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The health and safety of you and those around you is so incredibly important, especially when it comes to hot water in your home and workplace. Ensuring that the thermostatic mixing valves are working as they should mean stopping someone from badly injuring themselves, so give the Ryan Old Plumbing team a call today for further help and information on this critical component of hot water systems.

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What is a thermostatic mixing valve?

A thermostatic mixing valve, which is also known as a TMV, is a tool that combines hot and cold water together to maintain a specific water temperature when sending water through a faucet.

What does a TMV do?

A TMV mixes both hot and cold water together so it is a particular temperature, within 1℃ +/-, so it can be sent to different water outlets. The temperature is generally prearranged by a tradesperson or a qualified local plumber, and the TMV element that responds to thermal activity alters the levels of hot and/or cold water to ensure the correct temperature of the liquid.

According to National Plumbing and Drainage Standard AS/NZS 3500.4: 2003, some hot water installations are not permitted to deliver water at a temperature higher than 50℃/45℃, which is why a TMV is installed – to assist with temperature regulation.

Who should have a TMV installed?

The following locations should all have a TMV installed:

  • Aged care facilities and nursing homes.
  • Hospitals.
  • Childcare facilities and after school care.
  • Respite centres.
  • Shopping centre bathroom facilities.
  • Hotels.

Generally, any environment that contains high-risk individuals, including children, the sick and the elderly, require a TMV as they require lower water delivery temperatures – usually 45℃ or 113℉ at its hottest.

Can I install a thermostatic mixing valve myself?

No, installing a TMV is not a DIY project and can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Only an appropriately qualified plumber with a TMV licence is allowed to install the device – and the Ryan Old Plumbing team are exactly that. Call today!

How can we help with TMVs?

At Ryan Old Plumbing, we can install, set, and repair thermostatic mixing valves all over Brisbane. We can also complete TMV testing, which according to regulations (AS4032.3), require 12 monthly inspections (at a minimum) by a qualified specialist.

The thermostatic mixing valve specialists

Ryan Old Plumbing has extensive experience in all areas of TMVs, and we understand how important they are for the safety of you and those around you. That is why we take incredible care with all thermostatic mixing valve jobs, completing every job to the highest industry standards and with the greatest of care. Call us now to learn more.

Speak to our Brisbane TMV experts today

If you would like further information in relation to the thermostatic mixing valve services that we offer across Brisbane, give Ryan Old Plumbing a call today on 1300 055 940. Alternatively, fill in a hot water service booking form now!

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