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By markcoinc62759768, Nov 6 2017 11:35PM

From slippery surfaces to scalding water the bathroom is one of the most dangerous rooms in your home, especially for children. More than 200,000 people are injured in their bathrooms each year. The best way to keep our children safe is to make sure they are accompanied by an adult while in the bathroom, however, we all know we cannot be there every time our child has to use the bathroom.

Don't get burned.....

Most water heaters are set at 140 degrees, at this temperature delicate skin can burn in seconds. Setting your water heater to 120 degrees can greatly reduce the risk of burns. If you live in an apartment where there isn't a separate water heater, you can purchase an anti-scald device that could stop the water flow if it gets too hot.

Slips and Falls.....

Slips and falls account for about 80% of bathroom-related injuries. Install no-slip strips or a mat on the bottom of your bathtub to prevent slipping. You can install a spout cover over your faucet so your child will not be hurt if he or she falls and bumps their head.

Medications & Cleaning Supplies.....

Kids are curious and want to open and close cabinets and drawers. Install safety latches or locks to keep children away from harmful cleaners, medication, and other harmful toiletry products.

Electrical Items.....

Remember to cover all electrical outlets in your bathroom. Make sure all hair dryers, curling irons, electric razors, and all other electrical devices are locked in a cabineet or drawer.

Supervision.....

Children can drown in only a few inches of water, never leave a child alone in the bath. Bath seats do not prevent drowning, so never leave a child unattended in a bath seat. Make sure to get in the habit of closing the toilet lid, again kids are curious, a child that tries to play in the toilet water can lose their balance and fall in. With a curious toddler, the best choice may be to install a toilet lid lock.

All of these small things can make a big difference when it comes to safety for your children.

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By markcoinc62759768, Oct 10 2017 07:12PM

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Quality service at an affordable price is something our customers in Northern Kentucky have come to expect from MarkCo Plumbing. As part of our commitment to our customers and excellent services, we are pleased to offer a Military and Senior Citizen discount. You can take advantage of these discounts when you call for plumbing services with MarkCo Plumbing.

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By markcoinc62759768, Sep 25 2017 02:41PM

Flushing items that should not be flushed

-While it is common sense not to flush toys down the toilet, it seems to be fun to your two-year-old!

Grease down the drain

-This not only clogs your pipes, but it can cause major problems for the homes around you. Grease can clog sewer pipes and back up into homes in your neighborhood.

Using the wrong tools

-When you need a screwdriver or a wrench but decide a shoe will do the trick, you are asking for problems. When using the wrong tools, things can go wrong.

Overusing the garbage disposal

-If you decide to make fresh lemonade and use 30 lemons, we assure you, those lemons cannot go in the garbage disposal.

Too much weight on fixtures

-The most common fixture to put weight on is your shower head. It may seem great to hang a shelf from your showerhead, which can be fine if you’re not putting too much weight on the shelves. Bottles of shampoo and conditioner are just too heavy for your fixture to hold.

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