Nothing inspires peace of mind more than knowing your bath space is safe for everyone in your household, especially if it includes young children or aging parents. But you don’t have to sacrifice style and function to enhance your safety. Here are a few simple tips to help ensure a smooth bath experience.
Eliminate slippery surfaces
Use a rubber nonstick mat or nonskid decals on your tub or shower floor, and make sure any throw rugs have a rubber backing. Many Aquatic bath products are designed with a slip-resistant shower base or bathtub bottom. A weighted shower curtain also helps prevent water from leaking onto the bathroom floor.
Install a handheld showerhead
Not only do adjustable sprayers offer more flexibility than fixed showerheads, but they also allow bathers to sit comfortably and safely in a tub or on a shower bench. An Aquatic handheld showerhead can enhance the bathing experience for all users.
Let in the light
Good lighting can go a long way to preventing slips and falls. Choose light fixtures and bulbs with high wattage, and make sure to clean them regularly. Nightlights in the bathroom and the adjacent hallway can heighten visibility when anyone in your household wanders into the space half-asleep.
Add grab bars
Designed to support the weight of an adult bather, grab bars provide a safe handhold when getting in and out of the shower or using the toilet. Aquatic offers a variety of grab bar options, from U- and L-shaped models to stylish designer pieces. Plus, many Aquatic Everyday Series products can be ordered with a reinforcement that makes it easy to install grab bars at a later date.
Control the water temperature
Prevent hot water scalds by setting the thermostat on your water heater to no higher than 120°F. You may also consider installing an anti-scald device on your faucet. Always check the water temperature before placing a child in the tub or shower.
Have a seat
A luxurious addition to any bath space, shower seats encourage relaxation while creating a more secure showering experience. Seats are available in a variety of classic and modern styles, and you can select from sophisticated materials like teak wood. Products in Aquatic’s Accessible line can be customized with fold-up seats for the ultimate in convenience and versatility.