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Tips & Modifications to Improve Bathroom Safety

Updating a Bathroom to Optimize Safety

Thousands of homeowners are injured in the bathroom due to slips, falls, and other accidents every year. These injuries can have devastating long-term effects on overall health and well-being. Fortunately, there are several simple home modifications and home improvement projects that can help prevent these accidents from happening in the first place.

Mr. Handyman of Greater Syracuse understands how critical home safety is for every family. We also realize how difficult on everyone it can be to adjust and alter a home to suit shifting needs and new physical limitations. Many elders, for example, choose to age in place. This often involves updating home spaces to improve safety.

Unfortunately, no space presents a greater risk hazard than the bathroom. Our goal is to help households update and upgrade bathrooms to optimize safety. Our technicians have the experience and knowledge to recommend and install effective bathroom modifications to boost mobility and reduce the chances of slips and falls. Here are our professional tips to improve bathroom safety today.

Install a Grab Bar

Installing a grab bar near the toilet or bathtub is one of the simplest ways to improve bathroom safety. A grab bar can provide extra support when getting in and out of either area. This add-on is especially helpful for residents who are unsteady on their feet or suffer from limited mobility. It’s essential to ensure the grab bar is securely mounted to the wall so it doesn’t come loose with heavy use. Let our technicians install your grab bar for maximum durability.

Install a Raised Toilet Seat with Arms

Another safety solution for the bathroom is to install a raised toilet seat with arms on either side of the bowl for added stability and support when sitting down or standing up from the toilet. The arms should be adjustable as needed depending on height and weight.

Apply Anti-Slip Bathtub Coating

Non-slip bathtub coating prevents slippery surfaces from developing even when water is present. Applying anti-slip bathtub coating will help create a safer environment for individuals who need assistance showering or bathing due to poor balance or physical handicaps/disabilities.

Install a Toilet Safety Frame

Toilet safety frames provide extra stability around toilets, so individuals don't have to worry about slipping off while sitting down or getting up from the toilet seat itself. The frame attaches securely to the wall behind the toilet and provides additional support.

Install a Handheld Shower Head

Handheld shower heads provide more control over water pressure, making them ideal for users who have difficulty standing up during showers and need to shower while sitting. This type of shower head also allows users to direct the water where they want it most. Over time, this feature can help conserve energy usage and water consumption.

Install a Heavy-Duty Sliding Bench

For those who need more assistance getting in and out of showers, sliding benches are an excellent option, providing additional support as users go back and forth between seated positions. A sliding bench also quickly without having to stand up again each time they move around inside their showers or baths. These types of benches come with adjustable legs so you can customize them according to personal needs.

Reduce Clutter

Clutter can be an issue in any home. It poses a particularly dangerous hazard in bathrooms. To reduce clutter and minimize potential slip hazards ensure all products are properly stored away when not in use. This means taking extra care not to leave items lying around on countertops or floors that could be tripped over or accidentally knocked over by someone suffering from impaired vision or balance issues.

Install a Shower Chair

Lastly, installing a shower chair provides extra comfort and security for those who need more assistance getting in and out of showers than regular benches offer alone! Shower chairs usually come with armrests that allow users to get in/out safely without the fear of slipping off during their baths/showers. Many models also feature adjustable heights you can customize according to daily needs.

Hire A Professional

At Mr. Handyman of Greater Syracuse, we want you and your loved ones to enjoy greater independence while living at home without worrying about potential slip hazards or other accidents that could lead to injury or worse. To ensure senior bathroom safety, the assistance of a handyman who can perform professional renovations can be invaluable.

Our technicians can give you the reassurance you need when it comes to keeping your family safe from unexpected bathroom slips and falls. With proper installation & maintenance, our professional installations and modifications can help keep our loved ones safe & secure while using their bathrooms!

Are you ready to upgrade your bathroom? Call (315) 544-3202 today!