Bringing Our Brand of Service to Virginia
NuChem has been providing service to our customers in the state of Virginia since the early 2000’s. With all the years we have spent servicing locations in this state, NuChem has become very familiar with the challenges posed in treating your heating and cooling systems as it relates to the water chemistry.
When your water tends to the harder side, as it does in many parts of this state, scaling can quickly and easily build up inside of boilers causing these systems to run less efficiently. Harder water can also lead to an increased risk of corrosion inside of your boiler. Our goal is to treat and protect your capital investment to get the most use out of your equipment.
As of the start of 2018, no new regulations have been put into place regarding the treatment of cooling towers in Virginia to help in the prevention of legionella and the spread of Legionnaire’s Disease. Legislation has already been put into place in New York State and the New York City area and introduced again into the New Jersey State Senate on January 25, 2018. We anticipate that within the next few years Virginia and possibly the larger metropolitan areas will move forward on passing more stringent laws regarding the treatment of all cooling towers. The Virginia Department of Health has created a blog of helpful information on their website as to what legionella is and steps that can be taken to reduce the risk.
NuChem strongly recommends that if you own a building with a cooling tower you begin to put into place now a plan regarding its treatment and the prevention of legionella growth. We recommend that your tower be cleaned and sanitized a minimum of once yearly while in operation and legionella testing be performed every 90 days. Taking these steps now will help you along the path to compliance when these regulations become law. Contact us today to set up a free quote and site inspection of your cooling tower.