Commonly, scalds occur when children fall or climb unsupervised into bath water which is far too hot, or when they turn on the hot tap or when a parent puts a child into water that is too hot.
Bath water is the most common cause of severe scalds.
Babies are 10 times more likely to be scalded or burned than older children. But it need not be so since modern thermostatic devices can be set to deliver water at a safe temperature which prevents scalding.
TMV - Thermostatic Mixing Valve
Scalding is deadly serious. The very young and the very old, with thinner skin, are the most vulnerable. A simple and inexpensive device called a Thermostatic Mixing Valve, a TMV, can prevent devastating accidents.
The TMV can either be separate and hidden from your taps or it can be built into the tap itself. They are factory set to control the temperature of hot water leaving the tap to a safe maximum of usually 43°C.
They are also available for showers. Once installed, you wouldn’t know that it was there working away silently and constantly in the background controlling the temperature of the water and totally protecting your family.
All new homes built in the UK since April 2010 are required, by law, to have a TMV fitted to the bath taps. Now’s the time to ask your plumber about fitting one in your bathroom. They are worth every penny.
They save lives.
A TMV limits hot water temperature
in your bathroom so there is
no need to worry
You don’t have to buy a new set of taps.
A small TMV can be fitted to your exiting bathroom and hidden from view
Good quality thermostatic showers come with the TMV built-in for the safety of
your whole family
Cool Touch Thermostatic Taps
Cool body taps and showers improve safety since the design makes sure hot water is kept away from the metal of the taps, giving them a cool surface.
The thermostatic hot water limit stop allows users to control temperature and avoid getting burned.
Thermostatic Digital Showers
A digital shower is controlled remotely and by a small processor box.
This has many advantages, not least easy installation.
A digital shower is a great option for replacing a shower. A simple, slim data cable connects the digital shower’s control to its processor box, which thermostatically blends hot and cold flows of water.
There is a wide range of designs to choose from and digital is ideal for everyone makeing showering accessible and safe.
Digital shower controls can be situated virtually anywhere to suit you.