Plumber 24 Hours Supports Anti-Scald Campaign

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The specialists at Plumber 24 Hours have shared their thoughts on a new campaign launched by specialist bathroom supplier, NotJustTaps, designed to promote the need for wider legislation to prevent the risk of scalding in homes throughout the UK.

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Current building regulations state that all new homes in England and Wales should have devices fitted to baths, limiting water temperature to 48°C.

It has been reported in HVP that the Hertfordshire based firm is attempting to raise awareness over the risk of scalding, providing advice on how households can minimise these risks. Whilst current building regulations state that all new homes in England and Wales should have devices fitted to baths, limiting water temperature to 48°C, there are still millions of houses in the country at risk. Derek Aaronson, Company Director, explains that the cost of fitting a thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) is a small one for potentially saving a life. He is urging all homeowners and landlords to invest in a TMV or shower fitting that conforms to British Standards and to ensure it is fitted by a qualified plumber.

With more than 2,000 children per year treated in hospital with life changing injuries as a result bathwater scalds, the team at Plumber 24 Hours were pleased to see new work being carried out to warn of the dangers. Renowned for their Middlesborough plumbers, the company also operates throughout the country and a representative has shared their feelings on the new campaign.

“The impact of hot water scalding on a young child is really significant, with experts stating that a scald covering more than 20% of the body has the same impact as being hit by a bus. Whilst it is good to hear that all new houses being built are following stricter regulations regarding hot water, it is important for those in older homes to think seriously about installing a TMV to protect themselves and their family. Be sure to only ever enlist the help of a fully trusted and certified plumber.”

Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumber company. Run by Martin Smith, the firm offers plumbers, gas engineers, oil engineers, drainage engineers and emergency electricians and works to provide a 24 hour domestic and commercial plumbing service 365 days of the year. With customer service the principle concern, Plumber 24 Hours has been noted by magazines as the most reliable plumbing emergency company. The company also makes use of the latest technology on the internet to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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