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A Guide for the Elderly on how to Improve Bathroom Safety

As we age bathroom safety can cause major anxiety. The bathroom was once a relaxing peaceful room in the home, now it can be dangerous if the bathroom is not suitably adapted for elderly needs.

For example, the floor can become slippery, and then there are wet surfaces and small confined spaces to move around in.

It is no wonder that bathroom accidents are one of the most common causes of injury for elderly people at home.

The  bathroom safety issues may be a concerned to a family members or even yourself. So the only solutions might be is to undergo a bathroom transformation. However this can be expensive and also unnecessary to do.

There is a simpler solution, and here is a brief guide on an alternative route you can take on the bathroom.  This will help prevent any unavoidable injuries to an elderly person.

Safety check the floor

Make sure the bathroom floor is always dry. As many accident occur for the elderly around the bath tub, shower or sink. This occurs where spit water has made the floor slippery. So a simple solution is to purchase a non slip mat which can help overcome this problem by increasing someone stability and reduce slipping. Another good tip is place an additional rubber mat in the bath to help maintain balance when getting in and out of your bath.

Purchase hand rails

Another good safety tip is installing handrails. Handrails can provide additional balance and support around the bathroom, especially if someone needs to move around. Handrails come in a great variety of styles, designs and textures. The 2 most common types of handrails are:

Once final tip on handrails is to ensure they have a ribbed or textured surface to give additional grip when wet.

Raise the toilet seat

If the toilet seat slightly too low, did you know it can be modified as a raised toilet seat. This will put less pressure on your joints whilst sitting down or either standing up which will make that person less likely to fall or trip in the bathroom.

At Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumber in croydon company, we regularly perform bathroom safety  tasks like the ones described above. To find out more about how you can protect your bathroom. Give us a call on 020 8664 9099.

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Things to Consider When Planning a New Bathroom Installation

If your bathroom is looking a little old, it might be time for a shiny new bathroom installation. However there’s a lot to think about when planning a new bathroom installation, here are a few things to consider before you start picking out taps.

What do you want with your new bathroom?

Your bathroom design is going to last you for a very long time, so you need to think about what you may need in the future especially if your home situation change. Maybe perhaps you might need to put in another bathroom/cloakroom?

Will everything fit in with the new bathroom installation?

If you do decide on a separate bath and shower, or an additional cupboard as part of your bathroom installation, you will need to think carefully about whether everything will fit in properly.

For example, if you have a small bathroom you might want to make some big changes, by saving some space with having a shower bath combo. Some shower bath combo are smaller than others or able to fit in corners, so it worthwhile shopping around for the size that’s right for the room size. It also a good idea to make a small room look bigger with mirrors.

How much work needs to be done?

Only you can answer that. Only you can decide what will work with the new bathroom installation. You will, after all, save money if you don’t completely redo the whole bathroom but make small changes here and there –while still making it look new.

Aside from buying a new bathroom, there are other ways you can make the room look new and refreshed. It may be in need of a new coat of paint or a way to store things out of sight. Do you need additional cupboards? If you’re short on space consider a sink that sits on top of a cupboard, rather than a pedestal sink, this, after all, gives you more storage and also looks neater.

Planning a new bathroom installation can be exciting, and it’s great fun to watch your ideas come to life. With the right planning and decision making, you could have a bathroom that looks more inviting and is suited to your needs. To find out how Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumber in croydon company can help with installing your new bathroom installation, give us a call.

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What to Do if Your Toilet Is Leaking or Overflowing

As far as bathroom problem goes, it doesn’t get much worst than the toilet is leaking or overflowing, which is often solved with a bit of dynamic plumbing.

Sometimes, toilet problems can get quite a bit worse. A minor crack in the bowl or seal can cause massive water damage over a long period of time.

If you discover your toilet is leaking or overflowing, here’s a brief guide to find out what you should do.

