Dan Dillard: Hi! I am Dan Dillard of the Burn Prevention Network. Today I am talking about Home Fire Safety and Burn Prevention. And now I am going to discuss preventing scalp burns. Begin by reducing home hot water temperature to no more than a 120 Fahrenheit. Run water at full hot for 3 to 4 minutes, then fill a pot or a tub.
Measure the temperature of the water with a cooking thermometer, if too hot; reduce the temperature setting on the hot water heater. Wait 2 hours and repeat the process again, continue this cycle until the full hot reading does not exceed a 120. Always turn on the cold waters picket first, and then the hot the water pickets.
Reverse the order when turning them off, and what about preventing beverage spill burns? Use a lidded travel mug when enjoying a hot beverage. So remember, hot water burns like fire, apply the suggestions outlined in this video to protect yourself and especially the little ones in your care.