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5 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Safer For Your Family

| Thursday April 21, 2022

Did you know that 80% of falls in homes happen in the bathroom? Injuries from such incidents can range from minor scratches to broken bones and even fatal head and spinal injuries. The data is alarming. That’s why you need to take the extra mile to safeguard your bathroom.

Below are five practical tips to protect you and your family from common bathroom injuries.

1.  Keep Your Bathroom Dry

A dry bathroom not only lowers the risk of accidents but also prevents germs and bacteria from thriving. There are multiple ways to ensure that your bathroom is kept dry. One way would be to place non-slip rugs near your shower area. Another way would be to invest in proper ventilation, for example a ventilation fan, for your bathroom.

If you plan to redecorate or redesign your bathroom, why not consider water-resistant tiles? In addition to being safe, these tiles are much easier to clean and maintain.

2.  Install Proper Bathroom Lighting

A well-lit bathroom is essential to avoid common accidents. Proper lighting can also help you quickly see if there are signs of mould and mildew. Some of which can be detrimental to one’s health. With this in mind, it would be worthwhile to install proper lighting fixtures around the bathroom for easier checking and maintenance purposes..

3.  Unplug Electrical Appliances

Water and electricity can be a deadly mix. On March 09, 2022, an elderly couple and their son in Singapore died after suspected electrocution in their bathroom. To minimise such risks, always ensure that your electrical sockets are covered and unplugged when not in use.

In addition, do not use electrical appliances when standing or in contact with water. This is a common rule that most people tend to forget. When you find an exposed wiring, call the experts immediately to get it fixed.

If you suspect that someone has been electrocuted, please do not touch them at all costs. You are also putting yourself in danger. Instead, call the professionals for help.       

4.  Keep Your Cleaning Products out of Children’s Reach

Most cleaning supplies contain chemicals and can be dangerous for everyone, not just your kids. As a rule of thumb, place your cleaning products in a space or area out of children’s reach. 

It’s also important to keep and properly store these cleaning supplies away and in a safe place as hazardous reactions may occur if they are stored in places with high humidity.

5.  Invest in Quality Water Heaters with Safety Features

Rheem Water Heaters values and prioritises your safety and comfort. Our water heaters come in different variations to suit your needs and are equipped with safety features that prevent overheating. These have IP protection that adds security to its internal electrical components.

With our products, you not only enjoy a premium shower experience with the constant water temperature and various shower modes but would also be able to enjoy your showers with a peace of mind.

Equip your bathroom with our high-quality water heaters and indulge in a relaxing shower experience. Check out our Prestige Platinum Electric Instant Water Heater today.

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