Thermostatic Mixing Valve Servcing, Installation & Maintenance

East and Hills Plumbing provide plumbing services throughout all of metropolitan Melbourne. Specialising in aged care maintenance, all domestic, residential and commercial plumbing & gas fitting. Anything from renovations to restaurants & cafes, schools, new homes, commercial kitchen fit-outs, backflow testing and all maintenance in between.



Thermostatic Mixing Valve Servicing, Installation and Maintenance

Thermostatic mixer valves are used in a wide variety of applications: restaurants, nursing homes, pre-schools, and commercial applications. Thermostatic Mixing Valves maintain and limit the mixed hot water to a desirable selectable temperature, helping to prevent scalding injury. Thermostatic Mixing Valves are to be tested every 12 months and a record of these tests results and repairs shall be provided. Thermostatic Mixing Valves maintain and limit mixed hot water to a desired, selectable temperature, helping to minimize scalding.

More than 90% of scalding incidents occur in the home. The tender skin of very young children and the slow reaction time of the elderly and the handicapped make them most vulnerable to serious hot water burns. Scalding injuries are tremendously painful, and the effects can last for years. Scalding occurs for a variety of reasons. In some cases, water heater thermostats are faulty, or set too high. In others, temperature regulating valves at the domestic hot water source are either malfunctioning or missing altogether. Water heaters are normally set to temperatures above 55°C to prevent development of harmful bacteria, such as Legionella, in the water supply. Water at temperatures above 41°C is painful. At a temperature of 55°C a child can be scalded in less than 4 seconds. Thermostatic Mixing Valves maintain and limit the mixed hot water to a desirable selectable temperature, helping to prevent scalding injury.