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Bathroom Safety Checklist

Bathroom Safety Checklist

Everyone has different preferences when it comes to their homes, but we can agree that one of the most important aspects is safety. It’s important for every single room to be as safe as possible for you and your family, but the center of your focus should be the bathroom. Did you know that approximately 70% of all accidents occurring in the home happen in the bathroom? This shouldn’t worry you, rather it should have you brainstorming ways to make your bathroom safer. Luckily, you can follow this bathroom safety checklist to make it happen:

✔ Stop the Slipping

Between the shower, bathtub, and sink, there are plenty of sources of water in the bathroom. With this water comes the increased chances of slipping and falling, whether in the wet area or outside of them. Lay non-skid mats or non-slip strips on the bathtub and shower floor, and reinforce bathroom rugs or mats with rubber-backed floor coverings that stay firmly in place. If you’re considering a bathtub or shower upgrade in the near future, make sure that your chosen fixture features non-slip flooring for maximum safety.

✔ Get Low

Another way that people frequently injure themselves in the bathroom is by tripping over the ledge of their tubs. You can eliminate this risk by getting rid of the ledge altogether; opt for a walk-in shower with an ultra-low entry threshold. That way, you can simply step right into your shower without any risks. Or, if a bathtub better suits your needs, a walk-in bathtub is the perfect choice as it gets rid of the high barrier to step over and it also allows you to avoid standing for a prolonged period of time, which is a big help as you begin aging and start losing your mobility.

✔ Grab Hold

Everyone can use an extra hand every now and then, or just something to grab onto. Create absolute stability by having grab bars and handles installed in your wet area, as well as throughout the rest of the bathroom. This is especially helpful if you plan to age in place, as it can help you get into and out of your bathing fixture in a safer and more convenient manner.

✔ Have a Seat

If you’re not ready to move on from your shower or you’re investing in a new walk-in shower to get rid of the high entry barrier, consider outfitting your space with a bench or some form of shower seating. This helps in a big way as you get older or if you live with someone who has limited mobility, as it serves as a reprieve from having to stand for longer than desired.

✔ Turn to Us for the Bathroom Safety Solutions You Need

If you need assistance in outfitting your bathroom with the ultimate safety features, the pros at Tundraland are happy to help. We know how important it is to retain your independence as you grow older and begin to lose mobility, so we have a variety of important methods available for you to choose from as you work toward creating a safer bathing environment. Contact us today to learn about the bathtubs and showers we install, as well other ways we can spruce up your bathroom with safer options.

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