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How to Prevent Slips and Falls in Your Bathroom

Splish, splash -- there’s no room to slip in the bath! Whether you’re stepping out of the shower or coming back from the pool, your bathroom fosters a potential slipping hazard -- especially if you have a tiled floor (which most lavatories do). If you’re looking for a way to take precaution, then here are some of the best ways to do so:

Purchase a Shower Mat

One of the best ways to prevent any slips or falls in your bathroom is to purchase a shower mat. Known to be a staple of most lavatories, this essential rubberized mat will be the best way to keep you in place, while taking a shower.

Nowadays, stand-alone showers have a textured floor, which will help prevent any tumbles or falls -- but most older showers do not, especially if a bathtub is attached. When you purchase a bath mat, it will be equipped with suction cups at the bottom.

These cups will not only keep the mat secured to the base, but it will also help provide more of a slip-resistant grip for your feet in the shower.

Use an Area Rug

Another way to prevent any potential accidents from happening in your bathroom is to incorporate a rug in the center of the floor. Of course, we’re not referring to a large area rug, but a carpet that will fit in the space perfectly.

When purchasing a rug, you’ll want to acquire one that will work with the dense traffic areas. For example, if your bathroom is narrow, you’ll want to find a bathroom rug that will run the length of the sink.

However, if your lavatory is wide, then it will be best to obtain a rug that will cover all areas of the tile. This will be one of the best ways to prevent any slips or falls in your bathroom!

Obtain a Bath Mat

Have you traveled recently? If so, did you notice a small, rectangular towel placed on the outside of your bathtub? This staple of every hotel lavatory is the perfect way to prevent any slips when stepping out of the tub or shower.

A bath mat is a pretty common commodity in a series of household goods stores and can be purchased in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials. The best part about a bath mat? It can be thrown in the washing machine (like a standard towel) when it’s time to clean it.

Once you use a bath mat, you’ll feel much more at ease knowing that you have an extra safety precaution to help prevent any potential slips!

If you run into any problems with your home plumbing and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling — or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.