Every year, thousands of people suffer serious thermal shock or scalding injuries in their bathtubs, sinks and showers. Additional untold numbers become ill due to water-borne bacteria, such as Legionella disease.
Often, injuries in the shower are caused by slips and falls in reaction to a sudden increase or decrease in water temperature. Ideally, if the supply of cold or hot water is lost, the water flow should be shut down immediately. Termination of flow would eliminate the instinctive but dangerous reaction to move quickly away from a too hot or too cold water stream.
It is a requirement and extremely important to ensure Thermostatic Mixing Valves are installed where necessary and serviced and commissioned annually by an accredited plumber. Call J&T Dale Plumbing today 1300 846 264.