A Slip-Safe Guide to Kids Bathroom Safety: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Little Ones

08 August 2023

As parents, nothing matters more than the safety and well-being of your little ones. Yet, even in the seemingly innocent haven of the bathroom, potential dangers can lurk for your children.

Slippery surfaces and the risk of accidents bathrooms pose are major hazards that demand attention. That's why addressing slip-safe bathroom needs becomes vital to ensure a secure environment for your family.

With over 40 years of industry experience, Megasealed founder and managing director Jacques Courtin understands the concerns parents face when it comes to bathroom safety and sheds light on the importance of creating a slip-safe bathroom with innovative and accessible solutions for families.

Pools of Water (Leaks)

One of the primary culprits for slip hazards in the bathroom is pools of water, often caused by leaks. Not only do these leaks wastewater and increase utility bills, but they create slippery surfaces that can cause your kids to fall.

"Water leaks not only pose a safety risk but can also lead to structural damage and mould growth. By promptly addressing leaks with the help of professionals, you create a safer bathroom environment for your kids while avoiding potential long-term issues,” Jacques says.

Keeping an eye out for signs of leaks, such as damp walls or ceilings, water stains or musty odours, is essential, with any detection alerted to the services of professionals to conduct a thorough leak detection. If these leaks are detected, it is then important to address them promptly to prevent further damage.

Slippery Tiles

Slippery tiles are another common cause of childhood accidents in the bathroom. The combination of tile material, moisture and soap scum can create surfaces that are dangerous, particularly for children who may slip during bath time.

The experts at Megasealed recommend applying a slip-resistant coating to bathroom tiles to reduce the risk of accidents. By adding a slip-resistant coating to your existing tiles, you can rest assured that you've created a secure environment for your children without adding the extra stress of tile removal and renovations to your already busy schedule.

This coating creates a textured surface that enhances traction, offering a long-term solution to slipping hazards that will last for years to come.

"Slip-resistant coating is not only a quick fix, but it's a low maintenance and long-lasting service that can be completed by a team of professionals at a cost-effective price. It's a solution that stands the test of time, ensuring your family's safety is never compromised,” Jacques says.

"Calling in professionals, like Megasealed, takes the burden off your shoulders. Although DIY repairs may seem like a fast solution, without proper knowledge and experience they can lead to further damage, increased costs and compromised safety. Professionals understand the challenges and complexities involved and provide a trusted and reliable solution that will ensure a slip-safe bathroom experience.”

Raising little ones is a busy and full-time job, and dealing with bathroom safety concerns and potential leaks can be overwhelming. That's where the professionals come in.

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