Wet areas are a bit of concern to everyone. Many types of flooring even if they are not by any change near to any wet surfaces can turn out to be quite slippery. UK accounts many fatal incidents in a year caused due to these slip and fall injuries. Yes, it can prove to be so dangerous, especially if you have elderly or kids around anti skid surfaces become a must for you.
Not just at home or office, even schools and play areas should be protective and safe enough for kids to be able to enjoy thoroughly and for parents to feel relaxed. These protective surfaces when build by experts in seamless ways avoid major injuries upon fall. Let us see some of the places where anti skid surfaces are must and how they are help full:
Areas surrounding swimming pool and within the pool itself can turn slippery and fatal in the long run. Specialised wet pour rubber surfaces should be installed in such areas to keep the swimmers safe. You might be an experienced swimmer or a beginner, safety is most prior for both. Gone are the days now when the tiled flooring of the pool in spite of regular cleaning used to be risky. Be it your private pool or a common one, install the safety skid proof flooring and be safe. They are extensively used at the slapsh pads for kids.
Children’s Play Area:
This is one of the most important places where you need to lay the rubber flooring. Most of these manufactured from recycled rubber not just protects the environment but also is the safest way to make kids feel safe and protected. In most schools and playgroups it is mandatory to lay these surfaces.
The benefits are not just for kindergarten or play gropers but even for older children who might even break their bones upon a bad fall. There are many cases of concussions that are avoided with this playground safety surface.
How will these installations look when placed?
Now you might be worried about the look these products might have and be sceptical about the appearance of the areas. Technology and inventions have reached the extent that you do not have to worry about these. Rubber and resin are available in hordes of colours and shades these days. You can create designs and use colours that are suitable to your surrounding spaces. Kids usually like bright colours and won’t it be even better if you can include a cartoon character on the floor!! Just imagine how much the tiny toots would get excited and their safety is also not at risk.
There are many providers who custom design logos, company or institution’s name on to these surfaces. The best examples for these are the modern day golf courses. There are many companies who get their names added as part of their brand promotions.
All you need to do is do a bit of research on your own. Find out a company that suffices your exact requirement and yes at a budget you can afford.
Flex Flooring has been providing great anti slip floorings
for commercial and private use, specialists in seamless safety surfaces, safety flooring, wet pour surfaces
and decorative resin bound stone floors.
Gutter cleaning is something that you should make sure to do from time to time. Gutters might seem like un-important parts of your home, but actually they have many important uses. For one, your gutters are crucial for steering water away from your home and that is their number one use. If your gutters do not provide this service – because they are blocked or damaged, then this will have negative repercussions for your home resulting in the water overflowing onto your roof and/or onto the floor an walls of your property. This can then cause you to lose heat – as the water on the property uses the heat energy from your home in order to evaporate – and this in turn will cost you a lot of money in energy bills. Further it can cause damage to your walls and foundations through mold and corrosion, and it can leave water marks across your windows. If the gutters fall down due to heavy blockages then this can even be dangerous and risk serious damage or injury.
The problem is that cleaning your own gutters can be dangerous and this is why it is often better to use a professional service, and particularly if you are elderly or if you are not confident with heights.
If you do need to go up to your gutters yourself for whatever reason however – in order to make small changes or remove small blockages yourself, then there are several ways that you can do this more safely and that you can make sure you don’t fall and injure yourself.
One is to avoid reaching a long way. This is a big mistake people make who are trying to clear a lot of the gutters without getting down to move the ladder. It is worth taking the time to do so as leaning can throw you off balance and cause the whole ladder to fall and injure you. Alternatively if you want to make the process quicker and stay safe you can use a long implement that allows you to reach further down the gutters.
You should always have someone with you to hold the ladder and never attempt to clean gutters on your own. As well as helping to hold the ladder, they will also be able to get help in case of emergency.
Always check the weather before attempting to clean gutters and of course be sure that it is not raining which would make it slippery (as well as filling the gutters) and that it is not windy or dark which can also make an accident more likely. It is better waiting longer and doing the job safely and properly than trying to quickly fix it when it is wet.
Once your gutters are cleared you should consider implementing gutter guards. These are essentially sieves that attach over your gutters and let water in while keeping leaves and other things out. This will keep you safe from falling in the best way possible – from doing away with the need for you to go up the ladder at all in the first place.