National Bath Safety Month: 3 Tips for Creating a Safer Space

January is not only the beginning of a new year; it is also National Bath Safety Month! With a new year comes more opportunities to increase the safety and functionality of your bathroom. Bathing is a routine part of our day but taking necessary safety precautions is important. Allow PDI’s product experts to help you make your bathroom a safer place to start and end your day.

Prevent Slips and Falls

An example of an injury that occurs due to lack of safety precautions is slipping in the tub or shower. There are low-cost options that solve this issue, such as no-slip mats; however, you may also consider walk-in tub options available at PDI. Kohler boasts 140 years of engineering expertise, and their walk-in tub options are both functional and precautionary. Kohler’s walk-in tubs feature an array of safety features such as low-step in, extra-wide entry doors, slip-resistant surfaces, easy-to-grip handrails, easy-to-reach controls, and a multifunctional showerhead. Walk-in tubs are designed with form and function in mind and are a great way to increase the safety of your bathing experience while providing comfort and design features.

Get a Better Grip on Safety

Another option for keeping your bathroom safe and stylish is installing grab bars for added support. Moen’s ADA approved safety bars come in an array of finishes and can accent any shower with utility and elegance. Safety bars can seamlessly work themselves into any lifestyle or design aesthetic. They can be installed next to a toilet or in a shower or bathtub area to tie any bathroom together while providing added safety features.

Test the Waters

It is always important to check the temperature of your water before bathing or showering, especially when bathing infants or children. Consider setting a temperature limit on your water heater to prevent scalding. If remodeling, installing thermostatic shower valves is another option that allows you to set a desired water temperature that is just right for bathing and showering.

Let PDI Help You Make Your Bathroom a Safer Space

Bathing is meant to be a relaxing part of your daily routine. Stay safe in the bathroom and consider implementing these tips for a safer bathroom space. For more information on bath safety and creating the bathroom you’ve always wanted, schedule and appointment at a PDI showroom near you, or call PDI today 770.963.9231.

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