Thermostatic Mixing Valves
Hot water temperature control is a major safety issue in any home or workplace. If a child is exposed to water that is above
50 degrees celcius they can suffer third degree burns in as little as 1 second.
A thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) is a valve that blends hot water with cold water to ensure constant, safe shower and bath or basin outlet temperatures, preventing scalding.
It is a requirement of Australian Standards 3500.4 that TMV's be installed in facilities such as child care centres, medical centres, schools and facilities for the aged. Australian Standard 4032.3 stipulates that TMV's be serviced and tested annually.
In Queensland it is a legislated requirement that plumbers who service and maintain TMV's hold an endorsement.
If you think the water coming through your taps is too hot or too cold there could be a problem with your thermostatic mixing valve, so please give us a call so that we can fix the problem for you.