Why you should have King install anti-scald devices in your home

Water heaters that aren’t equipped with an effective anti-scald device pose a serious risk to those in your home. Water pressure changes triggered by flushing a toilet, turning on a washing machine, or other similar actions may cause a dramatic decrease of available cold water, resulting in burns from scalding water. One of the benefits of anti-scald devices is that they prevent water from reaching scalding levels in order to keep burns and related injuries from occurring.

If your home doesn’t currently have anti-scald devices installed to prevent injuries, call the team at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We install anti-scald devices throughout Chicagoland.

Install anti-scald devices to avoid injuries from hot water

A sudden influx of unchecked hot water can cause serious injuries to members of your family.

What are anti-scald devices?

Anti-scald devices, also known as anti-scald valves, tempering valves, or mixing valves, are responsible for mixing cold water with outgoing hot water in order to prevent it from scalding occupants. Two common types are pressure balance valves and thermostatic mixing valves.

  • The first type works by detecting a decrease in cold water pressure from an action such as flushing a toilet, and adjusting the flow of hot water accordingly.
  • The second type works by continuously mixing a stream of cold water into the stream of heated water to maintain a pre-determined safe temperature.

Different types of anti-scald devices work in different ways, but each serves the same purpose and needs to be installed by a professional plumber, such as King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, to ensure the device is installed and functions correctly.

Benefits of anti-scald devices

The main benefit of an anti-scald device is protection against severe burns resulting from scalding water flowing from a shower or other faucet. Children and the elderly are at particular risk of being scalded and a sudden increase in water temperature can also lead to injuries from falls, especially among the elderly, as they attempt to quickly adjust the temperature of a shower or faucet. Severe burns from scalding water can also result in other complications, such as:

  • Costly hospital stays
  • Painful skin grafts or plastic surgery
  • Risk of heart attacks, particularly among the elderly

Call King for plumbing installation

If you need an anti-scald device installed on your water heater, contact us at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We offer efficient, high-quality service to our customers and we’ll ensure that your device is installed and working correctly. Your family’s safety is our top priority, and we put our expertise to work for you.

Proud to be your trusted heating contractor in Chicago

When you need home services, you need a trusted plumbing, cooling, or heating contractor in Chicago. That’s what we’re here for. At King Cooling, Heating & Plumbing, we offer professional repair, maintenance, and installation services for both homes and businesses—all from NATE-certified HVAC technicians and experienced plumbers.

If you need heating services this winter, give us a call. We offer 24/7 repair throughout Chicago’s Southlands.

King is your trusted heating contractor in Chicago

We’re proud to be your trusted heating contractor in Chicago. Call us for 24/7 service!

Our history

Since 1968, our company has been serving generations of Chicagoans. Our mission is to provide residents of Chicagoland with exemplary and trusted HVAC and plumbing services. That dedication has allowed us to grow over the years, all while never wavering from our commitment to excellence.

Our awards

We’re proud to have received awards in recognition of our work. We’re a six-time Carrier President’s Award winner, and we’ve been the recipient of the “Best of Chicago’s Southlands” award six times. In 2012, we received the Angie’s List Super Service award.

BBB A+ rated company

It’s also best to work with a company that’s well-regarded by the Better Business Bureau. For that reason, we’re proud to say our company has received an A+ rating from the bureau. What this means is our customers have awarded us with five out of five stars for our BBB rating.

Our commitment to you

No matter if you’re in need of professional servicing for your residential or commercial HVAC unit or your plumbing system, King is here to answer the call as your heating contractor in Chicago. What’s more is we do everything possible to save you as much money as we can without compromising on the quality of services we deliver.

Know that we also offer financing for those necessary yet unplanned repairs that pop up. We know you and your finances aren’t always prepared for repairs and upgrades. That shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice your financial health or peace of mind to get everything back on track.

Feel free to let us know if you’d like to speak to some of our current customers to get a better idea of how we work and what you can expect from us. We’re sure you’ll come away feeling confident about our dedication and services.

For a trustworthy heating contractor in Chicago, call King!

Do you need service, or do you have any questions for us here at King Heating, Cooling and Plumbing? Contact us! We’d love to hear from you and see if there’s a way we can help.