Legionella Control for Showers

Shower Legionella Control

At Lubron, we provide our clients with legionella control services to help mitigate the risk of Legionella contamination in showers. Legionella control is vital in these environments since showers create an optimal breeding ground for Legionella bacteria. Airborne water droplets generated during shower use can potentially carry Legionella, posing serious health risks when they’re inhaled. Showerheads and the various other components of the system create an ideal environment for Legionella bacteria to thrive due to their design and high level of moisture.

Managing the risk of Legionella contamination in shower systems

Legionella control in shower systems is crucial for ensuring a safe and hygienic environment for occupants. At Lubron, we provide a range of services for both residential and commercial customers, tailoring them to manage the risk of Legionella contamination in shower systems effectively. Our comprehensive approach involves assessing shower components thoroughly, including shower heads, pipes, and temperature controls, and identifying the areas that are most at risk of Legionella growth.

Our engineers can carry out regular cleaning, disinfection, and temperature monitoring to help prevent the growth and spread of Legionella bacteria. By using cutting-edge techniques and following stringent guidelines, we can ensure that your shower system is clean, safe and free from the risk of Legionella contamination.

Legionella shower head disinfection

Legionella bacteria often grow in shower heads due to the presence of warm, stagnant water and biofilm that can collect inside them. Sediment, sludge, scale and other material within the system, including biofilm provide the perfect environment for the bacteria to thrive. When the shower is used, the water droplets containing the bacteria can be released into the air, posing health risks if they’re inhaled. This makes Legionella shower head disinfection essential in both domestic and commercial settings. At Lubron, we can carry out a detailed inspection of your shower system, evaluating components such as the shower head and pipes.

Our highly experienced team are fully trained to remove, dismantle, clean and disinfect showerheads, helping to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria. We have worked with all designs of showerheads, providing a tailored service to ensure exceptional results. At Lubron, we can provide a routine service package that meets your needs, ensuring consistent Legionella control and hygiene maintenance for your shower system. Ideally, shower heads should be cleaned every three months.

Contact us

To hire us to carry out Legionella shower head cleaning and disinfection, please get in touch. Phone us on 01206 866444 to discuss your requirements or email us at sales@lubron.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. Act now to prevent the spread of harmful Legionella bacteria in your shower area.


How often should showerheads be cleaned?

Showerheads and hoses should be cleaned every 3 months (quarterly)

Why do I need to clean showerheads every quarter?

The presence of sediment, sludge, scale and other material within the system, together with biofilms, are also thought to play an important role in harbouring and providing favourable conditions in which the Legionella bacteria may grow.

What technologies are available with showerhead maintenance?

The traditional method is to manually clean and disinfect the showerhead every three months and record all works in the water hygiene logbook. This task can be carried out by a Lubron engineer alternatively after training can be carried out by site staff. There are also technology available to help the task;
Colour coded replaceable heads – especially helpfully when dealing with important sites with many heads such as healthcare environments
Legionella filter heads – these heads filter out any harmful bacteria allowing the shower to continue to be used. These filters need to be replaced every 1 to 3 months
Self flushing head – these temperature activated heads flush the shower before operating lowering the stagnant water risk

What should I do if my shower is not used?

Showers create an aerosol which increases the Legionella risk therefore at least weekly usage is required. If the shower is used infrequently at least weekly flushing is required, your risk assessment will also detail flushing frequency