Keeping the Water Heater the Right Temperature to Eliminate Burns
Helping to keep your children safe should be a huge concern for you. However, most parents are aware of keeping dangerous items out of the child’s reach and bucking the kids up when on the road, but what about the hot water? Did you know if the water is above a certain temperature, this could burn your precious little ones? It is critical to know ways to avoid potential injuries for you and your family.
Dangers of Hot Water
The fact is that a hot water heater with the temperature set too high can be extremely dangerous. Water with a temperature of over 125° F can burn skin both quickly and severely. If you have small children, or if small children visit your home or business, your water heater or tankless water heater should be set for 120° F or even a bit lower, so that children don’t run the risk of coming into contact with water that is too hot pouring out of a bathroom faucet. Simply taking a couple minutes out of your busy schedule to check the temperature of your hot water heater to ensure that it is set for the appropriate temperature can prevent unnecessary accidental scalding.
There is a misleading theory that your water has to be boiling for your cleaners to be effective, and this is simply not true. Warm water is all that is necessary for taking a shower, washing your dishes or using a laundry machine. This simply means that changing the temperature of the water heater will not affect the cleanliness of your home.
Call Us Today
The professionals at Reichelt Plumbing know the details of all types of water heaters. This includes tankless and gas water heaters, as well. Be sure to contact us today at (219) 322-4906 if you need a repair or have any questions concerning your water heater. We are proud to serve the Northwest Indiana and South Cook County areas!