We offer a comprehensive range of accredited and tailored microbiological and chemical laboratory services, with expert consultancy for many aspects of water.
Our focus is to deliver scientifically valid results, independently verified by The Health Protection Agency External Quality Scheme. All methods are continuously updated to comply with current UK and European legislation, guidance and recommendations.
We are committed to providing accurate, reliable and rapid services from our purpose built laboratories in London.
Some of our work concerns complaints about taste, discolouration or smell of drinking water. These problems generally stem from the deterioration of the internal plumbing system, due to poor maintenance or faulty design. Inadequate storage conditions, warming, stagnation and incorrect use of building materials which provide an ideal environment for microorganisms to breed, such as legionella and pseudomonas.
Waters from heating, cooling and other closed pipework systems are known to be a difficult matrix to analyse, especially due to the unique composition of individual systems and unknown interfering chemicals. We have many years’ experience analysing closed water systems and have developed specifically optimised methods to overcome these challenges. Our experienced team can also provide interpretive advice based on analytical results.
We offer a number of suites of tests that support the delivery of compliance to BSRIA guidelines.
Waters are sampled from a wide variety of sources, but any discharges must comply with discharge consent limits, set by the Environment Agency. We can provide a wide range of tests for routine monitoring, site characterisation, or contamination to water courses. Accreditation applies across a range of matrices including:
Commonly requested parameters include: