disinfection should be considered for tanks, showers, calorifiers and complex pipework particularly in larger buildings and should be done in line with BS8858. Flush all of your toilets several times before they are used.




Putting Strain On Ageing Pipework

Turning your water systems back on too quickly could cause pressure spikes which could put strain on an ageing infrastructure causing bursts and leaks. It can also push sediment through pipes into valves, filters and machinery, causing damage. We recommend you gradually turn on your water systems and allow them to get back to full pressure slowly.



Be extra careful when turning on taps, showers and any other sources of water which have been
left unused. These will contain stagnant water that may contain legionella and other bacteria which
can cause respiratory diseases and even death in the vulnerable.

We offer a range of flushing, testing and monitoring services through our PURE services.