Safety wet rooms should be designed as the name suggests with safety in mind. They can also provide flexibility and bathing independence for the user. Whether being installed for the elderly or disabled adults and children they may have some major differences such as hoists for lifting or open layout for wheelchair access, but they should all have certain things in common.
Ways they help.
By lowering the height at which you enter into the bathing area, safety wet rooms and easy access showering solutions can help make showering and bathing easier and safer, giving back independence to you or a loved one. There is a wide range of products on the market that can help to make bathing and showering safer, there are also products that can create showering areas that allow the user to be showered safely by the aid of someone else while keeping water contained in an enclosed area instead of over the floor.
Who they help.
Easy access shower solutions and wet rooms can help when showering or bathing due to health, disability or age is causing problems that make using a traditional bathroom difficult or dangerous. They can also be adapted to be used by wheelchair users or with a hoist for lifting people although these are usually installed into purpose built accommodation due to needing more space for effective operation.
Essentials’ within in a safety wet room.
As noted above there are some instances where special equipment can be installed into safety wet rooms, but in most domestic situations the essentials that they should have in common are as listed below.
Bathrooms today aren't just a room that serves a function they are also somewhere to relax after a hard day at work or running around after a young family. As this is the case, it's important to maintain and care for your bathroom by following our tips for cleaning and maintenance to keep your bathroom in tip top shape.
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Always make sure you're aware of the location of your water shut off valves. In a plumbing emergency knowing the location of these may help save you £££ in damage that may be caused from a leak.
Mains cold water: This shut off is usually located under your kitchen sink or nearby it.
Hot water from a combi boiler: Your Mains valve will shut this off or at the boiler, but this shut off is usually best left to plumbers and heating engineers.
The mains water valve in most houses will look like the one below.
Cold water water from a storage tank: This will shut off in your attic or possibly an airing cupboard where your hot water cylinder is located.
Hot water fed from a storage tank: Same as cold water storage above.
The gate valve from the cold water storage tank will generally look like these ones pictured below.
We hope that this will help you in the future, but if however you are unable find them or work them properly our East Lothian and Edinburgh based plumbers will be able to fix or replace them for you. Call us on 01875 571 015 to arrange an appointment.