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3 Tips for Bath Safety Month

Posted on January 28th, 2016 by Jupiter Tequesta

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), drowning is the top cause of unintentional death for children between 1 and 4 years old. All it takes is a few inches of water for a young child to drown.

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In honor of Bath Safety Month, we present three tips to help make bath time fun and risk-free:

1. Stay with your child. If you have children less than 4 years old, it’s important to have a parent or caregiver present whenever they’re near water — including bathtubs. An accident can happen in just an instant.

2. Test the water. Fill the tub all the way before testing its temperature. It can change as water flows around throughout the bathtub! If your home’s water tends to get very hot, take a look at your water heater. The temperature should be set to 120 degrees, which will help prevent scalding.

3. Cover up sharp edges. Younger children often don’t have the coordination or strength to stay balanced. Faucets and metal rails may look harmless enough, but for a toddler, they’re accidents waiting to happen. Invest in rubber faucet covers and drape a towel over any grab bars.

What other bath safety tips do you have? Share your thoughts with Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric on Facebook and Twitter!

Considering installing a new shower or bathtub?  Our professional design methods and installation procedures are the cornerstone of our business, and following codes and guidelines set by national, state, and local plumbing code enforcement is one of our highest priorities. Your safety, health and well-being is our priority! Call for more information on how we can assist you in your next plumbing project:

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