Bathroom Safety – Daily Use

Bathrooms Daily Danger 1 : Wet Floors

Bathrooms pose a huge hazard when tiled floors get wet, especially if you have small children or elderly relatives. Children can quite easily be knocked unconscious whilst stepping out of the bath, and an older person could do some serious damage if thy slipped and fell onto the hard floor.

Prevention: Put a non-slip mat into the bath, and place bath mats by the bath and/or shower. If the bathroom is large, you might want to consider placing a wider mat in the centre of the room so there is another safe space to stand whilst drying off. But be careful that you don’t trip on the mat!

Bathrooms Daily Danger 2 : Scalding Water

Babies and small children have very delicate skin, and can get scalded so much quicker than adults. Nor does any adult like to step into a dodgy shower that suddenly goes scaldingly hot without notice. Scalds can be incredibly painful, take a long time to heal and leave unsightly scars.

Prevention: If your shower starts to play up, get it fixed by a professional plumber immediately. Always monitor the temperature of your children’s bathwater, keeping it below 38ºC. Consider investing in mixer taps that will keep the temperature of your water at a safe level.

Bathrooms Daily Danger 3 : The Medicine Cabinet

Small children are attracted to pretty coloured tablets and liquid medicines that look like sweets and juices. Not to mention the plastic bottles that make fun rattling sounds. Sadly medicines cause over 5,000 AccClick and Clean. The lower wheels and panels can be released to expose the for thorough cleaning. Panel then easily clicks back into position to ensure a water tight seal.ident & Emergency cases each year, the majority of which are small children who have ingested products not meant for small bodies. Even your seemingly innocent headache tablets can pose a huge danger to kids – and your pets if they happen to get their teeth into a packet.

Prevention: Fit childproof locks onto your bathroom medicine cabinet or drawers, and ideally fit the cupboard high up on the wall where little hands can’t reach. Always buy brand that feature child-proof caps or lids. If you think your child has swallowed something they shouldn’t have, ring your GP or NHS Direct immediately, or go straight to Casualty.

Bathrooms Daily Danger 4: Electrics

Water and electricity really don’t mix, so unless you want a nasty shock, keep radios, heaters and other electrical products away from the bath tub and sinks. Make sure the light bulbs in your bathroom are safely fitted, and that the only electrical sockets are ones specially designed for razors. If there is ever any fault with the electrics in your bathroom, get them fixed by a professional immediately.

Bathrooms Daily Danger 1 : Wet Floors

Bathrooms pose a huge hazard when tiled floors get wet, especially if you have small children or elderly relatives. Children can quite easily be knocked unconscious whilst stepping out of the bath, and an older person could do some serious damage if thy slipped and fell onto the hard floor.

Prevention: Put a non-slip mat into the bath, and place bath mats by the bath and/or shower. If the bathroom is large, you might want to consider placing a wider mat in the centre of the room so there is another safe space to stand whilst drying off. But be careful that you don’t trip on the mat!

Bathrooms Daily Danger 2 : Scalding Water

Babies and small children have very delicate skin, and can get scalded so much quicker than adults. Nor does any adult like to step into a dodgy shower that suddenly goes scaldingly hot without notice. Scalds can be incredibly painful, take a long time to heal and leave unsightly scars.

Prevention: If your shower starts to play up, get it fixed by a professional plumber immediately. Always monitor the temperature of your children’s bathwater, keeping it below 38ºC. Consider investing in mixer taps that will keep the temperature of your water at a safe level.

Bathrooms Daily Danger 3 : The Medicine Cabinet

Small children are attracted to pretty coloured tablets and liquid medicines that look like sweets and juices. Not to mention the plastic bottles that make fun rattling sounds. Sadly medicines cause over 5,000 AccClick and Clean. The lower wheels and panels can be released to expose the for thorough cleaning. Panel then easily clicks back into position to ensure a water tight seal.ident & Emergency cases each year, the majority of which are small children who have ingested products not meant for small bodies. Even your seemingly innocent headache tablets can pose a huge danger to kids – and your pets if they happen to get thir teeth into a packet.

Prevention: Fit childproof locks onto your bathroom medicine cabinet or drawers, and ideally fit the cupboard high up on the wall where little hands can’t reach. Always buy brand that feature child-proof caps or lids. If you think your child has swallowed something they shouldn’t have, ring your GP or NHS Direct immediately, or go straight to Casualty.

Bathrooms Daily Danger 4: Electrics

Water and electricity really don’t mix, so unless you want a nasty shock, keep radios, heaters and other electrical products away from the bath tub and sinks. Make sure the light bulbs in your bathroom are safely fitted, and that the only electrical sockets are ones specially designed for razors. If there is ever any fault with the electrics in your bathroom, get them fixed by a professional immediately.

