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I’m worried about legionellosis as the building reopens after the COVID shutdown

LAS VEGAS – Michael Hurtado has been flushing the toilet and experiencing a pandemic over the past year. Once a week. Hundreds of toilets. Thousands of times.

“Every week we inspect the entire property, flush all the toilets, use all the washbasins and turn on all the showers. You can start from the edge of the floor and turn it off when you come back.” He said.

Hurtado is the lead engineer at the Ahern Hotel, right next to the Las Vegas Strip. Officially closed during the pandemic, Hartado worked to keep the building system safe despite the absence of guests.

“My team takes 60 hours a week every week,” he says.

It is necessary to maintain water movement to protect closed buildings from pathogens that can accumulate in pipes that span miles.

Staying up late for safety professionals Legionella is the causative agent of 95% of legionellosis. At least 1,000 Americans die each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

I’m worried about legionellosis as the building reopens after the COVID shutdown

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