Water Management In Hotels
Water plays a critical role in daily operations – from hotels and resorts to office buildings and event centers.
Harmful waterborne bacteria are naturally occurring in many plumbing systems. Certain waterborne bacteria, such as Legionella, go unaddressed by municipal treatment systems. These bacteria can not only cause damage to your environment, but also put your guests at risk for life-threatening illnesses such as Legionnaires’ disease, leaving your property liable.
By establishing a detailed commercial water management program that focuses on water testing and analysis, water treatment systems, and emergency planning, LiquiTech can help commercial properties maximize operating effectiveness and improve guest satisfaction, while providing a safe, clean environment.
According to the CDC, 1 in 3 recreational waterborne disease outbreaks occur at hotels.
Some of the most common sites for risk include shower heads, faucets, ice machines, hot tubs or saunas, decorative fountains, and drinking fountains.
According to the CDC, over 748,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis occur annually in the United States, mostly in recreational pools and hot tub fixtures.
9 out of 10
According to the CDC, 9 out of 10 Legionnaires’ outbreaks are caused by problems preventable with more effective water management.
Infants and the elderly are among those highest at risk of acquiring waterborne illnesses at hotels.
Lawsuit payouts from waterborne illness in hospitality have ranged from $250,000 to $193 Million with major damage to an organization’s reputation and brand.
“Liquitech has been an excellent partner and we look forward to a continued relationship as we expand and take on more properties in the future.
As a small, family run hotel, we give much consideration before investing in infrastructure upgrades. We decided to invest in copper silver ionization after evaluating other systems and came to the conclusion that it was the best way to ensure guest safety.”
Protect your guests and tenants, ensure the highest quality of stay, and reduce expenses by implementing a proactive commercial water treatment strategy for combating Legionella and other waterborne bacteria in your water system while mitigating risk and protecting your brand.
Copper Silver Ionization is the only method to satisfy US EPA requirements for the eradication of Legionella in drinking water. Implementing this green, sustainable system will allow your facility to:
Improve guest experience due to the elimination of chemical smells, burning of eyes or irritating skin
Improve employee safety by eliminating the need for chemical handling
Eliminate the risk of corrosion in your plumbing system
Improve your brand image and guest experience, setting your facility apart from competitors
Extend the lifespan of in-house laundry equipment
Make hot tubs and saunas safer for guests to use
Common Risk Factors for Hotels
Hotels in particular need to implement commercial water treatment systems in their facilities. These properties often experience a confluence of risk factors that can add up to trouble, including:
- Warm weather: Many resort properties and hotels are built to take advantage of warmer climates. Although this makes them ideal vacation spots, it also makes them more likely to breed dangerous pathogens. Bacteria such as Legionella can thrive in warm areas.
- Infrequent water usage: If a room remains vacant for an extended period of time, it means water that might be sitting inside pipes becomes stagnant. This creates an ideal environment for the growth of all kinds of unwanted intruders.
- Older infrastructure: The older a building’s pipes are, the more susceptible they may be to an outbreak of pathogens. This is because the plumbing at many historic properties was not designed with the benefit of modern principles. Dead legs and unnecessarily complicated pipework create a breeding ground for bacteria, making it vital to have hotel water treatment solutions in place.
- Creation of aerosols: Any equipment that releases water vapor into the air is a potential vector for infection. In a hotel, these include ice machines, drinking fountains, hot tubs, showers and saunas. Because these are so common in the hospitality industry, it is necessary to have commercial water treatment systems in place.
No matter what type of property you have, there is a good chance that it may be affected by one or more of these risk factors. That’s why it makes sense to contact LiquiTech. Our comprehensive business water solutions can ensure that your guests and employees remain safe from dangerous bacteria. Fill out the form below to get in touch with us and learn more about everything we can do.
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