stagnant water lines

I have read that if water stayed stagnant in a supply line it will generate some sort of bacteria that could cause Legionnaires disease.

I am looking at a property that is a foreclosure that has been abandoned for several years. Part of the time electric was also shut off. I can see the toilets and tub drain traps are evaporated dry…faucets may not have been turned on or toilets not been flushed for months, years, no idea.

Is there a way to safely “flush” these supply lines to get rid of whatever bacteria may be building up in these pipes and valves?


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