When it comes to bath safety, you have a lot of options. Which options are best for you depends on whether your bathroom will be used primarily by children, seniors or physically challenged adults.
When it comes to kids' bathrooms, bathtub safety is an important consideration. Beyond keeping a close eye on children in the tub, safe practices include maintaining a safe water temperature. Delta® bath products feature either Monitor® pressure balance or TempAssure® Thermostatic tub and shower faucets.
Delta Monitor faucets feature pressure balance valves to help keep water temperature within ±3° F (±1.6° C) when there are sudden changes in hot or cold water pressure due to, for example, someone flushing a toilet or operating a dishwasher. Anti-scald technology is so important that local building codes now require it in new home construction. Monitor valves also feature an adjustable high-temperature limit stop that, when properly set, helps prevent the handle from being turned to a position that is too hot for comfort.
TempAssure® Thermostatic faucets monitor the temperature of the water and adjust the mix automatically to maintain temperature control and to help keep the water temperature in your shower within a safe ±3° F (±1.6° C). This provides a more consistent temperature than pressure balance valves can supply.
TempAssure valves also feature an adjustable high-temperature limit stop that, when properly set, helps ensure the handle cannot be turned to a position that is too hot for comfort.
And don't forget other safety considerations outside of the bathtub. A child reaching for a towel or something else just out of reach, for example, may grab at fixtures to get a boost. While they are not intended as grab assist devices, be sure towel bars, shower rods, and shelves are strongly secured. And layer a bathmat or rug over tile or linoleum floors for sure footing. These may not be the only things you should do to make your bathroom safer for children, but they're a great start!
TempAssure® Thermostatic valves monitor the temperature of the water and adjust the mix automatically to maintain precise temperature control.