|You may be asking yourself, what is the difference? There are
a lot of "temperature control" shower valves on the market!
The answer is that the FM Mattsson shower is different because it is both thermostatic and pressure balanced. Safety tests dramatically prove that only a valve that is both pressure balanced and thermostatic can solve the problem of temperature fluctuations in a water system. In fact this patented system is so advanced, that it holds temperature fluctuations to ±2°F (±1°C) at the outlet.
The Problem: Water at 150°F will cause a third degree burn (full thickness burn requiring hospitalization and skin grafts) in just half a second. Children under 4, and the elderly are more at risk because their skin is thinner than that of older children and adults. The often touted solution of turning down the temperature in a hot water heater is not safe because water needs to be kept hot enough to kill the bacteria that builds up in any water system.
Children under 4, the elderly and and the disabled may lack the ability to escape a life-threatening burn situation, and further may not be able to tolerate the physical stress of a post burn injury. Typically a young child in hot water will scream, but may not withdraw from the water.
The Solution: No where else will you find this unique combination of features built into a shower. The breakthrough technology built into this valve provides the most advanced means available of avoiding scalding or thermal shock injury in the bath. At the same time it provides unparalleled luxury and comfort.
This unique product was developed in Sweden. The building codes in Scandinavian countries are much stricter than in the U.S. The Swedish government legislated that a solution must be designed for the problem of scalding in hospitals and nursing homes, and the Thermostatic/Pressure Balancing valve with automatic shut-down was born.
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