Water Sampling and Analysis
SMS Environmental offers a comprehensive range of microbiological and chemical testing services for micro-organisms such as Legionella, E. coli, TVC, Coliforms, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Endotoxins and other analytical results such as full satisfactory drinking water suites.
Providing a comprehensive range of Microbiological and Chemical testing for systems such as:
- Domestic drinking water
- Swimming Pools
- Heating systems
- Cooling towers
- Private water supplies
Testing for micro-organisms such as:
- Legionella pneumophila
- Total Coliforms
- Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
The Correct Procedures for Taking Samples
At SMS Environmental we make every effort to ensure all samples taken are by suitably trained disciplined personnel, taking the appropriate precautions with regards to personal hygiene and safety. In order to ensure all our samples are collected and transported using the highest standards we stick to a strict protocol set out in our own method statements and in line with British Standards and UKAS 107025 requirements.
Sterile sample bottles are used and care is taken to avoid accidental contamination of the sample during collection and subsequent handling.
Accuracy of Analysis
When you require analysis you may often assume that one provider is much the same as another yet even equivalent UKAS laboratories demonstrate the difficultly of analysing living organisms such as Legionella where detection rates can be significantly lower than you might expect.
For this reason, we insist that our partnering laboratories subscribe to the voluntary auditing scheme by Public Health England. We are provided with copies of these audit reports as part of our ‘checks and balances’ and our chosen laboratory regularly demonstrate during these audits the highest accuracy of detection when compared to similar laboratory providers. Satisfying our customers that the analysis they are provided with is as accurate as anything they’ll find throughout the industry.
Understanding your sample results
Laboratory testing services often present clients with results of samples without the benefit of interpretation.
Whilst we provide original results for your records we can also explain in simple terms what the results of individual tests mean and a suitable course of action if they are not within the bounds of suitably safe standards.