Do you know what an anti-scald valve is? From the name, you can tell that it is a pretty important device, right? No one wants to be scalded by hot water. These will be installed in your plumbing system to prevent that scenario. If they don’t work right or aren’t installed correctly, you could have water coming out of your shower and faucets that is too hot for your skin. Your water heater puts out water that is somewhere between 120 and 160 degrees, and that will scald skin in no time.
The anti-scald valve works by mixing the hot and the cold water in your pipes together to get it to a better temperature. It will help with two issues at the same time. It will prevent the water from coming out of the faucet at a temperature that is too hot, and it will also prevent sudden fluctuations that happen in older homes. You’ve probably experienced it when someone turns on a faucet while you are in the shower and the water suddenly changes from hot to cold or vice versa.