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How to Prevent Bathroom Falls

by Wendy Moreira 09/15/2019

Despite its beautiful innocent look, the bathroom is potentially one of the most dangerous places in a home. Each year, thousands of bathroom accidents occur as a result of slipping and falling - and in other cases, hot water burns. Using the toilet, getting out of the shower or tub could turn to a hazardous situation. As a result of this, listed here are some bathroom safety tips that can help prevent injuries in the bathroom:

Install non-slip Surfaces

The causes of falls in a bathroom most time is due to slippery surfaces. Installing a non-slip surface is an effective way to prevent slipping in a bathroom. It is a sound investment for your safety and that of your loved ones. Bathroom tiles are also dangerous, especially when wet. You can apply a non-slip decal to the tiles to increase their grip. Avoid scatter rugs because they make it easy for people to trip over or fall.

Improve Accessibility

Since it is easy to fall and sustain an injury in the bathroom, it is essential to make sure essential items are within reach. In the bath or shower, be sure to have your shampoo, soap, conditioner, toothbrush, towels and other bathing accessories where you can quickly get across to them.

Get Rid of Obstacles

Items placed in hard-to-reach areas like the side of the bathtub can cause slips and falls. Install a walk-in shower or tub to reduce unnecessary movement. Having an organizer or bathroom rack to hold all your accessories is also a good idea.

Reduce risk of Overexertion

Besides falls, overexertion is also one of the significant causes of bathroom injuries. Installing accessories like a secured bath seat and a raised seat for the toilet will prevent overexertion. 

Improve Visibility

A well-lit bathroom is a safe bathroom. Installing night lights in the bathroom and the walkway leading to it helps to reduce accidents. Lighting is especially useful at night when it is dark, and the risk of slips is higher.

Keep the bathroom dry

A wet bathroom is a severe hazard to avoid. Look out for leaks and other issues that can cause water to be on the floor. You should also ensure that your bathroom cover is also waterproof and positioned in a way that directs water away from the floor. Have a mop on the floor too to dry any water after showers.Bathroom injuries can be dangerous, but they are preventable. The tips listed above go a long way in making reducing the tendency of injuries.

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Wendy Moreira

QUALITY OF LIFE

Quality of life is one of the reasons my husband and I moved our family from Pebble Beach, California to the beautiful Carson Valley in 1997. That move for us was exciting, challenging and has been extremely rewarding in all aspects of our lives.  

Regardless of your real estate needs or what stage of your life you are enjoying, I would love to show you around the Carson Valley and share with you all of the reasons it is such an incredible and very special place to live. It would be my pleasure to help you find your new "forever home" here in the Carson Valley so that you too can enhance the quality of your life and wake each morning to the breathtaking views of the Sierra.   

My Mission

In 2003 I became a licensed real estate agent in Nevada and since that time my commitment to my clients and my career in real estate has been 110%.

Each and every day I am committed to working diligently on behalf of my clients and customers, helping them to achieve their real estate objectives and dreams whether they are selling their current home or buying their new “forever” home.  

My goal is to make every real estate transaction an exciting, trouble free experience, keeping you informed each step of the way through the buying or selling process and hopefully having a bit of fun along the way.  

I am dedicated to representing my clients in a straight-forward, honest and professional manner. To providing true comprehensive customer service, strong representation and excellent agent/client communication.

As your agent I provide in depth knowledge of the local neighborhoods, current information on the ever changing real estate market and strong negotiating skills.

Accomplishments

100% Club awards, Executive Club Awards, RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, RE/MAX Platinum Club Award. 

Qualifications, Experience and Affiliations: 

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Member of the Nevada Real Estate Division since 2003. Member of Sierra Nevada Realtors and National Association of REALTORS®. SFR® Short Sale and Foreclosure Expert designation. 

Education

Attended Santa Barbara City College and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Administration of Justice. Prior to becoming a licensed REALTOR I worked for the Douglas County School District in Gardnerville and I am a former Police Officer with the City of Santa Barbara.