Wyatts Plumbing Services provide installation, repairs and maintenance of hot water temperature control valves to customers throughout the northern Gold Coast.
For all new homes or renovations it is compulsory to install tempering valves. When replacing a hot water unit you need to fit one. Tempering valve works by mixing hot and cold water together to supply tempered hot water no higher than 50 degrees. This helps keep both children and adults safe from being burnt or scalded by hot water.
The water temperature stored in your hot water unit has to be above 600C to prevent a breeding ground for Legionella.
Scalds from hot water
It only takes a couple of seconds for a child to receive third degree burns from high temperature hot water.
70 degrees celsius
1 second for an adult
0.5 seconds for a child
60 degrees celsius
5 seconds for an adult
1 second for a child
50 degrees celsius
5 minutes for an adult
5 minutes for a child
Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV’s)
Thermostatic Mixing Valves are commonly found in commercial properties such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, hotels, child care centres.
The TMV’s require commissioning, maintenance and servicing as per AS 4032.3 and the manufacturers specification every 12 months by a qualified person.
Wyatts Plumbing Services are fully qualified in all aspects of installing and maintaining Thermostatic Mixing Valves.