Most adults will suffer third-degree burns if exposed to 150 degree water for two seconds. Six-second exposure to 140 degree water or with a thirty second exposure to 130 degree water. Even if the water temperature is 120 degrees, you could receive third-degree burns in five minutes.
Under hot water you may experience pain, but some seniors may be unable to tell anyone or react properly to sudden scalding water.
Anti-Scalding Devices maintain safe water temperatures for everyone.
- The Temperature Activated Flow Reducer cuts the amount of hot water to about a quarter gallon per minute if the water temperature exceeds around 115 degrees. This gives the bather time to re-adjust the water flow without either getting burned or losing the hot water altogether.
- Faucet Temperature Activated Flow Reducer can be installed at the faucet spout.
- Whole House Anti-scald Thermostatic Mixing Valve – great for everyone including children at every faucet.
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