Top 10 Bathroom Safety Tips

Practicing safety in the bathroom is paramount to having a healthy house. The bathroom is typically the smallest and the most dangerous room in the home. It is possible to have a "safety bathroom" by following the important tips below:




1. Keep ALL electrical appliances out of the bathroom. If they MUST be used, then keep them in a safe place where they CANNOT fall or be knocked into the water. Whenever possible, choose battery operated appliances. Install GFI safety outlets in ALL bathrooms.

2. Operate a ventilation fan which removes excess moisture from the bath area to reduce the chance for mold growth on wall and other surfaces.

3. Install and use grab bars in showers and tubs whenever possible especially if there is an elderly or handicapped person living or visiting there.

4. Install and use a good soap container to minimize slippage possibilities on soaps while bathing or showering.

5. Install and use a non-slip surface or pad in the shower and tub to minimize slipping hazards.

6. When using bath rugs, make sure they have a non-slip backing to keep the rug from sliding.

7. Make sure all bathtub and shower enclosures are made from tempered safety glass and not standard replacement quality glass.

8. Use plastic and non-breakable cups for rinsing in lieu of glass since they break easily when dropped on hard surfaces.

9. Make sure all hooks on the backs of doors and cabinets are above eye level to prevent face and eye injuries.

10. Adjust your hot water heater thermostat at or below 1200 F to minimize burn hazards especially if there are children or elderly persons living there.


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