Ways to Ensure a Safe Bathroom
Bathrooms are one among the most essential and critical rooms in every modern and even tradition homes. To keep these places safe for our families and guests there are various ways that can be used to improve them and avoid accidents.
These ways include;
- Installation of a soft close toilet seat
A soft close toilet seat helps in protecting our toilet bowls whereby they avoid cracking of the bowls which can easily cause accidents such as cuts and to avoid all this the use of a soft close toilet seat is advisable. Again, due to the expensiveness of this toilet bowls one can use the soft seat to avoid breakage. They also help to reduce mould growth due to their high antibacterial nature of toilets most especially one that is shared among many persons. View more on toilet seats.
- Avoid slippery floors and walls
Most of the modern bathrooms are covered with tiles on both the sides and the floors of the room which are sometimes slippery when they are wet and for this reason, we can advise on the use of the porcelain tile which is often denser and less porous thus making them better for bathrooms floors.
- Avoiding sharp corners in the bathroom space
When improving our bathrooms look, we highly advised to avoid any sharp corners and instead use rounded corners. This is because accidents such as falls are likely to happen and serious injuries can be experienced.
- Hot showers
Sometimes water heaters are raised to very high temperatures which can even cause burns. We are therefore advised to ensure that our water heaters are raises to reasonable temperatures to keep our family and loved ones safe from minor injuries.
- Use of rugs and mats along the bath paths
The use of mats along our bath paths helps in avoiding falls in case of wet and slippery floors.
- Use of safe bathtubs
Most of the bathtubs are designed in a way that there are no sharp corners and, due to this reason, we are encouraged to handle them with care in order to avoid breakage. One of the ways to ensure that we do not break them we can improvise grab bars on the walls near them to help one get into it and out of it safely.
- Ensuring proper lighting
A bathroom with sufficient lighting is highly encouraged in order to make the room friendly for our family including the elderly who hardly use them during the night.
- Take time
When using our bathrooms, we should all ensure that we are not rushing all over, sometimes the floors could be wet and thus can cause falls and injuries that are unnecessary.