TMVs accurately control water temperatures for bathing, showering and hand-washing. They maintain pre-set temperatures - even if water pressure varies when other appliances are used. TMVs can be fitted under baths and basins, be part of shower fittings, or as a feature of exposed hot and cold water mixers.
TMVs help to prevent scalding, which can cause very serious and even fatal injuries. Every year around 20 people die as a result of scalds caused by hot bath water and a further 570 suffer serious scald injuries.
Installation of TMVs is recommended in hospitals, care homes and schools. See Frequently Asked Questions for more detail.
TMVs are one of an important group of products that help to ensure safe, hygienic and economic distribution of water in buildings. Other key products include:
To provide safe, hygienic and economic distribution of water in buildings, a holistic approach to tackling the crucial issues of scalding and infection is necessary. This can be achieved by ensuring the correct design, installation, use and maintenance of the range of products.
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