We spend a lot of time in the bathroom on a daily basis, so it’s important that your space is enjoyable, well designed, and most importantly, safe. If you’re wondering how to make your bathroom safer, here are a few tips to help you eliminate the risk of incidents while still maintaining a stylish space.
Slips and falls can happen so easily in the bathroom and it’s often caused by pools of water on the floor. Reduce the risk of this happening by getting non-slip mats for the floor. Or if you’re renovating, getting non-slip flooring installed. If there is a constant pool of water on your floor, you may be experiencing a leak so call out Mr. Plumber Vancouver to take a look.
Prevent any scalding incidents
Depending on the type of faucet that you have and how sensitive the handles are, scalding incidents can unfortunately happen, especially among elders and children. To eliminate the chance of this happening, get Mr. Plumber Vancouver to install an anti-scalding device which essentially controls the temperature of the water coming out of the taps. Third-degree burns can happen in under 20 seconds, so installing this will help to prevent nasty accidents.
Invest in a new bathtub and sink
The design of your bathtub and sink can also play a role in the safety of your bathroom. If you have young children or you experience mobility issues, you may want to opt for a rounded sink and bathtub/shower unit or one that doesn’t have sharp corners to reduce the risk of injury if there are any slips or falls in the bathroom. And install anti slip strips or a mat on the tub floor.
Turn it into a wet room
Another great way to make your bathroom safer is to completely open it up and turn it into a wet room. The walls and floors are completely sealed in a wet room and they’re popular among elders as they’re very accessible, especially for those in wheelchairs or with restricted mobility. The shower unit is often divided with a pane of glass and you don’t have to climb in and out of the bath unit which makes it much safer.
Install grab bars
Grab bars are one of the simplest ways to make your bathroom safer, especially if there are elders in your home or if you need a little assistance when using the bathroom. You want to install bars around the toilet, by the side of the sink, around the shower/bathtub, and perhaps near the doorway if the bathroom is on another level to the hallway.
Are you looking for a plumber in Vancouver to make your bathroom safer? Get in touch with Mr. Plumber Vancouver today!