We consider ourselves a family-friendly plumber who cares about the safety of young kids in your household. Keeping a watchful eye on young toddlers and babies is an important job. While you may be careful to put up safety gates at your stairs and plugs in your electrical sockets, there are also some things you can do in the bathroom to ensure your child avoids harm. In fact, the bathroom can pose serious dangers to a baby and toddler. Water that is too hot from your faucets can scald your child, slippery surfaces can cause bad falls, and bathtub drowning is a realistic concern. Did you know that only 1 inch of water in the bathtub or toilet can be a drowning hazard?
Use these plumbing safety tips to significantly lower the risk of danger in your home during bath time and potty time:
- Adjust your water heater to below 120 degrees Fahrenheit
- Invest in a toilet lid lock
- Install child-proof latch on bathroom door
- Cover faucets with burn-prevention devices
- Place anti-slip mats in your tub and shower
- Wipe up water spills immediately to reduce falls
- Use Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) to prevent risk of electrocution
- Never leave a young child alone in the bath tub or shower
If you need more guidance or help in baby-proofing your bathroom for your child, please don’t hesitate to call us at Bynum & Sons Plumbing, Inc.. While we are equipped to handle the big jobs, like septic installation and drain pipe repair, we also welcome the small plumbing projects that can make your home a safer place for your family. We can advise customers on specific water heaters, faucets and fixtures as well as the latest plumbing devices on the market to boost child safety.
Posted on behalf of Bynum & Sons Plumbing, Inc.