Attention, valiant citizens of Magnolia, Tomball and all of North Houston, RooterMan Plumbing here to give you some important information about scald prevention. Every year, all across the United States, children and the elderly are burned by properties that either do not have a Pressure Balance Valve, or something is wrong with the currently installed valve. As your local plumbers, we must inform you about this important piece of technology and how it can spare your loved ones from these dangerous and painful burns.
When I go and visit my mom or grandma, their homes don’t have the latest plumbing. We’ve upgraded many things (as any superhero would do for family), but we only recently realized we forgot to install one of the most sophisticated items yet: the pressure balance valve. We discovered we hadn’t installed one when I was taking a shower upstairs and my mother started a load of laundry using cold water downstairs. One minute, I was taking a nice, hot shower; the next, I was almost falling out of the tub as I tried to jump away from the scalding hot water pouring out of the showerhead. It is scenarios just like this one that the pressure balance valve is meant to prevent. Essentially, you have a specific level of pressure when you turn on the hot and cold water for your shower. When something happens and suddenly changes the pressure to one or both of the cold and hot water dispersal systems, change occurs. The pressure balance valve regulates the change in pressure while keeping the temperatures relatively constant to the various sources. As a result, you can safely have your small child take a shower while running the dishwasher, flushing a toilet, or starting a load of laundry.
Unlike minor plumbing problems, this is one issue you do not want to try and fix yourself. Be sure to call one of the experts at RooterMan Plumbing to set up a consultation. They can examine your plumbing, determine the best course forward, and provide you with an estimate on cost. RooterMan Plumbing values the satisfaction of our customers, so we are very particular about the products we offer and install for our residential and commercial clients. If you have any questions or would like to discuss options for your home or business, the plumbers at Rooter-Man Plumbing have the tools, knowledge, and experience to explain all of your plumbing installation, repairs and maintenance questions.
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