Keep Your Bathroom Safe
Aside from making your bathroom look aesthetic, it’s more important to give priority to safety and functionality in designing your bathroom to minimize the risk of accidents. It’s always better to be safe than be sorry.
Take note of the following tips for you to have a safe bathroom experience:
- Choose tiles that are designed with little traction.
- Use slip-resistant bathmats with rubber backing on the floor.
- Avoid water accumulation on the floor by mopping every after use.
- Install grab bars near the toilet, bathtub, and shower area.
- Keep water heaters at 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid getting burned.
- Avoid sharp corners and make sure the surfaces are rounded if possible.
- Keep electrical appliances away from water and put them in a dry area.
- Make sure your bathroom is well lit with a nightlight.
- Keep medications, chemicals, and cleaning supplies out of reach of children. Secure them in a cabinet with a childproof lock.
- Provide a shower seat in the tub for elders.
- Always accompany and assist small children and the elderly in the bathroom.
- Double-check that everything is attached securely—from toilet paper holders, to mirror, cabinet, and grab bars.
Now, try to check for yourself if the entire above mentioned are strictly observed in your bathroom for it to be accident-free. Keep your bathroom safe by reassessing your bathroom safety conditions, and inform family members on how to be safe when using the bathroom.
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