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Hot Water Heater Temperatures – Adjusting for Small Children in Your Home

If you have small children in your home it is no mystery that they like to play with levers, buttons and turn everything on and off. One way that children are burned each year is by water that is too hot. If they reach up and turn the hot water on while taking a bath or playing in the bathtub they could be seriously burned – it only takes a few seconds.

It is suggested that you turn the temperature on your hot water heater down to 120 degrees to lessen your chances of burns. It takes only a few seconds for a child to get a third degree burn when the temperature is set any higher than that. To learn how to adjust your hot water heater consult your owner’s manual or ask us for help the next time we are out at your house.

This topic was recently featured on The Doctors. Visit their website to learn more about it.