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Top Tips For Increased Bathroom Safety

When it comes to bathroom safety , the most important thing is prevention. This is especially so if you have elderly or young children staying with you. There are some precautions you can put in place to increase the bathroom safety in your home. Here are some tips you can follow to minimize the risk and safety hazards in your bathroom!

Top Tips For Increased Bathroom Safety

Reducing Chances of Slipping and Falling 

The first thing you should do to reduce chances of someone slipping in your bathroom is to introduce traction to the floors. You can place rubber mats inside your shower or your bathtub. Ensure that these mats are slip-proof and will not ride up easily, lest someone trips on them. If you are in the process of building your bathroom, choose tiles that have grout lines to increase friction on the floor.

You can also install adhesive guards on sharp edges to cushion them. Hence, if someone does end up falling in your bathroom, the chances of them hitting a sharp edge and getting injured will be greatly reduced. Ensure that all essential items like bath items can be reached easily by using a bath or shower caddy. You should also make sure to clean your bathroom regularly to prevent mildew and mold from growing. These are not only slippery but can result in other health risks as well.

Control the Water Temperature

When the water gets too hot, someone may end up scalding their skin. In order to prevent burns, set the thermostat on the water heater to below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You can also install a regulator to ensure that the temperature of the water is always safe.

Check the water temperature without touching the water with our Berrcom JXB-183 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer

Equip Your Bathroom with Step Stools

If you have young children in your home, they may not be able to reach the sink or other areas of the bathroom. This may result in them improvising and standing on a bucket or a wobbly stool. If the bucket or stool gives way, your child will be at risk of falling and injuring themselves. With a strong step stool, your children will be able to reach higher areas safely.

Install Sturdy Grab Bars

For older adults who do not have much strength in their legs, a grab bar may come in handy for them. These grab bars are slip resistant and can be installed easily. They are also sturdy enough to hold the weight of an adult. Grab bars are an important safety measure, especially if the elderly in your home is prone to falling.

Raise Your Toilet Seat

Toilet injuries are common among many people. By opting for a raised toilet seat, which is higher than standard toilet seats by a few inches, it will help elderly get on and off the seat much easily. It can also prevent strains on the back and on the joints.

Are you looking for items to help enhance the bathroom safety in your home? Here at CWI Medical, we stock items that can help make your bathroom a safer space. Feel free to check out our website today and contact us if you have any queries about our products.

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