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Real Estate Environmental Health Profile Certification

Enhanced Water Quality and Infection Monitoring Services for Property Sales and Leasing

As realtors, property owners, and builders you will want to ensure that your potential owners or renters are moving into a safe and healthy home or office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently released guidelines regarding COVID-19 and other infectious diseases to help keep public spaces, like, homes and offices safe. Keeping surfaces and public spaces clean is a good place to start but there is more that can be done.

Lately, we’ve all been more concerned with ridding surfaces of harmful bacteria. Did you know bacteria can grow in your business (or home) plumbing, fixtures, and appliances? Not only can it cause health problems, but plumbing failures as well. Bacterial corrosion in pipes causes leaching of metals into drinking water; creating health risks and property damage.

RETEGO LABS has consolidated profiling and testing into a comprehensive service for the real estate community affected by these new regulations. The standard service will consist of conducting an onsite screening Environmental Health Profile of the property and certifying that it has been properly cleaned before the final closing or leasing contracts are completed. Properties can be Sealed Certified upon the immediate closing or signing of the lease and unsealed by the new owner/renter. Services can also be utilized on a regular basis to confirm CDC cleaning procedures are being adhered to for the prevention of infection spreads and to safeguard water quality.

Contact us for additional information at 801-209-5460

RETEGO Labs is continuously monitoring news, scientific / medical journals and regulatory agencies to keep you informed and updated on the latest regulations regarding COVID/SARS, Legionella and drinking water as they relate to Real Estate markets.

Checkback occasionally for updates.

Recent Reports from the Flyer:

Legionnaires’ outbreak at Oregon apartment complex leaves 1 dead | Fox News

Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns - The New York Times

Lead found in drinking water can leave property owners and tenants at risk (Partner ESI)

EPA Report: Maintaining or restoring water quality in buildings

 

CDC Guidance:

Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation | CDC

Developing a Water Management Program | Legionella | CDC

Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes | CDC

COVID-19 Critical Infrastructure Sector Response Planning | CDC

 

Information on Legionella:

Legionnaires Disease and Pontiac Fever | Legionella | CDC

 

Lead and Copper Reference:

Final Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule | Ground Water and Drinking Water | US EPA

 

Texas Guidance:

COVID-19 Legal Resources – Texas REALTORS®

 

Utah Guidance:

Legionellosis UDOH-EPI

 

IN THE NEWS:

U.S. insurers eye Legionnaires' disease safeguards as buildings re-open from pandemic shutdowns | Reuters

Pa. State Senator Working On Legislation To Make It A Requirement To Test For Legionella In Buildings – CBS Pittsburgh (cbslocal.com)

This man spent last year flushing hundreds of toilets. The new fear as the pandemic wanes: Legionnaires' disease (msn.com)

Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns - The New York Times

‘It’s a silent killer’: fears of legionella grow amid pandemic | Water | The Guardian

Buildings Closed by Coronavirus Face Another Risk: Legionnaires’ Disease | U.S. News® | US News

The Most Recent Legionnaires' Disease Outbreaks | HC Info

Beyond COVID-19: Waste testing a vast public health frontier

VIDEO: The impact of COVID-19 on real estate operations and building cleaning - REMI Network

Buildings closed by coronavirus face another risk - Legionnaires Disease (Reuters.com)

As lockdowns lift, new hazards lurk in the water (Nature.com)

Just the Facts: Legionella and Water Supply Systems