I don’t know about you, but I cannot mention the number of times I’ve had a shower using separate hot and cold water taps, leaving me either scorched with hot water or screaming as the water temperature suddenly changes to freezing.
While adults can usually manage this temperature variance, I always worry about my children. Especially the younger ones when they want to shower rather than bath. Using separate hot and cold water taps when showering is not only inconvenience, but the one reason we all use a shower is to save water and you can waste so much water as you stand there trying to get the water to mix to the perfect temperature.
If you think about it, there is nothing pleasant about showering like this. The water can change from one minute to the next and while showering the last thing you need is someone in the home turning on the kitchen tap, this can leave you either burned or frozen.
The solution to this problem is the use of shower valves. Shower valves come in a selection of choices from exposed thermostatic valves to concealed options with cylindrical or square options to choose from.
The exposed shower valves are usually a long product which is mounted to the shower wall, there are two controls one on either side of the valve, the first controls the water pressure, while the other controls the temperature. You know how much time you can save using shower valves, you turn the dials to the required temperature and pressure and you’re in the shower without the risk of the water changing temperature constantly.
The concealed shower valves are modern and sophisticated and are displayed on your shower wall as a chrome plate with either two or three controls. These controls are the same as the exposed shower valves in that they manage pressure and temperature. If you choose the concealed shower valves with three dials, the third dial is used if you have a second shower head or shower jets in your shower.
Using shower valves makes your showering experience easier and more enjoyable and I would recommend them for any family bathroom ensuring that younger children can shower with ease without the fear of them being burned.