Turn Off the Water

With all plumbing emergency, the first thing you need to do is shut off the water. As far as toilet emergencies go, you don’t necessarily need to turn off water to the entire house. There should be a shutoff valve either on the wall behind the toilet or around the base. Turn the valve to the right to close it and shut off flow to the toilet. If you can’t find any valve around the toilet, you may have to shut off water to the entire house.

Clear the Area

Even a minor amount of water can damage furniture and other objects around your house beyond repair. It is best to clear the area to limit the damage as much as possible. This will also help Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions to reach the problem more easily when he shows up to fix it.

Mop Up

You may not be able to solve the problem on your own, but at least you can make a start by cleaning up the water that is already spilled in the surrounding area. Once you have made sure that no new water can spill out leaving a puddle, mop up what you can and wait for your plumber to arrive.

If you have any further enquiries, then feel free to call Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing croydon company.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Toilet

Is it Time to Replace Your Toilet and Bathroom Plumbing?

When it come to think about something like your bathroom plumbing, it’s a never fun thought and something you would often put to the bottom of the to-do-list.

Unfortunately, ignoring potential bathroom plumbing problems can lead to an expensive, messy issue that will be a nightmare to clear up. It might be unpleasant to think about, but your bathroom plumbing such as something like the toilet is as important as any other appliance within the home. But how do you know when it’s time to contact Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions to replace your toilet?

Cracks in Your Toilet Tank

Have you notice a puddle of water around your toilet? While this may be a simple leak, it could be the sign of something more worrying. There potentially is a crack in your toilet tank, which is something that may be repaired as soon as possible.

Don’t be fooled if your toilet is still working properly. A toilet that still flushes well, isn’t clogging up, and isn’t constantly running may still have cracks or any other issues. It’s better to be safe than sorry and at least have it looked at.

Your Toilet Is Aging

Unfortunately aging toilets are naturally going to work less efficiently than newer ones, which will eventually reflect on your water bill. Newer model of toilet have resulted in toilets using significantly less water.

If your toilet hasn’t been replaced since the property was first built, it may very well be time to consider a replacement.

Your Toilet Is Wobbly

Is your toilet unsteady? You may just need to have some bolts tightened, which is a fairly easy fix. However, it could also mean that a leak or some other problem has caused the floor underneath to become damaged or start rotting, which requires professional repair. Call a Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing bromley company right away if you discover this issue.

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A Guide on Bathroom Fixtures

A Guide on Bathroom Fixtures

The choice of having your dream bathroom is now a reality for a lot of homeowners as there are now bathroom fixtures for every themes and designs imaginable.

However faucet and sinks are among the last bathroom fixtures to be sorted out when installing a new sink.

But, that does not mean you need to wait till the very last minutes before you can make any decisions on the type of faucets and sinks you can fit. There are many choices when it comes to bathroom fixture. But you need to take the time and decide on the best fixtures for your bathroom.

Get the Bathroom You Want

You can easily arrive at the right decision after you develop a clear plan on what you will like to have. You can decide to have photos from a magazine about the sink and fixtures which you will prefer in your home. The photos will make it easy for your interior designer to guide you to a place where you can buy the fixture easily.

Make the Faucet the Focal Point

You need to pay more attention to the faucet. A faucet will make the bathroom stand out. Many people are willing to spend more on faucets after they realize they are focal points in any bathroom. There are several options of faucets available.

Types of faucets include:

Wide-spread faucet

The faucet has separate spouts for cold and warm water. The faucets are available from 6 to 20 inch drilling. They require three holes.

Two-handle center set

The spout and handles are combined at a single base. The valves are 4 inches apart. Each valve will require a separate sink or counter top.

Single set

It is a counter set but has a single mixing handle and spout. It will require one hole.

Wall-mounted

It pairs well with above the counter sinks. It can as well do well with freestanding basins. It requires separate wall mount and drain installation. It makes sink cleaning easier.

Cross the Finish Line

The type of finish you will choose will depend on the bathroom style. If you are working on traditional and contemporary spaces, oil rubbed bronze will work well. Chrome is least expensive if you will like to save on cost.

To find out more information, call Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumber bromley based company today.

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