Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV) in Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast
Experts in TMV & Backflow Prevention
O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore provides installation, testing, maintenance and certification for Thermostatic Mixing Valve (TMV) for clients in Maroochydore and the Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas including Noosa, Mooloolaba, Caloundra, Kawana and Maroochydore.
Professional TMV Installation and Maintenance
Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV) are a purpose-built solution for the delivery of controlled temperature hot water. These temperature control devices are designed to limit the temperature of your hot water to minimise the risk of injury and require routine maintenance once installed.
Under Queensland legislation, installation, testing and maintenance of TMVs must be performed by a fully qualified and licensed plumbers.
Who needs TMV Testing on the Sunshine Coast?
By law, certain businesses are required to have TMV testing done every 12 months to ensure the safety of both staff and customers. This includes any facility which house the young, elderly or vulnerable group including:
- Early childhood centres
- Hospitals and medical centres
- Nursing homes
- Shopping centres
- Nursing homes
At O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore our highly trained technicians are partnered with a professional asset management software system to ensure your assets are maintained annually to the highest of standards.
When do I need to install a TMV?
TMV installation is most often required when replacing or installing a new hot water system in order to bring the system up to standard.
Call O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore for all your TMV Testing
O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore is compliant with all manufacturers, local and state requirements for the installation and servicing of Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV). Our qualified plumbers can ensure that your Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV) are installed and maintained to the highest of standards.
Why do I need to install a TMV on the Sunshine Coast?
For many businesses and residences on the Sunshine Coast, a TMV is a legal requirement. Under the Plumbing Code of Australia AS/NZS 3500.4:2018 hot water must be stored at a temperature of no less than 60°C in order to prevent legionella bacteria growth within the unit.
However, to prevent scalding, your hot water must be distributed from the system at a temperature of no higher than 50°C. A TMV solves this problem by mixing hot and cold water to limit the temperature before it is used in your shower and taps.
How do TMVs work in Sunshine Coast homes?
TMVs mix hot and cold water so that water at the point of use is kept at a maximum allowed temperature to reduce the risk of scalding. Within the TMV, a thermal element responds to changes in temperature to keep the required mix of hot and cold water. If the supply of cold water fails, the TMV will automatically stop the flow of water to prevent discharging dangerously hot water. For more information on installing a TMV in your Sunshine Coast home, call us at O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore on (07) 5493 7330.