Everyone looks forward to taking a shower in the morning. It’s an experience that awakens your senses and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Some take a shower in the evenings as well, as it’s a place where you let all your worries melt away after a hard days work. Or are you among those who greet their shower as, “Good morning danger! You are just too hot to handle.”
The American Burn Association, an organization that does everything it can to prevent shower scalding, estimates that about 5,000 children get burned from water in showers and baths annually in the US. In Britain, every day a small child is hospitalised after being scalded in the bath. Uma Pillai (name changed), from Bengaluru, had been holidaying at a hotel in Edinburgh, UK when she was severely scalded by the shower. The 59-year-old later died in hospital having suffered multiple organ failure. In homes with children and the elderly, safety is paramount.
If you have a conventional shower in your bathroom chances are, you generally stand outside the shower and keep checking with your hand, till the temperature of the water is set right to avoid scalding. You also avoid stepping in when the water is freezing cold during winter, resulting in a lot of wastage in water.
In conventional showers, there are risks of sudden temperature fluctuations. With just a flush of the toilet that spa-like paradise can quickly turn into an arctic tundra experience. There are many instances when someone accidentally turns on the hot water knob of the shower that leads to scalding. While these incidents are dangerous, actually scalding, tripping, slipping, can all happen when you’re caught off-guard when the water temperature spikes. And yet very few know of a simple anti-scalding device that can stop it from happening – a thermostatic valve.
Keep Your Skin Safe with a Thermostatic Shower Mixer:
The ideal shower is one that comes equipped with an anti-scalding valve, such as the thermostatic shower. They ensure that you get a safe, uniform and comfortable showering experience, both in low and high water pressure. You get a constant temperature of 38-degree centigrade. It ensures the water temperature remains constant for the duration of your shower even if there is a sudden drop in pressure. They work on low water pressure and come with a child lock that prevents children from increasing temperature even by mistake. Children and the elderly at home can benefit a lot from having the max temperature set in showers so as to avoid any accidents.
Thermostats Are Safe, Convenient and Economical:
Purchasing a bath shower with a thermostatic valve is a safe, convenient and economical way to improve your showering experience.
Safety – A shower that is equipped with a thermostatic valve to control temperature means that there is no risk of scalding from a sudden increase in temperature and no surprising shocks should the temperature plummet. If the water temperature goes above or lower than your desired pre-selected water temperature, then the water flow will automatically shut off.
Convenience – A thermostatically controlled valve means that if you’re in the shower and should you wish to stop the water to shampoo your hair, you don’t have to leave the shower running for it to be at the same temperature. Switch it off to save water, and then simply restart the shower at the same temperature.
Economy – Using a thermostat bath shower, means the amount of water and energy you will save, the shower will pay for itself over a short period of time.
How does a thermostatic bath shower mixer valve work?
There is an element within the mixing valve that expands and contracts in response to changes in the water temperature and pressure. If there is an increase in hot water, the element within the mixing valve will increase in size allowing a side valve to open, which will then let some cold water through to compensate for the change in heat. The same process will happen if the water temperatures are the other way around. If for some reason the cold water fails altogether, the mixing valve will expand fully to block the hot water completely – preventing scalding.
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