Think about bathroom safety this Christmas
Another year has come and gone — definitely the strangest in my 63 years. The good news is we made it. With all the COVID-19 and election controversy, I want life to be normal again. First, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Make sure all is safe on and off the road. Off the road meaning we homeowners have spent record times at home this year. This helps us realize the areas we’ve neglected.
For seniors in particular, it is important to create a safe environment. The perfect place to start is the bathroom.
I know you have heard this before, but it’s true. Seventy-two percent of all seniors get hurt slipping and falling getting in or out of the bathtub. This is frustrating because 95 percent of all seniors don’t even take baths anymore. Seniors shower. Here are the best ideas to prevent bathroom accidents and have a better, longer quality of life.
1. CALL TROPICAL
Tropical has been converting tubs to showers as a specialty since 2002. In 2002, Tropical was in Sam’s Club as its contractor and added bathroom renovations to the list of products it installed. Almost immediately, Tropical’s owners Matt and Mike Houar realized that the real need for Hawaii bathrooms was tub-to-shower conversions for seniors. So, Matt and Mike did the market research and created safe, tasteful-looking tub-to-shower conversions. Best of all, the units created are not only nice, but are also affordable and practical.
2. TROPICAL IS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
This means fully bonded and insured workers’ compensation and liability insurance. All employees are factory-trained and have periodic refresher training. Plus, with COVID, all employees are regularly tested, as well as job-site trained to deal with this pandemic.
3. TROPICAL’S TWO MAIN FACTORIES ARE JACUZZI AND ONYX
Both products are lifetime warrantied. Jacuzzi has also infused (SilverShield) into the Jacuzzi products to stop the growth of bacteria, microfibers, etc. So, mildew will not grow on this product.
There are more than a dozen different colors and 80- plus styles to choose from for Jacuzzi products. Onyx has over 50 colors and 60 styles.
4. TROPICAL CONVERTS TUBS TO SHOWERS
From a not-safe area to an ultra-safe area in three days, this can extend and maximize senior living and quality of life.
Christmas is here, so give yourself or the seniors in your life the best gift available: a safe, comfortable, extended, healthy life.
If one fall can be avoided, the job is worth it.
From the team at Tropical, have a safe Christmas and Happy New Year.
Visit us at 1351 S. Beretania St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, or 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, and call us at 593-2000. Finally, remember to buy local.
TROPICAL WHOLESALE BATHS
CONTACT 263-1252 (Windward) • 456-4892 (Leeward) • 593-2000 and 396-0971 (Honolulu)
ADDRESS 1351 S. Beretania St., Honolulu (showroom)