 

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Bathrooms Feng Shui

Bathrooms have a bad reputation in Feng Shui, the Chinese art of living in harmony with the energy in your surrounding environment. Many believe that bathrooms can literally ‘drain away’ the money from your life, and generate a lot of negative energy. But making some of these simple changes can make a dramatic difference to the balance of your bathroom, and turn you into a money magnet instead!

Bathrooms Do’s

Place your toilet so it can’t be seen from the bathroom’s doorway, ideally in an alcove or behind a screen. If this isn’t possible, hang a round faceted cut glass crystal from the ceiling between the door and the toilet to lift and circulate the energy.

 

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Open the bathroom windows on a daily basis to allow fresh air to circulate, thus lifting the Ch’i and ensuring that health, wealth and happiness flourish.

Always keep the bathroom’s drawers and cupboard doors closed so the energy can’t get trapped in the dark and stagnate. Clean out these areas regularly and keep them clutter-free.

Redecorate your bathroom every six to eight years, and replace any outdated fixtures or fittings to allow Ch’i energy to flow freely.

Use powerful spotlighting in the bathroom for an energy boost in the mornings, and have a huge full-length mirror so you can see yourself standing tall and proud.

Bathrooms Don’ts

Don’t allow your bathroom’s plumbing to become a problem. In Feng Shui, plumbing is the digestive system of the house, so regular maintenance is essential. Dripping taps represent money being wasted down the drain, and pipe blockages symbolise your income being cut off.

Don’t leave the toilet lid up, as the large opening can swallow up vital energy – especially that of wealth. Your bathroom is a money zone so keep the loo lid closed!

When designing your bathroom, minimise the use of sharp points and edges, as they represent a cutting knife. Choose curved baths and shower doors, as well as circular mirrors.

Avoid using bathroom cabinets with mirrored doors as they split the reflection, breaking up Ch’i.

Don’t have mirrors facing either each other or a door in the bathroom, as this can speed up the Ch’i too much in a place where it should be calm.

Don’t put pictures of your loved ones in the bathroom, as the energy will drain out of the relationship and weaken the bond between you both.

Please see the full range of bathroom suites at Firstbathrooms.co.uk

 

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Bathroom Showers

Sauna Showers.

We love a good sauna or steam, but often don’t have time with our busy work and social schedules. The ideal solution is to fit an all-in-one sauna/steam shower enclosure/shower into your bathroom, so he or she can sweat out the toxins from last night’s work party and relax after a hard day in the office. There are health benefits for both of you too. Sweating will help increase circulation, ward off illness and keep you looking younger. It could also keep his middle-aged spread to a minimum!

Hydra Showers

If your guy has all the latest gismos like a massive plasma screen, then he will love one of the latest models of Hydra steam showers. He’ll be in heaven once he’s stepped into his all-in-one shower/whirlpool/sauna shower with waterproof plasma TV screen, CD and Radio player and even a telephone. For once it might be you banging on the bathroom door telling him to hurry up instead of the other way round.

Digital Showers

If you have trouble getting your partner out of bed and into the shower, then the Grohtherm Wireless digital shower could do the trick. Simply switch the shower on by remote control from the comfort of your bed, then make a dash to the bathroom to be greeted by an already-steaming hot shower, set to your chosen water flow rate. If you think he needs waking up a bit more, you could always cheekily switch it to cold with the remote control while he or she’s in there!

Minimalist Showers

There are some really fantastic minimalist showers on the market for the man who hates fussy décor and accClick and Clean. The lower wheels and panels can be released to expose the for thorough cleaning. Panel then easily clicks back into position to ensure a water tight seal.essories. Sleek styles in glass, chrome and wood will appeal to his tastes, as will the simple shower functions and dials. Decorate your bathroom in a style to match – think dark, tiny tiles or plain limestone – and he’ll be a happy guy. If you prefer something a little more flamboyant, you could always convert your loft to a bathroom and have your own luxurious home spa to relax in.

Massage Showers

For sports-loving people, a massage shower is ideal. You need a way to ease out those aching muscles after squash or five-a-side, and may not be able to afford the time or money for regular spa massages. These showers spray out several jets of water around the body, targeting almost every part of you. The shower head can be switched to massage mode, to soothe out any aches and pains, leaving your man in bliss. Let’s face it, it’ll save you having to give an endless massages when you’re tired!

Please see the full shower range at Firstbathrooms.

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