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Consumer Bulletin: Showering over the bathroom floor drain

Authors: Millikan, L., Quinn, J.
Published: 8th April 2015
Audience: Consumers
ISBN: 9780733434587



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

Publication History:

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


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