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4 Bathroom Safety Upgrades

Bathroom Safety Hazards

The bathroom can be a dangerous place for you and your family members if you’re not careful enough. Puddles on the floor are slippery, the hot water is a little too hot, and fingers can get shut in cabinets and doors.

If you’re sharing a home with an older, disabled, or young family member, you might want to consider some of these upgrades to make the bathroom a safer place for everyone!

Bath Mats

Slipping and sliding isn’t just a risk for elders and children; we can all occasionally lose our footing in a slippery place. Placing slip-resistant stickers or mats inside your shower or tub will provide extra grip as you climb in and out.

We also recommend using slip-resistant rugs throughout the bathroom for additional safety.

Grab Bars

If someone does lose their footing, having something to grab or hang onto could save them from an injury. Installing grab bars in and next to your tub or shower is a great way to keep your loved ones safe as they climb in and out.

Water Heater Settings

We all love hot showers, but when the water is too hot, it can be painful! Avoid scalding water by turning the temperature on your water heater to about 120 degrees. This will protect everyone’s skin and will likely save you a bit on your utility bills.

Baby-Proofing

If you have children, we don’t need to tell you that they get into anything and everything. When you have unsanitary and unsafe items in the bathroom, it’s important to keep the kids away. Head to the store and find all the baby-proofing products you need for the toilet, medicine cabinets, and doors.

Keep Your Bathroom in Tip Top Shape!

Another way to keep your bathroom safe is to keep up on cleaning and repairs. We’ll leave the cleaning up to you, but let Tip Top Drain Pros & Plumbing Experts take care of the repairs! Contact us to get your appointment scheduled.