Showers and tubs are part of every American home, andthey are also one of the most common areas for household falls and injuries. To minimize the risk of injury, consider implementing some of the following safety features. Our team at NU Tub cares about your safety and would love to create a safer, more accessible bathtub for your family.
Use a Non-Slip Bathmat
Bathmats are a quick and affordable remedy for a slippery bathtub or shower. Most mats adhere to the bottom of the tub with suction cups. While bathmats offer a quick and inexpensive fix, they also have their downsides. The suction cups can easily dislodge from the tub, causing the mat to wrinkle and slide.
Install Safety Handles and Grab Bars
At NU Tub, we install a variety of bathtub safety features for commercial and residential clients in the Springfield area. Safety handles and grab bars are one of the most commonly requested installations for senior citizens and those with limited mobility. Handles and grab bars create stability when stepping in and out of the tub, and provide a supportive grip in case of a fall.
Adding a shower seat is also a great option for those with limited mobility. A seat allows you to enjoy the benefits of a shower while in a seated position. They also eliminate the need to lower oneself into and out of the tub, which can be a dangerous challenge for those with mobility issues.
Walk-In Showers and Tubs
One of the greatest challenges for those with limited mobility is getting into and out of the tub. Stepping over the side of the unit can be dangerous and difficult. To remedy this problem, we at NU Tub recommend a bathtub-to-shower conversion. In just one day, our crew can install either a custom-fit Safeway Step® or water-tight door in the side of the tub to eliminate the risk of falling while entering the shower.
Affordable Bathtub Solutions
At NU Tub, we place a premium on customer satisfaction and helping you get the most bang for your buck. Contact our team at (217) 522-1850 for a free quote on a tub-to-shower conversion. We also provide bathtub refinishing services for those looking to give their tub a facelift. For a fast and affordable solution to your bathtub upgrade, call NU Tub today.