Too much water on the bathroom floor makes it slippery. It can result in a fracture or broken limbs. Do not take it lightly. Identify the spots like the shower base, or around the bath tub where you are most likely to slip and take the necessary precautions. Remember, precaution is better than cure. Want to know some simple tips to slip proof your bathroom? Read on.
1) Clean the Bathroom Floor
Sweep and mop the floor to get rid of any sticky residue from the floor. If you’re cleaning the floor, mop with an effective floor cleaning agent that also has disinfecting properties. We recommend Domex Floor Cleaner, which is available in the market. It kills germs. Check the pack to understand the correct usage instructions and test on a small part first.
2) Keep Your Drainage Free Flowing
Ensure that there is no sludge of soap or hair strands blocking your drainage. It can obstruct the free flow of water and result in slippery bathroom floors. It can also stink up the place. To clear the drainage sludge, pour 1 cup of hot water and ½ a cup of baking soda. Let the solution sit for 30 minutes. Now pour 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of hot water. It will clear any blockage.
After cleaning the drainage, consider cleaning and disinfecting your bathroom floor too. Use a suitable disinfectant spray. Always test on a small hidden area and rinse to check compatibility first.
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3) Use a Bathroom Cleaner
Use a bathroom cleaner on a timely basis to eliminate any dirt and stains. You can use Cif Bathroom Cleaner that cleans watermarks and soap sediments. Check the pack to understand the correct usage instructions. And always test on a small part to check compatibility.
Free air flow in the bathroom will keep it smelling fresh and feeling dry. The air will help you get rid of excess moisture on the walls and the floor. To remove any chances of slipping in your bathroom, ensure that it is well-ventilated. Keep the windows open. Use a wiper to clear off water after showering.
5) Add a Partition
Install a shower cubicle in your bathroom. You do not want to deal with slippery floors every time you shower. So, a glass partition that separates the shower area from the rest of the bathroom is the perfect solution. Place a mat outside the cubicle to dry your feet after stepping out of the shower. A glass shower cubicle is the perfect example of a functional design. It gives your bathroom a glamorous look while saving you from a potential slip.
Use these safety tips to avoid turning your bathroom into a risky place. A fall in the bathroom can be fatal especially if it happens near the bathroom tub or the metal taps.