What is Biofilm?
Biofilm is a collection of different types of bacteria, fungi, and protists in a colony enveloped in secreted slime that allows them to adhere to moist surfaces ideal for growth. Biofilm is one of the most common techniques for growth and protection for these microorganisms, and is not only a nuisance, but a potential hazard.
Why Testing Matters
Testing for biofilm in pipes and other water sources is one of the most important safety strategies that property owners can use. By performing regular evaluations, biofilm colonies can be eradicated before they have an opportunity to turn into an outbreak of disease and infection.
As a leading provider of innovative technologies and services that secure water systems, our team has the expertise and experience needed to address bacterial biofilm. Our solutions utilize a multi-barrier approach that includes point-of-entry filtration, ultraviolet disinfection, copper silver ionization and point-of-use filters.
How Does Biofilm Affect WATERBORNE PATHOGENS
Bacteria in biofilm can be up to a thousand times more resistant to typical disinfectants and antibiotics than the same microorganisms grown in suspension.
Even if all free-floating bacteria are eliminated at a given time, biofilms allow for quick growth and recontamination of a surface or area if the associated biofilm is not treated.
Biofilm acts as an ideal breeding ground for rapid amplification of bacteria and dangerous pathogens by providing ideal environments and nutrient deposits.
DO YOU KNOW THE FACTS?
It's unsightly, it smells bad, it's unpleasant to touch, and it's a threat to your plumbing.
Biofilm is the potential cause of:
- Rapid Amplification
- Bacterial Resistance
- Rapid Recolonization