When most of us think of hot water problems, the water pressure being too high isn’t usually one of them. In fact, when you’re so used to complaining about low water pressure, the idea of too much pressure can kind of sound like a good thing. Make no mistake however, high water pressure is a [...]
The winter months can be cold and brutal, and while we mightn’t be quite allowed to complain about the cold like our European or Canadian friends, our winters can still be chilly… especially for us Aussies! There’s not much worse during this chilly spell than no hot water… so if your hot water system has [...]
Hot water is a necessity this winter; there’s no doubt about it! We use hot water to shower, wash our clothes and dishes, and to heat our house. Without hot water, we’d be stuck this winter. If disaster strikes this and you are caught without any hot water, don’t panic. H2-Pro Plumbing is here to [...]
What is a Tempering Valve and why do we Install so many of them?
A tempering valve is a anti scald device that can be fitted to your existing hot water service. It's a device that restricts your hot water temperature to 50 degrees celsius.
A water service without this device delivers a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius or more depending on the thermostat setting. The reality is that it can take 1 second for a serious burn to occur at this temperature. With a hot water delivery of 50 degrees celsius a serious burn will not occur until after 5 minutes of contact.