Every year, hundreds of people are admitted to UK hospitals suffering from severe scald injuries resulting from contact with hot water from a domestic hot water system i.e. baths, showers and sink or basin taps. 90% of such scald victims are children, but older people and those who have a disability are also vulnerable.
To try to cut down the number of domestic scald victims, the Government recommend the use of thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) for baths, taps and showers for all housing. TMV2 valves are certified for domestic use and maintain the pre-set temperature, even if the water pressure varies when other appliances are used, preventing domestic hot water scalding.
The majority of our thermostatic shower valves in the BestBathrooms.com range are TMV2 approved, minimising the risk of scalding within the home.
Thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs) allow hot water to be blended to a safe temperature and will shut down in 1.5 seconds if the cold water supply fails.
Showers from BestbBathrooms.com incorporate the patented “Valquest” thermostatic cartridge, which provides full thermal protection against scalding and ensures a constant temperature in your shower – even when the water pressure fluctuates due to other household appliances being used.
Most of the Valquest products are TMV2 approved, in line with Buildcert regulations and in compliance with the new Part G Building regulations. So, by installing a thermostatic shower valve from BestBathrooms.com, you can ensure safe showering and bathing for all the family.