Bathroom Safety Part-1 Slip Resistant tub Grips – On the House

Bathroom Safety Part-1 Slip Resistant tub Grips

By on March 3, 2014

Bathrooms can be dangerous places. But there are things you can do to make washing and bathing safer. In part I of our series on bathroom safety, we discuss adding slip-resistant strips on bathtubs and shower floors to prevent nasty slips and falls.

Hardware centers carry a wide variety of peel-and-stick strips for traction. For best results, the tub or shower floor should be scrubbed and thoroughly dried, then wiped with rubbing alcohol to remove any soap film or remaining residue. Carefully arrange and apply the strips where you are most likely to stand or step when getting in or out of the tub or shower stall.

If you still feel a bit uneasy, consider adding grab bars for extra support when getting in and out. In part II of our bath-safety series, we’ll look at ground fault circuit interrupters.

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