4 Low-Cost and Easy Ways to Ensure a Slip-Free Bathroom

The bathroom, with its wet tiles and tub, is one of the riskiest places in your home—it is where people can easily slip, trip, and fall. To avoid any serious injury without putting a dent on your budget, here are your inexpensive and simple options ensure safety in the bathroom at all times.

Add a water-resistant seat

If you have a large, spacious shower, you can make it safer by placing a stool or chair in a corner—it is a quick, inexpensive way to avoid slips and falls in the bathroom.

Apart from being safe, it makes for a more comfortable shower experience for users who are injured or have mobility problems.

Use a textured anti-slip mat

A budget-friendly and easy solution, placing a mat can help you prevent the common bathroom accidents. Before you buy a bathroom mat, make sure to measure your shower floor or tub first so that the one you choose will fit. Also, find a mat with suction cups on the bottom to keep it in place when the tub or shower is wet.

Install grab bars

Two or more grab bars in the shower or tub will help a lot in minimizing the risk of slips in the bathroom. They also aid people with mobility issues when standing or sitting in the area.

Refinish your bathtub

Has your tub become too slippery? If so, it needs to be refinished to bring it back to its original condition and grip. You can contact us to help you refinish your tub with an anti-slip additive.

Do you need permanent ways to make your shower or tub safer? Leave it to the pros! Contact us today, and we will work with you to come up with smart, cost-effective ways to prevent bathroom accidents in your home.

How to Get Rid of Those Pesky Mineral Deposits on Your Plumbing Fixtures

Wondering what the white or green chalky deposits on your showerheads and faucets are, and why they always re-appear sometime after you have removed them? Those mineral deposits are called limescale. Besides being an eyesore, it can damage your household plumbing fixtures and pipes and fixtures.

What causes limescale to appear?

Hard water that passes through your plumbing fixtures contains minerals such as iron, magnesium, and calcium, and limescale is their natural byproduct. When it builds up around your pipe joints, on faucets, and showerheads, limescale can be extremely difficult to clean and may cause clogging.

Tips to make limescale disappear

A wet rag or sponge is not effective in removing mineral deposits. Here are some limescale elimination tips that work.

  • Use an acidic solution. Acidic solutions like vinegar can dissolve limescale. Remove your faucets, showerheads, and other plumbing fixtures with limescale buildup. Soak them in a bucket full of vinegar for 1 hour or longer. Use an old toothbrush to scrub away any remaining mineral deposits on the fixtures. (If you cannot remove some of the fixtures, just soak a rag in vinegar and wrap it around the pipes, secured with rubber bands.
  • Use a chemical cleaning solution. Vinegar is a mild acidic solution, so it might not work well in removing the most stubborn mineral deposits. If that is the case, use a chemical solution instead. Choose one that is created specifically for removing lime, rust, and calcium. Since the chemical solution is harsher than mild vinegar, be careful when handling it—wear rubber gloves and a face mask. Also, avoid using it on plumbing fixtures with delicate finishes.
  • Install a water-softening system. This is a permanent solution to your limescale issues at home. Contact us to know the various types of water softening systems or for professional hard water testing.