The Importance of Testing Thermostatic Mixing Valves
Regular testing of your thermostatic mixing valves is not just good practice, it's a legislative requirement and should be done every 12 months.
Thermostatic mixing valves safely mix hot and cold water together to produce even water temperatures. They are designed to avoid scalding and thermal shock from extreme water temperatures. Those most at risk of suffering severe burns from scalding water are young children and the elderly. We recommend that these valves are installed on hot water systems in all businesses to avoid burns and scalding. If your business already has a thermostatic mixing valve it should be tested at least every 12 months to ensure it complies with legislative requirements and to ensure it's functioning correctly.