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Hot Water burns like Fire

Did you know? ....

At 60 o C a serious burn can happen in 1 sec

At 55 o C a serious burn would take 10 sec

At 50 o C a serious burn would happen after 5 min.

Everyday more than three children under 5 present to a Hospital Emergency Department in Queensland for the treatment of scalds, mainly from hot water taps in the family home. The risk of children and their families suffering traumatic scalds in the home can be reduced by installing hot water tempering devices.

(Source: Queensland Health and Department of Infrastructure and planning, 2008)

Most homes built prior to 1995 do not have a tempering device installed. Since 1995 Queensland legislation has changed where new homes are required to have a tempering device installed.

A cost effective solution is to have a tempering valve installed in your hot water system. These devices blend hot and cold water to reduce hot water temperature to 50 deg C delivered to either the whole home or to bathrooms only. Legislation states that only a licensed plumber can install a tempering valve. They need to be replaced every five years.

Call us now on 0488 50 20 80 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a free, no obligation inspection to determine if your hot water services at your property are safe.


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