In recognition of National Childhood Injury Protection Week, Sept. 1 -7, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is offering advice to parents on how to prevent their children from getting hot water burns.
According to the National Safe Kids Campaign, hot tap water accounts for nearly one-fourth of all scald burns among children and is associated with more deaths and hospitalizations than other hot liquid burns. The most common place for tap-water burns is in the bathroom, such as during bath time, and the burns tend to cover a larger portion of the body and be more severe than other scald burns.
"Adults often don't realize that water can feel warm or moderately hot to them but can often be too hot for children. It's important for parents to take precautions to avoid serious injury to their children," said Tab Hunter, president of Franchise Operations at Clockwork Home Services, franchisor of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. The franchise offers some informative tips to families in an effort to prevent childhood injuries: