Consumer Bulletin: Showering over the bathroom floor drain
Authors: Joanne Quinn, Lyndal Millikan
Published: 8th April 2015
Sometimes people are unable to use their bathroom shower area, due to health or mobility problems, or if the shower area is being renovated. Instead, they might consider showering in the main part of the bathroom, using a hand-held shower over the bathroom floor drain.
However, spraying water outside the shower area can damage the building, and be dangerous if water makes contact with electrical power outlets, switches or appliances. This factsheet provides information to help people decide whether showering over the bathroom floor drain is a safe option in their home.
Specialist Review Panel:
Greg Killeen Consumer Panel
Margaret Neuss Guest Expert Panel
1st ed. Managing Water in the Bathroom, January 2012
Table of Contents
Waterproofing in the bathroom
Where does the water go?
Electricity in the bathroom
Where can I find more information?
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