Falls can occur in bathtubs, shower stalls, on tile, steps, pool decks, stone, or concrete. Sustained injuries cost thousands of dollars in medical bills and insurance claims. Hotels, Motels, Resorts, and Rental Property Managers are often sued because of guest falls in their facilities’ restrooms. It is time to call a professional to help. ecoTub Solutions offers a safe and chemical-free process to ensure against bathtub and shower slips, falls, and liabilities.
Protect your guests, your friends, your family, and yourself. Our Anti-Slip Solution is an affordable and efficient way to have your tub and shower surfaces professionally etched for increased safety.
According to a CDC (Center for Disease Control) study published in 2011 by the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, an estimated 234,000 people ages 15 and older were treated in U.S. emergency departments in 2008 for injuries that occurred in bathrooms. Four out of five of these injuries were caused by falls.
The number of children injured in such accidents each year has remained fairly steady since 1990. On average, about 120 children a day are hurt in slips and falls while bathing. Researchers examined approximately 791,000 reports of bathtub and shower-related injuries to children ages 18 and under who required treatment at a hospital emergency room. Overall, children aged four and under were involved in nearly 60 percent of all bathtub and shower slip and fall accidents.
Bathtub falls can have especially serious consequences for older adults. Almost 30%of adults aged 65 and above who were injured in bathrooms were diagnosed with fractures. Among adults aged 85 and older, 38% were hospitalized as a result of their injuries.
Bathtubs were involved in accidents 71% more than showers. While the majority happened in the home, some occur in hotels or other locations. Falls and slips accounted for 81% of all injuries. 48% of injuries were to the face, with 15% suffered to the head and neck.
Most slip and fall bathtub and shower accidents are entirely preventable by simple and inexpensive means. Safety measures such as ecoTub Solutions’ Anti-Slip Solution can reduce the risk for all household members and resort guests.
Hotel accidents frequently occur when a guest is injured getting in and out of the bathtub. Therefore, hotel and motels should maintain slip-resistant tubs, showers, flooring, rugs, and grab bars. When a hotel has a guest fall and get hurt – and it is not properly investigated – the cause can put other guests at risk as well.
In addition to local building codes, hotels and motels are also required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is designed to provide easy and safe access to hotels and public buildings to those living with disabilities. For example, the ADA requires that all bathrooms must be safely utilized by people with disabilities and be equipped with specifically designed shower stalls, bath tubs and toilet seats.
ecoTub Solutions can professionally remove unsightly, stained, and worn etching in tubs and showers. Our skilled crew members can then replace the non-slip surface to prevent slips and falls. Contact Us to learn more about this service and to schedule a consultation for your free estimate.