Versatile Mechanical Services
Versatile Mechanical Services
Legionnaires Testing

We have partnered with New York State licensed professionals with training and experience performing inspections in accordance with current standard industry protocols in order to proactively address the new mandate for legionnaires testing in New York City. We offer a comprehensive program to not only be fully compliant with the mandate, but that accurately fit your cooling tower needs. This program includes, but is not limited to, sampling, testing and inspections.

Ok, your building has been tested and yes, you have trace-amounts of an air-borne disease.. Now what?

What systems are affected by this? Your cooling tower and all of the wet surfaces around it, the areas around the cooling tower that may have the mist from the evaporation process, including the immediate area around the tower. Balconies, patios, you name it - if it has the ability to be wetted by the "drift" of the tower, then you may need more than a simple test by a local testing firm.

The local testing firm will certainly tell you, and probably most accurately, what your conditions with the cooling tower are, but is that enough?

We understand that knowledge is key, see this information on ASHRAE Standard 188-2015.

What about the fresh, outside air you must induce into the building for human consumption? It mitigates the CO2 levels, however, are those surfaces contaminated by the air-borne disease as well? How do you know what you should do? Call in a professional and reputable, commmercially-based, licensed and insured HVAC expert. Versatile Mechanical Services' highly skilled technicians are knowledgeable about your buildings skeletal system, not just the Cooling Tower, but all parts of the water and air distribution systems that allow you to safely maintain the safety and welfare of your tenants and protect your valuable real estate investment.

Legionella pneumophila has been isolated and associated with outbreaks stemming from air-conditioning cooling towers, whirlpool spas and showers. Other water devices can include potable water systems, whirlpool baths, respiratory care equipment, humidifiers and faucets. As water from these sources is aerosolized, individuals inhale the Legionella-containing droplets and the organism is aspirated into the lungs. Smokers and individuals with weakened immune systems have a higher risk of developing Legionellosis (Legionnaires' disease or Pontiac fever).
- EMLab P&K