Safety Tips for Using Your New Walk-In Tub

Bathtub SafetyIf you or a loved one needs assistance getting into and out of a traditional bathtub, a walk-in tub near Baltimore may be the ideal solution. Walk-in tubs significantly safer and easier to access compared to traditional tubs, but that does not mean they are without their risks. In this article we will outline some of the most important tips to keep in mind when using a new walk-in tub.

Getting Out Safely
Getting into a walk-in tub is generally much easier than getting out. Ideally, the bathtub user will have assistance in getting into and out of the walk-in tub. But when this is not possible, properly placed grab bars, anti-slip flooring, and a brightly colored waterproof mat are useful features. It also helps to keep bathtub products close by to prevent unnecessary trips back and forth. To prevent catching a chill when getting out of the walk-in tub, have a shirt or towel next to the bathtub to put on right after exiting the bathtub.

Opt for Professional Installation
There are many safety tubs out there, so it is very helpful to seek professional advice on which tub is best for you or your loved one. Quality installation is equally as important, because the pipes for walk-in tubs are significantly larger than they are for regular tubs. Maryland Re-Bath Bathroom Remodeling has more than 13 years of experience fitting and installing walk-in tubs. Whether you are planning a partial or full bathroom remodel, Maryland Re-Bath Bathroom Remodeling offers value, professionalism, and quality.

Wheelchair Accessibility
Not all walk-in tubs are built for wheelchair accessibility. For many safety tubs, the user must be able to take a small step to get into the tub in order to clear a three- to seven-inch threshold. Although this is better than the 15-inch threshold typical of traditional tubs, it can be prohibitive to users with a wheelchair. Safety tubs with an inward opening door, rather than an outward opening door, also make it difficult for wheelchair access. Inside-the-tub seating is another important feature to consider if you are shopping for a wheelchair accessible safety tub.

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