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Home Improvement / February 18, 2019
Your bathroom is not just the busiest part of your home, it is also one of the most dangerous. Various hazards, from slippery surfaces to scalding water, may cause someone to suffer injuries. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk of such accidents. Handyman Connection® of Boise, your local experts in home maintenance and improvement, shares how you can improve bathroom safety.
Ensure Good Foot Traction
It is an important thing to consider especially if you are planning to remodel your bathroom. For instance, smaller floor tile works best inside the shower area to allow your feet to get a good grip on the grout lines. Larger stone or ceramic floor tiles can be installed in the other parts of the bathroom. These are designed with additional grit for better foot traction. Of course, place rugs in strategic places inside the room. Be sure to select those with rubber backing to resist slipping.
Install Grab Bars
A common feature in senior-friendly bathrooms, grab bars installed near the shower and the bathtub work for everyone in your home. They provide assistance for everyone having difficulty standing or sitting. Often metallic in appearance, they are now available in every possible finish and look.
Water heaters are often set at 140 degrees, which is a high enough temperature to cause your skin to burn. In your bathroom remodeling plans include an item indicating the need to install an anti-scald valve for your tub and shower. Such a device use either water pressure or water temperature to regulate hot water flow.
Bathe With Safety in Mind
Renovating the shower area presents you the opportunity to put safety at the forefront every time you or a family member takes a bath. Controls must be within easy reach from both inside and outside the water stream. Be sure that the material enclosing the shower area is shatter-proof. You may also consider adding a bench inside.
For your bathroom remodeling needs, turn to Handyman Connection of Boise. Call (208) 268-0088 to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.