Today we are going to talk about how the little ones, if you have any in your family, can be at risk of coming into contact with commercial chemicals and drain cleaning products that you may have stored underneath your sink or vanity, etc. It is important to take the steps to keep them safe from getting into these things, as children can and sometimes do. The damage that can be done to a child’s body from ingesting chemicals like these can be done quickly and with dangerous consequences.
Time flies by, and with most things children learn to do, opening cabinet doors seems to be one of them. As they grow and explore, they find opening cabinet doors almost as much fun as (if not more so!) than their bedtime popup book. As an adult, however, you know that what is behind those doors they are not ready for. If your family keeps commercial drain cleaners, pipe degreasers, or other plumbing-related chemicals that claim to keep your pipes clear underneath the kitchen sink, you will want to be sure to install a one-piece latch or any other variety of childproof safety mechanism to keep that door closed to their exploring fingers. [Read this article on how drain cleaners can do harm to your pipes!] Simply following the instructions included on the package, your job should be done quickly and effectively.
Don’t forget the bathroom! Common plumbing chemicals and other hazardous materials can usually be found there too. Whether you go the more natural route and use baking soda and vinegar to unclog your toilet pipes or use commercial solutions, vanities or other bathroom cabinets will want to be secured as well. The same safety devices might apply here or you can purchase specialized options for specialized doors and handles you may be working with.
The laundry room is not exempt from these safety hazards to young ones. Aside from the high toxicity of laundry soaps, commercial washing machine drain cleaners can also have an ill effect on their little bodies. If closing off the door to the laundry room with a lockable handle is not an option or desirable for your family, cabinets would do just as well. Again, your local home improvement store should carry a wide variety of childproofing security devices for many different doors and handle types.
If you have a fixture that you need assistance with to install a cabinet system or other way to enclose the harmful chemicals that otherwise make daily life much easier, give Jack Ward & Sons a call at (615) 227-2811 today.