|Hot Water Tempering Valve Replacement
Why and When is it Necessary?
Our team at Hughes Plumbing Contractors regularly replace hot water system tempering valves due to them constantly leaking and when a homeowner or tenant notices water temperature fluctuations.
This may mean, that your hot water system may not be working to its maximum potential and efficiency or it could be a sign that the valve is just no longer functioning and needs replacing.
In addition, sometimes the hot and cold expansion valves may need attention as they can also show signs of corrosion or calcification and leaks can go unnoticed.
It is important to ensure your hot water tempering valve is working as to reduce the likelihood of a child or aged person being burnt or scalded due to the hot water temperature. This is equally important in rental properties.
It is optimal to have your hot water system tempering valve inspection every 12 months to keep your hot water system in good working order.
When a tempering valve is replaced – this must be done by a fully licensed plumber and a QBCC Form 4 must be completed and given to the homeowner or property manager.