Designing a beautiful bathroom that serves all your needs that creates challenge can be very rewarding. There are some safety issues in the bathroom that deserve your attention. Statistically, the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the home because of the fact you can slip in the bathroom or you can be electrically killed in your bathroom. You may have a skull injury in your bathroom. These are real things that happened to people every day.
In bathroom safety, there are three things to be aware of. One of them would be slip hazard, the water hazard and the temperature hazard. In terms of non-slip floors, you basically cover the hazard if you have the floor material that is non-slip.
Temperature for your faucets is one of the main ways you can seriously injure yourself in the bathroom. It is possible to regulate temperature at the source, either at the water heater itself or on the faucet. In terms of temperature, we always recommend using thermostatic valves, which the cold water suddenly drops in pressure because somebody turns on the dish washer or washing machine. Then you would have an equal drop hot water volume. With the thermostatic valves, you set the temperature, which is the safest way to regulate the water.
In terms of the electrical hazard, if there is any straight voltage in the system, the devises, the circuses breakers or the outlet will cut out. Designers always try to design a outlet on both sides of the sink so that you are not tempted to plug in the hair dryer on the left hand side and you right hand side is under the running water.
Falls are also real danger. Bathroom gadgets like the grab bar can decrease the chances of falling. Make sure you know the difference between the towel bar and the grab bar.
Grab bar is much more solid. It will take you way if you fall. It is attached to solid block in the wall so that downward force of 300 pounds is going to take the way. It is better not to choose a tub with a step in front of it. Sit down on the side of the tub and swim your feet into and out of the tub.
Children are particularly vulnerable to harm. There are numbers of design one should consider in the bathroom to ensure your child’s safety. Rounded corner of the furniture in the bathroom can decrease the harm to children. Make sure you have outlet covers to prevent small children from electrical harm. Another thing to keep in mind is a bathroom non-slip floor mat.
The shower is another area where simple design solutions can be applied. Shower doors should always swing out of the shower. If you were to slip inside the shower against the door, you can block the door. And if the shower is filled with water, you might drown. So don’t forget the safety that begins at home and hopefully these suggestions will be helpful and protecting the ones you love.