What Are the Benefits of Shower Temperature Control Valves?


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Benefits of shower temperature control valves include prevention of scalds and elimination of temperature shock accidents. The installation of these valves allows you to increase hot water storage tank temperatures to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the water supply.

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The temperature control valve mixes hot and cold water to reach the precise temperature set by the user. It prevents burns from hot water in the shower for users, but it is essential for young children and the elderly who may have more sensitive skin or less ability to determine if the water is too hot. The valve eliminates sudden blasts of hot or cold water and users jumping to avoid the water and potentially slipping. Preventing the growth of some bacterial in the storage tank requires increasing temperatures to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and the use of the valve maintains safe shower temperatures with higher tank settings.

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