With this article, DRF Water Heating Solutions will help you to learn how to keep your child safe as he splashes.
Hot water burns can put a child in the hospital or even cause death. The burns happen most often in the bathroom and tend to be more severe because a larger portion of the body is burned.
Children ages 4 and younger are at the greatest risk for death from a burn. They may get badly burned because they are not able to get out of water is that is too hot. Always test the water before your child gets into the tub or shower.
You can further safety proof scalding possibilities by setting the temperature of your water heater. This is done by moving the dial’s settings to be under 120°F below the red triangle.
Set the thermostat on your water heater on low or no higher than 120°F. A child can be scalded in 2 to 3 seconds in water that is only 5 degrees warmer than this.
If you cannot control the temperature of the water heater (because you live in an apartment, for example), you can install anti-scald devices on faucets and shower heads. The device will sense the water temperature and keep it from getting over 120°F.
DRF Water Heating Solutions are your plumbing and hot water experts. Water play can be a great source of fun and exercise. You will further enjoy the water experience more by knowing and practicing safety precautions.
Feel free to contact DRF Water Heating Solutions. We’d be happy to help answer any questions you may have about your plumbing needs. 630-615-7000