Anti-Scald Devices

Anti-scald devices are an important feature you need to have installed in your home to avoid scalding of a child from hot water coming out of the tap.These anti-scald devices regulate water temperature.  

If you have small children in your home, you need to consider using anti-scald devices for all faucets and showerheads. A plumber may need to install these, and they can be installed in apartments as well as houses. 

In addition, if you live in your own home, another preventative measure you can take to avoid burns from hot water, is to set your water heater temperature to 120 degrees F. 

Return to the Safety Resource Center