If you’ve got a baby on the move or an exploring toddler in your home, you know that you’ve got to stay one step ahead in order to protect the child. While you are covering electrical sockets and putting up baby gates, however, don’t forget about your baby-proofing your bathroom plumbing. In fact, the bathroom can be a luring place for a curious toddler, but it can also be very dangerous if the right safety measures aren’t in place.
At Covenant Plumbing, we consider ourselves a family-friendly that understands both the necessary value of water in your home, but also the potential danger of your plumbing when you have young kids. Whether it is too hot from your faucets can scald your child, slippery surfaces can cause bad falls, and bathtub drowning is a devastating but realistic concern. Did you know that only 1 inch of water in the bathtub or toilet can be a drowning hazard?
Tips to Baby-Proof Your Bathroom Plumbing
Our plumbing experts recommend the following easy safety tips to make your bathroom a safer place for your baby or toddler:
- 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
At Covenant Plumbing, we are ready and prepared to handle your largest plumbing repairs as well as your smallest plumbing concerns. Whether it is installing a new septic tank or replacing your bathroom faucets to boost child safety, we are here to make sure your plumbing always works for you and not against you.