Bathroom Safety in Long Island, NY, and Surrounding Areas
When you’re planning a bathroom remodeling project, thinking about functionality is just as important as choosing the right design fixtures. Since bathrooms are where household injuries most frequently occur, bathroom safety should also be at the top of your priority list when you plan to upgrade your space.
Here at Bathroom Buddy Remodeling, we are experts in creating safe bathrooms that perfectly meet homeowner’s needs. If you’d like to learn more about our bathroom remodeling services or you’d like to talk to one of our bathroom safety experts, please don’t hesitate to call us at 631-246-3916 or contact us online.
Being mindful of bathroom safety is something that’s important for all members of the family. Whether you’re a parent with young children, a senior who is planning to age in place, or anyone in between, helping to create a safer bathroom is key to protecting your family.
When you hire the Bathroom Buddy Remodeling team for your project, we’ll take the time to sit down with you and talk about your concerns. From there, we’ll create a detailed remodeling plan, give you an accurate quote for the project, and work quickly and efficiently to transform your bathroom to be safer.
Common Safety Risks in the Bathroom
Before you can decide which safety features to add to your bathroom, it’s important to understand which aspects of the space pose the greatest risk of injury.
Injuries from slipping, tripping, and falling: Particularly as we get older, it becomes more difficult to step over the high threshold of a traditional bathtub or shower. This tripping risk is heightened for those with mobility issues and can lead to serious injuries. Beyond that, the wet areas of a bathroom pose a slipping risk for family members of all ages.
Burns from high water temperatures: When you’re bathing, you run the risk of burning your skin if the water temperature is too high. As a good rule of thumb, you should keep your water around 120°F to prevent burns from scalding water.
Air quality issues from mold: Over time, it’s normal for mold to develop in the moist areas of your bathroom. Unfortunately, mold growth can lead to air quality issues in your home, potentially leading to respiratory concerns for your family. These tips can help you remove mold safely until you’re ready to remodel.
Bathroom Safety Upgrades to Consider During Your Remodel
If you want to help make your bathroom safer for the entire family, consider adding the following bathroom safety upgrades when you remodel your space.
- Add a walk-in shower with a low entry to help reduce the risk of tripping
- Install a comfortable shower seat to allow you to rest as needed
- Opt for non-slip flooring in your bathtub or shower
- Install secure grab bars for added stability
- Replace your shower head with a handheld option that is easier to use
- Improve the lighting in the space to help you move around safely
Aging in Place Experts
Here at Bathroom Buddy Remodeling, we’ve seen an increase in local homeowners who plan to stay in their homes for the foreseeable future. To help accommodate them, we’ve become experts in aging-in-place services.
This means that we specialize in helping senior homeowners update their bathrooms to accommodate their changing mobility needs so they can live comfortably and safely in their own homes.
Why Choose Bathroom Buddy Remodeling?
All of our pans are ADA (American Disability Association) certified Non-slip pans for shower or bathtubs, the more water that gets on the pan, the more grip your feet get. Our grab bars, teak seat, and benches can hold up to 600lbs.
Our reputation within the Long Island community means everything to us. Simply put, if our customers aren’t happy with the work we’ve done, then our job isn’t finished. When you hire us to make your bathroom a safer place, we take that responsibility seriously and will go above and beyond to listen to your needs, communicate with you, and deliver superior results.
Schedule Your Bathroom Safety Upgrades Today
Don’t wait until an injury occurs to take action; the time to make your bathroom safer is now. Our team is here to help you improve your bathroom’s overall safety so your family has peace of mind.
Bathroom Safety FAQs
Where should I place grab bars in my bathroom?
Think about areas where you’ll need the most support when adding grab bars to your space. For example, you might add some near the toilet to give you extra support when standing or sitting. Grab bars are also great in the bathtub or shower to give you more stability while you bathe.
What should I remove from my bathroom to make it safer?
We’ve talked about what to add to your bathroom to make it safer, but, you should also remove the following to help prevent injuries:
- Loose rugs or bathmats
- Products from the floor of your bathtub or shower
- Items with plugged-in cords