Last Updated on September 23, 2018 by ellen
Have you ever wondered how to child proof your plumbing? There are so many things that we need to look into as a parent. Being a parent may be challenging at times, but creating a safe home for your children doesn’t have to be.
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How to Child Proof Your Plumbing
You can use the tips below to start childproofing your plumbing and thereby creating a home everyone in your family can enjoy.
Install a Toilet Handle Lock
If you’re tired of walking into a bathroom flooded by toilet water, the solution is easy and affordable. Simply install a toilet handle lock on your toilet. This device prevents the repetitive flushing that causes overflowing toilets. Most models easily affix to your toilet under the handle. When it’s locked, it’s very difficult for a young child to flush the toilet. This one tip can prevent a lot of calls to your nearby professional plumbing repair service.
Install Drain Covers
If you don’t want to run the risk of your little ones throwing expensive jewelry down the sink, then install drain covers in all of your sinks. This will also prevent a lot of clogs because only liquids can pass through these covers. So, if your kids get any other funny ideas, your sink is safe.
Install Spout Attachment
The spout in your bathtub can hurt your young child if they hit their head against it. You can make your bathtub safer by installing a rubber spout attachment. Animal themed ones are very popular and make bath time a lot of fun. Check out these fun developmental bath toys.
Don’t Flush This
No matter what the package says, don’t flush:
- Baby wipes
- Molding clay
- Cotton balls
- Paper towels
- Baby bottle inserts
It may be tempting to use your toilet as a garbage can, but that will lead to a clogged toilet in no time at all. Dispose of the items mentioned above in the trash.
Check Your Water Heater
Make sure the water in your home can’t go above 120 degrees. You’ll have to manually adjust this on your water heater.
Thank you to Premier Plumbing and Air for providing these tips for my readers today.
Premier Plumbing and Air
108 NE Dixie Hwy Stuart, FL 34994
Ellen is a mom of a 25-year-old son and 30-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable toddler. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and check out the latest toys and games.