In seconds, a child can suffer third degree burns. Scalding tap water injures many children each year. Plumbing precautions can be taken to prevent your child from being scalded.  By lowering your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees you can prevent these accidents and save energy. Homeowners can read their owner’s manual to assist them in adjusting the temperature or can call a plumber. Another option is to have a plumber install an anti-scald faucet. This faucet prevents the user from, adjusting the temperature to a setting that would cause scalding. There’s also anti scalding devices that can be installed on existing plumbing to offer anti scalding protection.  These devices can be installed by homeowners with good mechanical abilities or by a licensed plumber. All being said these safety measure can insure the safety of elderly and young children.