Hot Water Safety
You should keep your tap water temperature set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit (the "warm" or "low" setting on your water heater). For a child or senior citizen, a tap water temperature between 95 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit is suitable. Never leave a small child alone in the tub where he or she can accidentally turn on the hot water.
How to test your water temperature:
- Run the hot water for five minutes.
- Put a reliable thermometer that registers at least 150 degrees under the water stream.
- If your water is more than 125 degrees, lower the thermostat on your water heater. If you can't find the temperature controls or have any questions, call a qualified contractor or your landlord for help.