Henleaze Plumbing


Henleaze Plumbing
19 Downs Park East
Bristol, BST BS6 7QD
United Kingdom

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Heating water to a high temperature has many useful applications, from cooking to laundering to cleaning. But when it comes into contact with humans directly or indirectly, the effects can be dangerous. Water heated to 140 degrees F is deadly within seconds of exposure if swallowed scalding water will burn the skin and can cause permanent damage in minutes. The temperature of water is essentially a balance between the energy added to it from its heating source, usually an electric heater or a combustion appliance, plus the heat absorbed by its surroundings. In a typical household application, water will be heated from around 50 to 78 degrees F up to between 100 and 140 degrees. This temperature range is dangerous to humans. Oil-fired boilers operate at higher temperatures on average than other steam and hot water heat sources, so users must take extra precautions. It's recommended that you do the following to ensure the safety of everyone in your household. Keep children away from the area near hot water heaters. Keep children away from the spigot or shower when in use. Limit showers to 5 – 7 minutes. Keep scalding water from electrical outlets and appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines. Plug kitchen sinks and bathtubs with stoppers if you do not need them open. If possible, warn family members who have a condition that makes them more susceptible to an injury from hot water, such as a physical disability or reduced mobility. If you have hard-wired heat detectors in your home, make sure they are working. Boilers should be equipped with thermostat control trips that can shut off the boiler if it overheats. Electric and non-electric hot water tanks come in several styles. Closed top tanks have a metal "hat" that covers the water in the tank to prevent accidental contact.
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