Sunday, July 29, 2012

Suction Cup Fail

Those handy little racks for the shower are easy to install, right? Just dampen the surface, stick on the suction cups and you have a convenient holder for soaps and shampoos. No more leaning over to reach stuff on the bathroom rim.

Sooner or later, you're going to hear a crash in the tub or shower. The suction cups have developed a failure; they've released from the surface. If there are enough heavy items in there, the fall could potentially damage fiberglass. Worse, yet, a full shampoo bottle falling from a distance could break a toe.

Prevent the potential for an accident with these two tips:

1. Place the rack slightly lower than normal to reduce the weight of a fall.
2. Remove the racks on a regular basis and re-stick them according to directions. Usually they require a 24-hour rest period before re-loading.

Once every 3-4 months should be enough to avoid a suction cup failure.